Civil engineering technical designer - Salary and Career
Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

Civil engineering technical designer - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prepare architectural and civil engineering drawings using specific software for technical drawing, as well as they can execute plans, drawings and details of hydrosanitary and electrical installations and cartographic drawings, collect and process data and plan the work for the elaboration of the project, for example, interpret existing projects, calculate and define design costs, analyze sketches and apply occupational health standards and technical standards related to civil construction, being able to update the design according to legislation.

How much does an Civil engineering technical designer earn

A Civil engineering technical designer earns between $1.324 and $11.638 per month, with an average monthly salary of $3.664 and a median salary of $2.185 according to an salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 786 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).

Salary ranges for the Civil engineering technical designer

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 3.664 43.970 916 17
1º Quartile 1.324 15.889 331 6
Median Salary 2.185 26.225 546 10
3º Quartile 8.876 106.509 2.219 42
Higher Salary 11.638 139.658 2.910 55

Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • middle-level technicians in the physical, chemical, engineering sciences
      • technical designers and modelers
        • technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

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Main workplaces

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture these workers work in economic activities such as civil construction, collection, purification and distribution of water, public administration, public utility services such as production and distribution of electricity, gas and water. They are found as employees with a formal contract or as self-employed, always individually, with permanent supervision. They work during the day, indoors, with the exception of the technical cartography designer, who also works in the open.

What does it take to work in the field of Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture

This job/occupation requires complete elementary education, a basic qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours and professional experience of one to two years. Mastery of applications such as cad - computer aided design is required.

Functions and activities of Civil engineering technical designer

Technical draftsmen of civil construction and architecture must:

  • close the drawing work order;
  • review drawings;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;
  • close drawing work order;
  • planning work related to design;
  • collect data for drawing preparation;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • plan work related to drawing;
  • organize technical files;
  • elaborate architectural and civil engineering drawings;
  • close the design work order;
  • planning work related to drawing;
  • close the drawing service order;
  • process data for drawing;
  • planning the work related to the drawing;
  • planning work related to the drawing;

  • Activities

    • list drawing material;
    • set drawing cost;
    • update the drawing according to legislation;
    • demonstrate foreign language basics;
    • select drawing tools and media;
    • index documents relevant to the area;
    • return documents used for archiving;
    • check dimensions, dimensions and descriptive information;
    • store files;
    • applying occupational health standards (nr-9 and nr-15) ;
    • determining design methodology;
    • keep drawing tools;
    • define formats and scales;
    • make a technical visit to review data;
    • select drawing media and tools;
    • compress digital files;
    • report procedure changes;
    • demonstrate mathematical reasoning.;
    • send drawing and/or copies to customer;
    • search for additional information;
    • propose alternatives for drawing up;
    • drawing planks;
    • update the drawing according to the legislation;
    • determine the type of file to be used;
    • detail drawings;
    • develop spatial vision;
    • demonstrate manual skill/precision;
    • fill in the final report;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • mastering basic computing;
    • field survey;
    • apply principles of total quality;
    • interpret existing designs;
    • work as a team.;
    • modify drawings;
    • legend plans;
    • store files;
    • gather documents;
    • calculate data from field book;
    • use specific software for design;
    • apply technical standards;
    • analyze sketch obtained through field information;
    • release drawing to electronic file or map library;
    • supplement drawings;
    • stipulating deadlines for the execution of the drawing;
    • interpret calculation memory;
    • compatize drawings under supervision;
    • transfer total station data from field to office;
    • organize supplier catalogs;
    • adopt hygiene standards at work;
    • calculate estimated design costs;
    • prepare the workplace;
    • consult information in files;
    • follow new technologies;
    • search the internet;
    • organize collected data;

    Sectors that hire Civil engineering technical designer the most in the job market

    • engineering services
    • building construction
    • architectural and engineering related technical drawing services
    • other civil engineering works
    • manufacture of precast reinforced concrete structures, in series and on order
    • manufacture of metal structures
    • scaffolding rental
    • manufacture of other metal products
    • electrical installation and maintenance
    • architectural services

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