Current Career Opportunities with 5QS Consulting Engineers

Newcastle / Central Coast, NSW

Graduate Civil / Structural Engineer

The Opportunity
5QS Consulting Engineers is seeking a post graduate, Full-time position based in our Newcastle / Central Coast Office, but travel to our other offices throughout NSW and the ACT may be required at times. This role requires the applicant to have a strong understanding of the principles of civil / structural engineering.

The primary role of the Graduate Engineer will be to assist the Senior Engineers in preparing civil, structural and geotechnical documentation for projects such as new residential / commercial developments, renovations / additions, swimming pool and retaining wall projects which will involve you to take and understand instructions, work under minimal supervision, present calculations and documentation in a clear and concise manner and discuss technical assumptions and decisions. The role will require working from the office as well as field work on a regular basis for investigations and inspections.

Who we are
5QS Consulting Engineers [5QS] is a multidisciplinary consulting engineering firm providing comprehensive services across eastern NSW, including the Far- and Mid-North Coast, Hunter Valley, Central Coast, Sydney Metropolitan and South West Slopes Regions, ACT, and Norfolk Island. Our engineering disciplines include: Civil; Structural; Geotechnical; and Environmental engineering. We are a progressive employer that provides flexible working options and variety of interesting professional activities. 5QS has experienced mentors able to provide practical ‘on the job’ support to help develop crucial skills.

Required Experience and Skills

  • Minimum 2 – 3 years local civil / structural / geotechnical experience.
  • High level of academic achievement at University.
  • Excellent report writing and communication skills, including communicating with clients.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills.
  • Show initiative.
  • Take and follow instructions.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Present calculations and documentation in a clear and concise manner.
  • Pride in their work.
  • Attention to detail essential.
  • AutoCAD drafting experience.
  • Understanding of current Australian Standards and the Building Code of Australia.
  • Driver’s license.


This is a Permanent Full-Time position; therefore, you must already have a Permanent Australian Residency Status.

Please let us know in a cover letter how your experience and skills make you a good fit for the role.
Please also attach your resume, references, referees and academic transcript. Sharing highlights
from some of your favourite projects would also be appreciated.
All applications will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.   hr@5qs.com.au 

Notice to Recruiters: Please note that 5QS does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or recruitment
agencies. In the event a recruiter or agency submits an unsolicited resume or candidate, 5QS explicitly reserves
the right to pursue and employ such candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency, as any
unsolicited resumes are deemed to be the property of 5QS.