Your job could include
- Create 3D models using modelling software.
- Designing, planning, organising and overseeing the building of structures.
- These may be dams, bridges, gas and water supply systems, sewerage systems and roads.
- This can include reporting, evaluating cost, plan approval, asset management and assessing environmental impacts.
Average salary range
- Graduate civil engineers usually start on about $50,000 to $75,000 a year.
- Mid-level civil engineers usually earn between $75,000 and $95,000.
- Senior civil engineers who work as team leaders or managers usually earn between $100,000 and $120,000.
- Principal civil engineers responsible for overseeing engineering projects earn between $130,000 and $160,000.
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Faiz Salim - Civil Engineer
What was your pathway into civil engineering?
I studied a Bachelor of Engineering at the University of Auckland, specialising in civil. I received a scholarship from Watercare, called Mark Ford Nga Tapuwae Scholarship which paid for tuition cost to assist with study.
My civil engineering journey
I started at Watercare as a graduate engineer and now I have moved up to be a Project Engineer. I completed an additional practitioner certificate in Project Management. A Project Manager usually has responsibility for projects around $50,000 to $1,000,000. With further experience one can become a Senior Project Manager, having responsibility for projects which are longer in length, high profile and usually in the millions. At Watercare there is a supportive culture where you can always ask questions so you learn.
What does it mean to work as a Civil Engineer?
It’s great, we are always real busy and being able to say to someone hey I helped build that, it is really rewarding.
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