Civil Engineering Draftsperson and Technician

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

Overview

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians assist in civil engineering research, design, construction, operations and maintenance.

Day-to-day

  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
  • performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
  • collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
  • estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
  • conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collecting data for traffic surveys.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,574 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Civil Engineering Draftsperson and Technician

  • You usually need a formal qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field and experience working with drafting software to work as a Civil Engineering Draftsperson or Technician. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Take a Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

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