1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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2124-11 Civil Engineer

Plans, designs, organises and oversees the construction and operation of civil engineering projects such as structural, transportation or hydraulic engineering systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:

  • designs civil engineering projects such as hydraulic systems, roads, aerodromes, water supply systems, bridges and buildings
  • studies, evaluates and reports on the environmental implications of projects
  • determines construction methods, materials and quality standards
  • drafts and interprets specifications, drawings, plans, construction methods and procedures
  • organises and directs site labour and the delivery of construction materials, plant and equipment
  • administers contracts and verifies and certifies satisfactory completion
  • establishes detailed programs for the coordination of site activities
  • sets up work control systems to ensure that standards of performance, quality, cost and safety are met
  • consults with other engineers, architects, landscape architects and environmental scientists
  • researches, investigates and evaluates materials, processes or systems related to civil engineering works
  • supervises the testing and commissioning of completed works

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