Civil Engineering Technician using a laptop in an industrial manufacturing facility

Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technicians conduct tests of construction materials, prepare sketches and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists.

Overview

Civil Engineering Technicians conduct tests of construction materials, prepare sketches and tabulations, and assist in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists.

Day-to-day

  • prepares sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams and other structures
  • performs and directs fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interprets work assignment instructions, applies appropriate procedures and selects equipment
  • collects and analyses data and carries out computations
  • estimates material costs and ensures finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspects civil engineering works, and organises and supervises maintenance and repair work
  • conducts field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils, and collects data for traffic surveys.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Civil Engineering Technician

  • You usually need a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification in civil engineering or another relevant field to work as a Civil Engineering Technician. Some workers have university qualifications.

    Take a Certificate IV in Engineering Drafting

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