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Are you at a crossroads in your career?

Are you at a crossroads in your career? Not sure what other career options you have? Civil Survey Solutions provides software solutions for the infrastructure industry, employing a team of engineers and industry professionals who work as Application Engineers.

Our team started the journey in a similar position to where you are now, questioning what else is out there. We provided them with training and support to successfully transition from their industry-based engineering role into a career in the software industry.

Engineering is a highly specialised field that requires years of education, training and experience, particularly in areas such as drainage or water. By nature, engineers are problem solvers. They use their skills and knowledge to design, build, and maintain a wide range of systems and structures. However, constant pressure, ongoing politics and tight deadlines mean an industry-based role is not always for everyone.

As a water or drainage engineer, you are responsible for designing and implementing systems that manage water and other liquids, typically using complex software systems. Experience with tasks such as designing drainage systems for roads and buildings, managing wastewater treatment facilities and meeting water quality standards ensures that your understanding and skills level with the relevant software systems is advanced. Furthermore, your fluid dynamics, hydraulics, and hydrology skills make you an exceptional candidate to transition to the role of an Application Engineer.

What does an Application Engineer do?

Typically, the role of an Application Engineer is to be responsible for helping customers implement and use company products and assist with the development and testing of new software. Application Engineers must have strong communication and problem-solving skills, as well as a deep understanding of the software products they are working with.

Here are the top three reasons we believe that you should consider changing your current role to an Application Engineer:

Firstly, software is an essential part of the engineering field. As technology advances, software tools evolve to help design, simulate, and test projects. Application Engineers play a critical role in this process, assisting the engineers in making the most of the available tools.

Second, working as an Application Engineer can offer a different type of challenge and more variety than working as an industry-based engineer. While both fields require problem-solving skills, Application Engineers often work with a wide variety of customers and projects. This can provide an opportunity to learn about different industries and applications and to apply engineering skills in new and creative ways. It is the perfect position to remain in touch with your industry while allowing you to develop and extend your experience and knowledge.

Finally, working as an Application Engineer for an engineering software company can be a more flexible career choice than working as an industry-based engineer. Many software companies, including ours, offer remote work options. This can be particularly appealing for engineers who want to work from home, travel, or have more control over their work-life balance.

If making a move interests you, please visit the careers page on our website. Alternatively, if you have any questions regarding the role, please get in touch with Shane O’Rorke BE (Civ) Hons (Technical Services Manager) on 0400 858 125 or email shane.ororke@civilsurveysolutions.com.au