Engineering graduates, especially those who hold a UNSW Co-op scholarship, are recognised as being the best in Australia and are actively sought after by top employers.
Major recruiters include:
Consultants – who plan and design projects, with some supervision of implementation of the plans. Some firms specialise in certain areas of civil engineering (for example structures, geotechnics or water) and the work is mainly office based.
Contractors – who organise the execution of designs on sites, overseeing labour force and materials, considering time, cost, environmental and safety constraints. Work will move from site to site, so you must be prepared to be geographically mobile.
Local authorities, - who are responsible for water, drainage and highway systems. May act in both design and site management capacities.
Other large engineering organisations who specialise in mining, public transport, power generation and supply.