Civil Project Engineer Jobs

How to Enter

Civil Project Engineers often bridge the gap between Civil Infrastructure, Engineering and Project Management. For that reason, many New Zealand employers expect candidates to have experience or qualifications in both, for example, a Bachelor of Engineering, specialising in Civil Engineering and a qualification in Project Management (PMI or PRINCE2).


Typical Responsibilities

Civil Project Engineers could find themselves conducting any of the following on a daily basis:

  • Forecasting and planning engineering resources and activities for projects involving roads, bridges, buildings, sewerage plants and other structures
  • Liaising between project management and Civil Engineering teams
  • Managing performance of third-party vendors and suppliers
  • Calculating and reporting financial costs of Civil construction and engineering projects
  • Managing quality control processes
  • Reporting, discussing and resolving problems with engineers
  • Provide training to Civil Engineering team when required



Civil Project Engineers who are willing to continue learning can take their career far, from further specialising in areas such as waste water, earthworks or road engineering, to moving further into Project Management. In some cases, they can also move into Engineering Resource Planning, Budget Estimation or Health and Safety.


Salary Range

Entry: 33K – 55K per annum (NZD)

Experienced (4+ years): 60K – 100K per annum (NZD)


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Physical Address:
Level 4, Aviation House
12 Johnston Street
Wellington 6011
New Zealand

Postal Address:
PO Box 5555,
Wellington 6140

Tel: +64 4 499 8800
Fax: +64 4 499 0955



Physical Address:
Level 1, Altrans House,
104 Quay Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand
Tel: +64 9 951 5011 


Physical Address:
50A Ossian Street
Napier 4110
New Zealand
Tel: 0800 868 436


Brisbane, Australia

Physical Address:
477 Boundary Street
QLD 4000
Tel: +61 7 3085 7427