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Sample Cover Letter For Civil Engineering Job Application

Luke Judd
49 Skinner Street
Strickland WA 6000
0411 111 111
(08) 9111 1111


Catherine Merrick
HR Manager
Asterix Construction
PO Box 0000
Alfdale WA 6001


Dear Ms Merrick

REF: CE3953

Please accept my application for the role of Civil/Structural Engineer as advertised on seek.com on 25 November.

I am a self-motivated Civil/Structural Engineer with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Hons) and six years experience in design and estimation teams on a range of projects. In 2007 I achieved Chartered Professional Engineer status from Engineers Australia. I am seeking to develop my skills in my next challenge and am very interested in joining the engineering team at Asterix Construction.

Working as a civil/structural engineer at Robertson Construction I have worked on many projects, including: the Mileville sewer, the Walker motorway, several apartment complexes, Travalltown iron mine and Greenfields copper mine. My skills in modelling and designing projects using AutoCAD, 12D and Space Gass, and my focus on getting a job done well and on time, have resulted in all projects being completed successfully and with very positive feedback from managers and clients.

I have a thorough knowledge of the processes of construction in ground engineering projects and mining and also excellent interpersonal and communication skills. My organisational and multitasking abilities are advanced.

Please let me know if you would like more information about my projects. I look forward to discussing my suitability for this role in person.

Yours sincerely

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Luke Judd

Civil Engineer Cover Letter

Civil Engineers are in charge for building and maintaining various structures, such as airports, railways, roads, bridges, dams, and power plants. They are employed by government departments, local authorities, or companies providing facilities such as water, gas, or electricity. Common Civil Engineer duties include completing feasibility studies, using computer software, managing budgets, making sure projects are completed in time, determining project impact, solving development problems, and liaising with clients.

A well-written cover letter sample for Civil Engineer should showcase the following qualifications:

  • Engineering expertise
  • Strong math skills
  • Analytical and methodical thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Teamwork
  • Time management
  • Deadline orientation
  • Leadership and managerial skills
  • Computer competences
  • The ability to delegate tasks

Comparable Civil Engineer skills can be seen on the cover letter example displayed below.

For more information on what it takes to be a Civil Engineer, check out our more complete Civil Engineer Job Description.

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Dear Ms. Bailey:

Upon learning of your need for a Civil Engineer, I felt compelled to submit my resume for your review. With more than 16 years of experience in building  and structure development, installation, modification, and maintenance—as well as my superior project management and team leadership abilities—my talents would significantly benefit your organization.

My expertise lies in performing detailed feasibility studies, designing initial structure plans, adhering to defined budgets, and resolving issues or concerns while minimizing environmental impact. From determining project scopes and consulting with clients to overseeing comprehensive engineering functions and training and supervising teams, I demonstrate success in driving all phases of civil engineering projects from ground to finish.

Consider the following highlights of my qualifications:

  • Supervising all aspects of operations, development, and execution of a $25M bridge building project, a $23M roadway project, and a $49M sewer rehabilitation project; obtained all necessary permits, addressed the public and various agencies regarding potential disruptions, and led weekly status update meetings with contractors and inspectors.
  • Reviewing and approving project drawings and specifications, preparing cost estimates, preparing proposals and schedules, and tracking expenses and deadlines to meet all deliverables.
  • Facilitating success for quality-focused projects through expertise in AutoCAD.
  • Utilizing superior organizational, interpersonal, and motivational skills to propel projects and teams to peak results.

My superior knowledge and experience in civil engineering and project leadership will contribute immensely to the success of future projects with Surface International. I look forward to discussing the position in further detail. Thank you for your consideration.


Robert L. Rego

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