Labour Market Insight: Civil Engineering Jobs

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.

Most Civil Engineering Professionals work in:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Construction
  • Public Administration and Safety
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.

Employment Statistics: Civil Engineer


Number of Civil Engineers
employed in Australia


Number of Civil Engineers
employed in Australia

80% : 20%

Ratio of male Civil Engineers to
female Civil Engineers


Projected job growth
In 5 years


Civil engineers as a percentage of all Engineers


Median base salary for
qualified Civil Engineers

Employment Destinations: Civil Engineer

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