Make RJV your civil engineering career destination

4 April, 2023

Civil engineering is a rewarding career and with Australia’s continued investment in land development and infrastructure it’s also in high demand. It features at number 12 of the most in-demand occupations in Australia currently, with construction managers at number three.

At RJV, we work hard to be an employer of choice for civil engineers at any stage of their career – from graduates to experienced engineers. As an equal opportunity employer, we promote a sense of belonging regardless of gender, ethnicity, generation, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability and encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.

What does a civil engineer do?

Civil engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction, and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including public works such as roads, bridges, canals, dams, airports, drainage systems, pipelines, structural components of buildings, and railways. It requires frequent driving and time spent outdoors.

How do you become a civil engineer?

The most common pathway is by completing a relevant university degree in civil engineering or a similar course with a major in civil engineering.

What does it mean to be a civil engineer here at RJV?

Our civil engineers play a critical role in the successful delivery of our projects. Depending on the level of the position, the role will be based at a project site or at our head office. All our engineers are provided with a company vehicle, phone and laptop, in addition to a host of other company-wide benefits including a retailer discount program, salary sacrificing options, novated leasing, FIFO and metro-based opportunities and more. 

We also have a robust professional development program which aims to retain the knowledge and experience of our civil engineers by providing a clear promotional pathway within RJV, allowing them to progress from graduates through to construction managers, gaining the required training and experience at each stage.

Read about our senior project manager Chris Beggan’s journey from site engineer.

Further, we are focused on being at the forefront of sustainable development and transitioning to net zero operations.   

A civil engineer’s typical day may include:

  • Consulting with our clients on project requirements to determine suitability of sites and plans
  • Determining construction methods, materials and quality standards
  • Preparing reports, working drawings and specifications, plans and procedures
  • Preparing cost estimates and evaluating the cost efficiency of projects
  • Organising and directing site labour and the delivery of construction materials and equipment
  • Submitting plans to relevant authorities for approval and obtaining building permits
  • Supervising construction to ensure structures are built correctly
  • Designing structures to ensure they are safe and can bear dynamic and static loads
  • Assessing travel flow and usage patterns taking into account population increases and future growth

Meet one of our civil site engineers, Dylan Barr

Dylan Barr is a RJV civil site engineer at our East of the Beach, Eden Beach and Jindalee projects. 

At RJV, civil site engineers like Dylan are exposed to a large variety of projects, work scopes, HSEQ processes and more, working on some of Perth’s largest and well-known land development and urban renewal projects.

With a great balance between teamwork and autonomy, inside and outside tasks, and being part of WA’s sustainable development, it’s a rewarding career when you’re with RJV. 

Watch the video of Dylan


Keep an eye on our job board for the latest civil engineering roles


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