Civil Engineering Technician

Conducts tests of construction materials, prepares sketches and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Civil Engineering Professionals and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 6 months - 3 years
Average pay $81,865
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 600

What does a Civil Engineering Technician do?

  • preparing sketches, charts, tabulations, plans and designs for civil engineering works such as drainage, water supply, sewerage reticulation systems, roads, airports, dams, bridges and other structures
  • performing and directing fieldwork and laboratory testing
  • interpreting work assignment instructions, applying appropriate procedures and selecting equipment
  • collecting and analysing data, and carrying out computations
  • estimating material costs and ensuring finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspecting civil engineering works, and organising and supervising maintenance and repair work


  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Civil Laboratory Technician
  • Geotechnical Laboratory Technician

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Operations
Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision
Diploma of Engineering Technology
Advanced Diploma of Engineering
Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology
Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design