Civil Design Engineers provide advice on the design, planning and management of the civils aspect of construction projects. Their work ranges from brief consultations with clients to the complete design and coordination of a project. Civil Engineers interpret client requirements into a workable design plan, work on formulation and concept planning, and oversee the submission of pre-tender documentation. Civil Engineers working on design may specialise in road design, infrastructure such as drainage and wastewater, or site services such as the installation of utilities and services for new developments. They also manage and supervise engineering projects for clients with frequent visits to site.
Civil Design Engineers tend to work for private civil or multidiscipline engineering consultancies. They have at a minimum a degree in Civil Engineering, and many hold postgraduate qualifications. Many have achieved or are actively working towards Chartered Engineer status. This job requires a high degree of communication and collaboration with external actors such as clients, architects, local authorities and those working on site.