Much is happening within the civil engineering sector across Australia and opportunities are plentiful.  I therefore wanted to share with our network an update on the current civil engineering market across the country with some news, insights and roles.


This Year

The new financial year is now well and truly underway.  Companies have their budgets set, the market is booming and despite NSW and VIC being in harsh lockdowns, projects are progressing, pipelines are strong and hiring and opportunities are plentiful.

This past month has seen a roadmap out of lockdown outlined in NSW and to some extent VIC, with the rest of the country living free of the vast majority of restrictions.

Vaccination rates are increasing and we are working towards state-wide lockdowns being a thing of the past once the magic number of 80% double-dosed vaccination rate is reached.

Recent Activity

Throughout the whole of 2021, the engineering market as a whole has been extremely busy, with the move to working from home happening seamlessly as a result of past experience with this.  There has also been a lot more confidence that we, as an industry, could work through restrictions and with an end to restrictions in sight, clients, local and state governments and private industry have kept their foot on the gas.

Major transportation projects get the headlines, and the recent award of the Warringah Freeway Upgrade in NSW has got the industry talking.  However, the shortage of available housing and the migration of people from major cities to regional areas has resulted in land development continuing to boom.  In addition, urban development projects are plentiful, with major brownfield development happening across all states and major council areas.


It really is a perfect storm in the civil engineering market; with a huge volume of work, a shortage of available talent and border restrictions limiting new arrivals to the talent pool.

As a result, I have never been busier and have more live roles than ever before!  Below is a small selection of these by state; but are by no means everything that I have available.  I’d therefore love to hear from you if you are interested in hearing what’s available in the market and opportunities that could help you to achieve your career goals.


  • Project Managers (Land Development) – North Shore, Northwest and South West Sydney
  • Civil Drafters of all levels – Across Greater Sydney
  • WSC’s of all levels – across Greater Sydney
  • Civil Designers (12D and Civil 3D) of all levels – CBD, Northwest, Western Sydney, Central Coast and North Shore
  • Civil Engineers through to Associate with locations in the CBD, North Shore, Upper North Shore, Western Sydney, North Western Sydney and South Sydney


  • Civil Engineers (Drainage & Stormwater) of all levels – Melbourne CBD
  • Civil Engineers (Urban Development) – 3 years up to Associate level – Melbourne CBD
  • 12D Designers – 4 years + – Melbourne CBD


  • Civil Engineer to Associate level roles – Brisbane CBD
  • Civil Designer – 12D roles – Gold Coast, Brisbane CBD
  • Project Manager (land / urban development) – Brisbane CBD


  • Senior Civil Engineer / Associate Civil Engineer – Darwin City

I have 15 years of recruitment experience and over 8 based in Australia recruiting into the consulting engineering market.  I’m therefore well placed to offer career, salary and market advice, so please reach out to me should you have any questions or would like to learn more about the opportunities that I have available.

In the meantime, stay safe everyone!


0403 915 522 / [email protected]