Opportunities For Civil Engineers Migrating to Australia

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Opportunities For Civil Engineers Migrating to Australia


 

Overview

The following information can assist those Filipino professional Civil Engineers who are contemplating in apply to migrate to Australia from the Philippines as Civil Engineers in 2017 and the opportunities that are available there.

Civil Engineering Professionals design, plan, organise and oversee the construction of civil engineering projects such as dams, bridges, pipelines, gas and water supply schemes, sewerage systems, roads, airports and other structures; analyse the likely behaviour of soil and rock when placed under pressure by proposed structures and design structural foundations; analyse the statistical properties of all types of structures and test the behaviour and durability of materials used in their construction; plan and develop transportation systems; and estimate and monitor the construction costs of projects.

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks such as: -

  • determining construction methods, materials and quality standards, and drafting and interpreting specifications, drawings, plans, construction methods and procedures
  • organising and directing site labour and the delivery of construction materials, plant and equipment, and establishing detailed programs for the coordination of site activities
  • obtaining soil and rock samples at different depths across sites and testing samples to determine strength, compressibility and other factors that affect the behaviour of soil and rock when a structure is imposed and determining the safe loading for the soil
  • studying architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs, and preparing detailed cost plans and estimates as tools to assist in budgetary control
  • monitoring changes to designs, assessing effects on cost, and measuring, valuing and negotiating variations to designs
  • analysing structural systems for both static and dynamic loads
  • designing structures to ensure they do not collapse, bend, twist or vibrate in undesirable ways
  • assessing present and future travel flow patterns taking into account population increase and needs change
  • designing the physical aspects of transportation systems such as highways, railroads, urban transit, air transportation, logistical supply systems and their terminals

Similar Job Titles may include the following such as: -

  • Civil Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transport Engineer

Job Prospects

Data on Job Outlook are updated on a yearly basis and are compiled from national statistics which may not reflect either regional variations or more recent changes in employment conditions.

Over the five years to November 2019, the number of job openings for Civil Engineering Professionals is expected to be average (between 10,001 and 25,000). Job openings count both employment growth and turnover (defined as workers leaving their occupation for other employment or leaving the workforce).

Employment for this occupation fell slightly in the past five years and rose moderately in the long-term (ten years). Looking forward, employment for Civil Engineering Professionals to November 2020 is expected to grow strongly.

This is a large occupation (43,000 in November 2015) suggesting that opportunities should be available in many (but not all) regions.

Civil Engineering Professionals have a very high proportion of full-time jobs (93.9 per cent). For Civil Engineering Professionals working full-time, average weekly hours are 43.9 (compared to 40.2 for all occupations) andearnings are high - in the ninth decile. Unemployment for Civil Engineering Professionals is average.

The most common level of educational attainment for Civil Engineering Professionals is Bachelor degree (58.0 per cent).

Civil Engineering Professionals are mainly employed in: Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Construction; and Public Administration and Safety.

Key Indicators

This table shows how this occupation compares with other occupations on 9 key measures: employment size; full-time share of employment; earnings; unemployment; employment growth over the past 2, 5 and 10 years; future growth (projected growth rate over 5 years); and future job openings (estimated number of vacancies due to employment growth and turnover). The Future Growth indicator is based on growth in percentage terms, while the Future Job Openings indicator is based on an estimated number of vacancies. A small occupation with a strong Future Growth score may have a weak Job Openings score, while a large occupation with a weak Future Growth score may have a strong Job Openings score, as even a small percentage change can result in a relatively large number of new jobs.

Indicator

Level

Decile

How many workers are employed in this occupation?

43,000

8

How many work full-time (% share)?

93.9

9

What are the weekly earnings for full-time workers ($ before tax)?

1683

9

How does unemployment compare with other occupations?

average

5

What has been the long-term employment growth - 10 years (%)?

21.2

6

What has been the medium-term employment growth - 5 years (%)?

-9.2

3

What has been the short-term employment growth - 2 years (%)?

-2.1

5

What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?

strong growth

7

What will be the level of future job openings?

average

6

Those seeking to migrate permanently to Australia in 2017 as a Civil Engineer can attended our SKILLSELECT ASSESSMENT SEMINAR on Saturday the 11th of February 2017 at our Makati City Office in our ENGLISH TRANING ROOM FACILITIES.

Thank you and Mabuhay!

January 20, 2017