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Civil Designer

Help design key infrastructure for the future.
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What's it like to be a Civil Designer?

Civil Designers use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to draft, produce, scale and fine-tune drawings and maps for key infrastructure and construction projects. This may include roads, bridges, railways, earthworks, and commercial, industrial and residential developments.

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Civil Designers may work within a team of Project Managers, Engineers, Designers and Drafters, and may be involved in determining material, labour and other project costs.

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How to become a Civil Designer


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To become a Civil Designer you are usually required to have completed some formal training, which may include a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Civil Engineering or an Associate Degree in Engineering Technology. You will also need to demonstrate proficiency CAD software.

  1. Complete a qualification in civil engineering or engineering technology.
  2. While you’re completing your formal training seek out internship opportunities and develop your practical experience with 12d Model and CAD programs, such as AutoCAD, Civil 3D, InRoads, HydroCAD, and StormCAD.

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Latest Civil Designer reviews

Latest reviews from 12 Civil Designers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Civil Design / Engineering is an opportunity to build the infrasture you will use for the future
Reviewer's Qualification
Advanced Diploma
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Transport
The good things
There are huge array of opportunities within the Civil Engineering sector. Due to the amount of work available throughout the country at present and the shortage of candidates there is space and oppo...
The challenges
Due to the gaps in the labour available you will often come across people who have been promoted into positions early often beyond their ability. This can often lead to extra pressure on those around...
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Oct 2018
Principal designer is a interesting and challenging career path
Reviewer's Qualification
Associate Degree in Engineering
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Engineering
The good things
Interesting sector (transport infrastructure) with a variety of projects and disciplines plus the opportunity to help develop others career paths and teach others the skills you have acquired
The challenges
Budgets, time constraints, project constraints, all help drive project outcomes and the success of the project
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