Civil Engineer Draftsperson  

As a civil engineering draftsperson, you prepare detailed drawings and plans for civil engineering work. You support other civil engineering professionals.

Help prepare plans for drainage, water supply, sewage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams and other structures.

Civil engineering drafts person


  • Design Work
  • National and international work 
  • Working in an office and outdoor settings 

A typical day may involve:

  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works

It helps to be good at:

  • planning projects 
  • using design software
  • solving problems
  • keeping things organised 

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert IV in Civil Construction Design
  • Advanced Diploma Civil Construction Design 


  • Traineeship 

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction
  • Design
  • Government and safety 

Related Roles

  • Civil engineer

  • Civil engineering technician

  • Structural engineer


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