Graduate Engineering (Civil)

  • Full Time

Website Mainroads Western Australia

About this Job

Your Future, Our Direction

Join a leading WA government agency that values your contribution and wants to invest in you!

Keeping WA Moving is our commitment for the future, underpinning our values and guiding the decisions we make.  As communities and populations continue to expand, so does the need for a safe, reliable, and sustainable road-based transport system.

The future direction of Main Roads is an exciting one as we welcome over 600 new employees through our move to in-house road maintenance delivery. We continually strive towards excellence in everything that we do. Now is a great time to become involved in developing and implementing cutting edge technology and sustainable major projects on WA’s road network.

Main Roads provides stability, security, and ongoing challenging and rewarding work.


About the Role

We currently have opportunities available in our Graduate Engineer (Civil) program to offer recent university graduates with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) – either via a direct pathway or through a Bachelor of Science (Engineering pathway) within the last three (3) years.

Applications will also be considered from current students who will be completing their degree by July 2024 for our mid-year intake, or December 2024 for our 2025 intake.

This is a three-year rotational program, providing practical learning experiences in a range of specialist areas that are not only relevant to your qualification, but also to your strengths and interests.   A 12-month rotation in one of our regional locations is a component of the program, fast tracking your development and experience in engineering projects that impact our communities.


What’s in it for You?

  • An attractive remuneration package and employment conditions and benefits
  • A well-established graduate program with carefully considered rotations that are based on your skills, experience and interests
  • A dedicated graduate co-ordinator who will guide you, support you and provide professional feedback and advice throughout your program
  • Opportunities for professional development through a practical and formal learning program
  • Flexible working arrangements and support to achieve a healthy work/life balance
  • Build working relationships with industry professionals
  • Guaranteed permanent placement at the completion of your graduate program


About You

If you are passionate about making an impact and you have a strong desire to learn, then we want to hear from you!

Come and be a part of keeping WA moving!

To be considered for our Graduate Engineer (Civil) Program, you must:

  • Be a recent university graduate (within 3 years from completion of your bachelor’s degree) or have your degree completed by July 2024 for our mid-year intake, or December 2024 for our 2025 intake.
  • Be motivated to work at Main Roads, demonstrated through your strengths and personal attributes
  • Have a career interest in civil engineering and a desire to work in regional areas
  • Have strong problem solving skills, including embracing change and challenge
  • Be great at working together in teams
  • Be able to build relationships with stakeholders

Please submit the following documentation in your application:

  • A copy of your completed Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering (direct pathway or via the Bachelor of Science pathway) and your academic transcript. Applicants that are currently completing their studies are to submit their most current academic results. Overseas qualifications will need to be accompanied with confirmation of Australian equivalency.
  • A current CV
  • A copy of your current WA Driver’s Licence (or approved equivalent)
  • A cover letter outlining why you would like to join our Graduate Engineer (Civil) program, highlighting your skills and abilities relevant to the role.

Please ensure your cover letter does not exceed two (2) pages.

Successful applicants will need to complete a pre-employment medical assessment and may be required to complete a National Police Check prior to appointment.

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We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to attracting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce and in line with our commitment to improve diversity; we strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, women, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and people with disabilities to apply.


Eligibility to Apply.

For permanent appointment to the Western Australian Public Sector, you need to be an Australian citizen, or have permanent resident status in Australia.

For a fixed term appointment within the public sector, you will need documentary evidence of your entitlement to live and work in Australia. Your documented evidence will need to be valid at the time of application and covering the period of the contract to be considered for the role.

If you are on a temporary working visa or bridging visa, please ensure you specify this in your application.


Find Out More.

Learn more about this opportunity and our entry level career pathways on our Graduate & Students portal:

For further information on our Graduate program, the recruitment process and eligibility requirements, please email and one of our team will be in contact.

If you experience technical issues when submitting your application, please contact RAMS Helpdesk on 1300 733 056 or e-mail to

Further information about Main Roads, real-time travel information and our projects can be found on our website

If you have any support or access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in this selection process, please contact Sophie Cook on (08) 9323 4263 or email

If you have any support or access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in this selection process, please contact Sophie Cook on (08) 9323 4263 or email


– 2024 applicant information pack.pdf
– 2024 graduate engineer civil info sheet.pdf
– grad program information guide 2024.pdf

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