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Engineering Technical Officer

Civil and structural engineering associates provide technical support to civil engineers and civil engineering technologists. They assist with the research, design, construction, operation and maintenance of projects such as roads, airports, railways, buildings, bridges, dams and drainage systems.

Duties & Tasks
Civil and structural engineering associates may perform the following tasks:
  • help to estimate costs, prepare specifications for materials and carry out surveying and drafting
  • prepare working drawings, plans and designs for construction work
  • use computers to produce designs, detailed drawings and documentation
  • help with programming work and checking materials
  • maintain close contact with construction workers and project managers
  • check that finished works are within specifications, regulations and contract provisions
  • inspect civil engineering works, and organise and supervise maintenance and repair work.
  • Working conditions
    Civil and structural engineering associates may work in offices, technical laboratories, workshops or on site.
    Personal requirements
  • able to identify, analyse and solve technical problems
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • capable of accurate, detailed work
  • aptitude for computing and design
  • practical and creative
  • able to work independently or as part of a team
  • able to accept responsibility.
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