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Site Engineer

Plan and direct the on–site activities of engineering and construction projects.

What's it like to be a Site Engineer?

Site Engineers direct and oversee the on–site flow of work, materials and equipment on civil engineering projects. They coordinate and direct the on–site activities of construction projects including roads, bridges, dams, pipelines, airports and other structures, and gas, water and sewer systems.

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Site Engineers are skilled in engineering project management, cost estimation and interpreting complex plans and specifications. They are employed by government departments, engineering consultancies, construction contractors and mining companies.

What can I earn as a Site Engineer?

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How to become a Site Engineer


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A Bachelor of Engineering with honours is usually required to become a Site Engineer.

  1. Complete an Engineers Australia accredited Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Civil Engineering. This is usually a four-year course of study including three years of undergraduate level and one year of honours level study. Prerequisite subjects include English, maths, chemistry and physics.
  2. Consider completing further postgraduate study such as the Master of Engineering.
  3. Aim to secure an internship or placement while studying. This will provide you with valuable work experience.
  4. Upon graduating, attain your Engineers Australia membership and register with the NER.

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Latest Site Engineer reviews

Latest reviews from 10 Site Engineers surveyed on SEEK
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Aug 2019
From Sweeping Floors to Procuring Works
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Construction Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Site Administration
The good things
As a junior/youngster coming straight out of if not close to finishing a construction related degree, I highly recommend commencing your career in construction on site as a cadet/leading hand or even ...
The challenges
Of course, along with the good and fun times, comes the bad and stressful. You may find that being a junior will bring a lot of stress and unpleasant times of pressure. Pressure may be due to deadli...
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Aug 2019
If you love communicating with people, if you are the person who cant stare at computer all day, construction is the industry for you
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Construction Project Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Construction
The good things
Building cadet is where everything starts in construction. You learn the fundamentals of construction such as document control, writing professional emails, reviewing designs, preparing contract and e...
The challenges
Construction industry is one of the only industry where you will face all different kind of people with different education such as people who dropped out of high school, who went to tafe to bachlor d...
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