Pavement Design Engineer Job Description

Pavement Design Engineer

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Pavement Design Engineer Job Description

A Pavement Design Engineer is generally responsible for developing and optimising structural and functional aspects of road and pavement systems. Their duties are to create durable, safe, and cost-effective pavement designs that can withstand traffic loads and environmental conditions.


  • Estimate the cost associated with the different pavement design options
  • Liaise with clients and stakeholders to determine project briefs
  • Research and design new ideas for products and systems
  • Ensure that designs are functional, safe and compliant
  • Present designs and demonstrations for client approval
  • Technical problem-solving of construction issues
  • Use specialised software to simulate pavement behaviour under different conditions
  • Work closely with Engineers, urban planners, government agencies, contractors, and other stakeholders to coordinate pavement projects
  • Analyse traffic loads, soil characteristics, and environmental factors to determine thickness and composition of pavement layers


  • Previous experience in a design role, with on-site experience and exposure to pavements advantageous
  • High level expertise in the evaluation of 12-d and DWG files to assess designs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and ability to form strong relationships with a variety of people
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Confident public speaker requiring the organisation and delivery of presentations
  • Ideally pavement/asphalt design experience for roads or airport projects
  • Previous experience with clients on projects for inspections or consultancy background preferred
  • A solutions-orientated attitude

Working Conditions

  • Work on a variety of projects such as road construction, parking lots, airport runways, and several more
  • Use a range of software tools for design analysis and project management
  • Collaborative work with other professionals working on the projects
  • Work schedules depend on project objectives
  • Extra hours may be required when nearing the completion of a project
  • Generally work both in an indoor and outdoor environment

Average salary

  • $100k to $120k per year in Australia.

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

This Pavement Design 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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