Civil Engineer Job Description

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Civil Engineer Job Description

Civil Engineers plan, design, manage, and construct a range of infrastructure, including roads, railways, bridges, airports, mines, buildings, dams, water systems, and several more. They analyse sites to see whether a project is feasible and use specific software to develop designs.

Responsibilities

  • Inspect project sites to monitor and manage construction professionals working
  • Analyse site locations to determine the feasibility of construction projects
  • Develop detailed structured designs using computer software such as CAD and resolve any challenges that arise
  • Plan and manage budgets and project resources to ensure that the construction complies with rules and regulations
  • Estimate equipment and costs of labour for construction projects
  • Ensure compliance with relevant guidelines, rules and environmental regulations at every stage of a project

Requirements

  • Must hold a WHS White Card to certify that you have completed the working safely on construction sites course
  • In-depth knowledge of construction best practices
  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or any other qualified certifications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Aptitude for computing and design
  • Liaise with clients and other engineering professionals, as well as the ability to monitor staff onsite

Working Conditions

  • May work on public or private infrastructure projects
  • Can work for local departments, consulting organisations, mining companies or engineering contractors
  • Work is either in an office or at a construction site 
  • Safety equipment must be worn during the on-site construction phase

Average Salary

  • $90k – $110k per year in Australia
  • $95k – $100k per year in New Zealand

Salary is based on © SEEK and © Indeed statistics and research.

This Civil Engineer job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/New Zealand market.


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