Civil Engineer Technician 

Conduct tests of construction materials, prepare sketches and tabulations and assist in estimating costs to support civil engineering professionals.

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

Civil Engineering Technician


  • Technical Work
  • Salary 
  • Working in an office and outdoor settings 

A typical day may involve:

  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works
  • performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interpreting work assignment instructions using appropriate procedures and equipment
  • collecting and analysing data
  • estimating material costs
  • making sure finished works meet specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works
  • organising and supervising maintenance and repair work
  • conducting field and laboratory tests of construction materials and soils

It helps to be good at:

  • planning and managing projects 
  • communicating clearly 
  • solving problems
  • keeping things organised 
  • analytical thinking 
  • working calmly under pressure 

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Diploma Civil Construction Management 


  • Traineeship 

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction
  • Government and safety 

Related Roles

  • Civil engineer

  • Civil engineering draftsperson 

  • Structural engineer


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