Civil Engineering

Job Description

Civil engineers are highly trained professionals who design and oversee the construction of public works, such as roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, buildings, airports, water and sewage systems, and other large infrastructure projects. They can either work for a government organisation or in private industry competing for government contracts. Much of the work is done in an office, but civil engineers also go to project sites to monitor construction.

Careers Ladder


To become a Civil Engineer in Australia a university degree in engineering (with a major in civil engineering) is usually required.

You may also like to Volunteer and work your way up.

Some courses you may like to consider;

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honours)
  • Masters of Civil Engineering

To work independently as a Civil Engineer you will need to register with the appropriate organisation to gain a Professional Engineer’s Licence.


  • Analytical
  • Communicator
  • Focussed
  • Interpersonal
  • Innovative
  • Practical
  • Self-Motivation

Key Skills

  • Drainage
  • Infrastructure
  • Project Management
  • AutoCAD
  • Consulting Services

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;