Civil Engineer - Defence

Civil Engineer - Defence

GHD | Brisbane City, QLD, AU

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Take aim with a Defence career at GHD!  We are targeting Civil Engineers to join our  Defence Training Range Training Facilities Centre of Excellence  in South Queensland. Join our team to deliver strategic Defence projects – help embed new ideas and technologies, be part of a uniquely employee-owned company and grow your career with us.

With an expanding portfolio of global Defence projects, our  Defence Training Range and Specialist Facilities Centre of Excellence  has an exciting opportunity for an experienced  Senior Civil Design Engineer  with 10 years’ experience to work alongside highly experienced industry professionals. In this role, you will be part of a team who provides world-class training facilities to develop and maintain a Defence, Security and Border Force mission critical capability.

With the option to be based in either  Brisbane, Sunshine Coast or the Gold Coast , you will be responsible for the preparation of civil designs for these projects and will have experience with AutoCAD and 3D modelling software for design development. You will apply your skills to assist in the detailing and drafting of all aspects of civil works including but not limited to earthworks, roadworks, services coordination, and stormwater design. You will have an aptitude for resolving complex site constraints within the operational parameters required of such facilities.

GHD is supporting Defence and Law Enforcement Agencies in the process of re-imagining their approach to live fire ranges and training facilities to support their current and emerging threat environments within a safe, compliant, and functional training setting.

Our role is to work with our clients and stakeholders to understand their training needs and interpret those needs into a functional design to support range and training area operations. These include the administrative and support facilities, live fire (including less than lethal) target support structures and targetry systems. This includes access to, within and around the range and training facilities.

Working as a key member of our range design team, this rewarding position will see you involved in:

Provide technical expertise to clients as required;
Prepare design sketches and details for drafting by technical staff and oversee the preparation of design and documentation;
Contribute to the development of GHD’s knowledge and skills in civil engineering including planning, design and construction; and
Assist in the securing and delivery of projects by way of client relationship management.

What you will bring to the team

Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) with 5 – 10 years post graduate experience;
Registered Professional Engineer (RPEQ) / Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng);
Previous experience managing the design, documentation and project management of Defence or Law Enforcement type projects;
Experience in managing the design, documentation and project management of urban development, road and general civil infrastructure projects;
A passion for design documentation, assessment and analysis of technical data with a strong focus on the production of quality outputs;
Excellent project management skills;
Mature and well-developed communication skills both oral and written;
A strong background in building, nurturing and maintaining ongoing client relationships;
Experience in 3D and 12D design modelling.
AutoCAD capability in drafting and detailing civil projects; and
Previous project experience within a multi-disciplinary team.

To be considered for the roles you must be an Australian citizen and able to hold an Australian Defence clearance. For more information go to

At GHD we recognise that our people have a life outside of work and may need support to balance their responsibilities at home or for other interests. GHD is committed to providing flexible working arrangements and ensuring that our employees maintain a suitable balance between work and home.

All our employees are expected to be able to attend a GHD office. In Australia you must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 to access any GHD controlled office or project site in all states and territories except WA, unless you have been granted an exemption.