Mid-Career Senior Civil Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary (Australia)

The average pay for a Mid-Career Senior Civil Engineer with Engineering Design skills is AU$100,820 per year.

AU$80,237 - AU$122,771
MEDIAN: AU$100,394
Salary AU$80,237 - AU$122,771
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$19,727
Profit Sharing AU$511 - AU$19,574
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
AU$80,450 - AU$130,423
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 17 Mar 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

Job Description for Senior Civil Engineer

A senior civil engineer handles the design, construction, and maintenance of public structures such as dams, bridges, buildings, and roads. It’s their job to ensure that each structure is able to withstand the wear and tear of constant use. Senior civil engineers work primarily in an office setting, although they typically perform on-site inspections to monitor projects' progress and look at potential problems. A senior civil engineer often oversees a team of other engineers and is expected to delegate to, mentor, train, and supervise subordinates. The average work week for a senior civil engineer typically is around 40 to 50 hours; however, unscheduled problems and important deadlines may require the senior civil engineer to have to work nights and weekends.


Senior Civil Engineer Tasks

  • Conduct field assessments and inspections to plan and execute project goals.
  • Provide expertise for design and structural considerations, as well as evaluating site-specific needs.
  • Manage and advise staff in construction, operations and maintenance projects.
  • Present reports on proposals, new techniques, environmental impacts, right of way, etc.

Senior Civil Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$100,573

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Key Stats for Senior Civil Engineer


15 %
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.


15 %
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 3%
no benefits
None: 94%