Civil engineers are fundamental to the planning, designing, construction, operation and maintenance of key infrastructure such as buildings, airports, factories, roads, bridges, railways, transportation systems, dams, sewerage, harbours, canals and dockyards (DEEWR 2013).
Work Experience – Civil Engineer
Applicants shall have a minimum of five years’ work experience, as a civil engineer, in areas such as:
- Plan, design and supervise the building of roads, bridges and railways to ensure vital transportation infrastructure.
- Adhere to applicable processes and practices to ensure realisation of civil infrastructure and services.
- Evaluate civil design solutions against the requirements of original specifications.
- Interpret and apply Australian Building Codes and relevant Australian Standards during the design of civil infrastructure.
- Participate in detailed engineering design involving mathematical calculations, writing of specifications and drafting of drawings specific to major civil infrastructure.
- Plan, design and oversee the construction of high-rise buildings, apartments, stadiums, shopping complexes, airports, hospitals and entertainment centres.
- Maintenance management of existing harbours, canals, dockyards and airports.
- Perform computer-simulated modelling and analyse resultant data on behaviour of key components and systems used in civil works.
- Supervise para-professionals, technicians and construction workers during the implementation of civil engineering projects.
- Assess condition of existing civil infrastructure and write reports highlighting recommendations on safety, maintenance, refurbishment, remaining life expectancy and demolition.
- Write plans, standards, procedures, work instructions and forms.
- Plan and carry out demolition of old buildings using implosion.
- Review and propose amendments to Australian Building Codes and relevant Australian Standards.
- Specify, evaluate and purchase engineering products and services.
- Improve existing engineering products, processes and services.
- Create an awareness of new civil technology and where applicable, attain intellectual property rights.
- Liaise with mechanical, structural and electrical engineers to ensure optimum integration of civil infrastructure with other services.
- Liaise with project stakeholders such as clients, end-users, contractors, suppliers and government agencies to facilitate effective and efficient communications.
- Listen carefully to project clients and sponsors in order to gain an understanding of requirements that feed into the engineering design process.
(AusIMM 2013, DEEWR 2013, Engineers Australia 2013, IBISWorld 2012, IET 2013).