Civil engineering draftsperson

Civil Engineering Draftspersons create mechanical drawings or blueprints and help civil engineers plan, sketch, design, and operate production. They should have strong research and organisational abilities and be able to multi-task.

Duties and tasks

  • Choose proper equipment and crew for particular job specifications
  • Draft drawings, blueprints, diagrams and plans for civil engineering projects including sewage and draining systems, dams and water provisions, dams, bridges, roads, etc.
  • Evaluate construction sites and materials and gather information for weight and measurement requirements
  • Manage fieldwork operations and oversee progress
  • Prepare estimated budgets for civil engineering project costs
  • Supervise production and ensure that projects are meeting correct dimensions, regulations and provisions of the contract
  • Survey civil engineering sites and plan repair work and maintenance

Skills required

  • Communication Skills
  • Effective Leadership Abilities
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Time Management and Strong Attention to Details

Working conditions

Civil Engineering Draftspersons typically work a Monday to Friday work week, but may be required to work evenings or weekends to complete project deadlines. They may work in an office or lab environment as well as on-site of civil engineering projects, overseeing and examining work.

Professional associations / Industry information

Engineers Australia 

The Institute of Industrial Engineers 

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