CDR Sample for Civil Engineers

Professional CDR sample for Civil Engineers written as per the Engineers Australia guidelines for the Migration Skills Assessment.
Last updated 2/2019

What you’ll get

Continuing Professional Development
The sample of CPD clarifies the Engineering Knowledge of the applicant.
Three Career Episodes
Career Episode gives a brief explanation of your engineering education, job experience and any training related to engineering.
Summary Statement
Summary statement gives the detail explanation of all the competency element and talks about the competencies one holds that is suited to the requirements laid down by EA.
Resume Sample
The resume includes a full summary of the applicants engineering education, work experience and the activities of the author.
Civil Engineer
A$ 49
Continuing Professional Development
Three Career Episodes
Summary Statement
Resume Sample

CDR Sample for Civil Engineers

Since the economy of Australia is growing exponentially with the spectacular economic boom in Civil engineering sector, there is a greater need for Civil Engineers with relevant international experience. In order to eliminate the critical shortages of Civil engineering to overcome the delay in projects, the skilled migration visas are opened for Civil Engineers by the Australian Government. The required qualification for entering this occupation is a bachelor’s degree or higher, along with relevant experience in some cases.

CDR Sample for Civil Engineers includes all the required reports such as Curriculum Vitae (CV), Continuing Professional Development (CPD), three Career Episodes (CE), and Summary Statement. The content of the CDR Report Samples is given below:

Curriculum Vitae (CV): Resume on the basis of a professional template.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): The sample of CPD clarifies the Engineering Knowledge of the applicant – 329 words.

Civil Engineer Career Episode Sample 1: “Re-Development of the residential building” – 2491 words.

Civil Engineer Career Episode Sample 2: “Process Model of Water Treatment Plant” – 2393 words.

Civil Engineer Career Episode Sample 3: “Multi-storied building analysis” – 2482 words.

Civil Engineer Summary Statement Sample: Detailed explanation of all the competency element – 1794 words.

Civil Engineer Career Episode Sample 1

This project was titled as “RE-DEVELOPMENT OF THE Residential BUILDING”.
The engineering activities that the author did during the project are as below:
 The author performed the information gathering of the different construction elements for the design system.
 The author planned the location of the plant room and developed the layout.
The author conducted E& M installation operations in the project.
 The author developed the drawing and calculation for drainage connection, HVAC connection electrical connection for buildings.
 The author conducted the quality control of material used for the design of the system and installed the component on the project site.
The author performed the overall estimated cost of the project and consulted with the client on any changes required.

Problem & Solutions

“Some of the major problems that were encountered by the author during the “RE-DEVELOPMENT OF THE Residential BUILDING” along with their solutions are defined below:-

  1. Problem 1 career episode 1 and its Solution

    The author found an issue in the design of the system path of the water supply department and drainage system connection. He found out that the drainage system was passing through the water supply system which raised concerns with both the health of the people of the building and regarding the design of the system.

    To solve the problem, the author examined the calculations and discovered the erroneous dimensional values in the calculation. He altered the path for water supply and drainage connection. Then, he thoroughly checked the additional parameters of the client’s requirements and also changed the erroneous dimension. Then, he calculated the new modified parameters of the layout and redesigned the layout using the modifications.

  1. Problem 2 career episode 1 and its Solution

    During E&M installation the author found an issue regarding the operational capabilities. He found that for water supply the pipe which was used was shorter and the material bought was defected. To resolve this issue, the author sent back the defected product to the supplier and performed the quality testing of the undefeated products.

  1. Problem 3 career episode 1 and its Solution

    The author came across another issue during the installation process. He found an issue regarding the smoke extraction system from the kitchen of the building. To solve the issue regarding the smoke, the air duct was also extracted on B3/F which covered air distribution to B4/F.

Civil Engineer Career Episode Sample 2

Project Name: Process Model of Water Treatment Plant

This project was titled “Process Model of Water Treatment Plant”. The engineering activities that the author did during the project are as below:
 The author designed the flowchart required for the design of the water treatment plan.
 The author devised the modern type of grit chamber by considering various parameters

 The author computed the settling tank area by using a suitable value for the loading surface.
 The author premeditated the rapid sand filters by considering the filtration bed length and filtration rate.
 The author drafted the appropriate settling tank in order to enhance and control the quality of water throughout all the seasons.

Problem & Solutions

Some of the major problems that were encountered by the author during the “Process Optimization of Welding On The Basis Of Friction Stir” along with their solutions are defined below:-

  1. Problem 1 career episode 2 and its Solution

    During the design process of the grit chamber, the author came up with the problem of finding the precise and correct dimensions of the grit chamber. This created hindrance in the treatment of the water plant and also considerably damaged the pumps and other devices in the chamber.

    After consultation and research, the author came up with the solution to revalue and carefully study each peripheral. The author remodeled the detention model to 1 minute. Likewise, the Author also found that to meet the requirements during the rainy season; the discharged should be maximized three times more than the usual discharge.

  1. Problem 2 career episode 2 and its Solution

    The author encountered that in the rainy season there would be more production of the sludge and the availability of storage was found to be inadequate. To handle the production of sludge, author came up with various remodeled parameters to design the filter.

    Henceforth, by taking into consideration the volume of digester required, total sludge produce, etc. the author increased the availability of storage space and handled the production of sludge even in heavy rainfall and another climatic context.

  1. Problem 3 career episode 2 and its Solution

    One of the major issues that the author came across while operating the treatment plan was the problem due to tension in the chains. The author found out that the spring-loaded arm chain tensioner in the tank didn’t provide a good amount of proper tension. Because of this, the contact between the chain and sprocket teeth were not found to be prominent. After some interval of time, the chain hopped caused the loading of the sprocket teeth and chain links in an extensive manner. Because of the extensive load, the wear and tear of the sprocket and chain slowly followed.

    As a solution, the author found that Snap Idle Tensioner can be used in order to maintain the wear and tear of the chain and the device snap idle tensioner was easy to install and had no moving or mounting parts. Likewise, I also found that it can be easily retrofitted in accordance with the system and used it in order to reduce downtime and maintenance and chain wear.

Civil Engineer Career Episode Sample 3

This project was titled as “MULTI-STORIED BUILDING ANALYSIS”.
The engineering activities that the author did during the project are as below:
 To study and review the different simulation tools like STAAD pro, ANALYSIS and AutoCAD for analysis purposes.
 To choose the site location on which the analysis is to be done based on different constraints like building lines and orientation.
 To calculate and analyze various load types on the structural frame-like wind, dead load, live loads etc.
 To perform the beam design, slab design, and column positioning.
 To perform the footing design, staircase design and perform analysis and calculation using STAAD pro simulation software.
 To develop the entire structure of the building based on bending moment, loading, structural diagram.

Problem & Solutions

Some of the major problems that were encountered by the author during the “Steam Turbine Control Oil System” along with their solutions are defined below:-

  1. Problem 1 career episode 3 and Solution

    As the author used STAAD pro for the analysis of the designed model structure. The structure was found less strong as per the requirement that was a major issue for the project implementation.

    The author after consulting with the team member examined the tools and function which was used in the analysis process. The cause of the issue was due to the area of the steel used during the development and its characteristics. Since the characteristics of the steel cannot be changed, the issue was because of the area of the steel, which was less than required.

  1. Problem 2 career episode 3 and Solution

    During the calculation, the author found that punching stress was more than the permissible stress, which made the footing design ineffective.

    After consultation with the project supervisor, the author checked all the calculations of the footing design. the author also got knowledge regarding the solution that can be taken to solve the issue. Increasing the thickness of the slab can solve this issue, but this solution would cause a change in the entire design of the building, and this will also change all the constraints that the STAAD pro use for the analysis of the design. After detail research and consulting with the supervisor, the author decided to change the square footing size by increasing it. The size of square footing was chosen in such a way that other parameters do not change the designed system that solved the problem raised.

Civil Engineer Continuing Professional Development

CPD refers to the process of tracking and documenting the skills, knowledge, and experience gained both formally and informally.
The CPD writing is in a list format (title, date, duration, and venue) and includes the following details:
 Formal engineering study.
 Conferences at which you have delivered papers or attended.
 Short courses, workshops, seminars, discussion groups, technical inspections and technical meetings you have attended.
 Preparation and presentation of material for courses, conferences, seminars and symposia.
 Services to the engineering profession (volunteer work, board or committee volunteering, mentoring, etc.

Some of the presentations, seminars, workshops and trainings done by the author are mentioned below:
 Presentation on Water Treatment Plant for 2 days.
 Seminar on Multi-storied Building for 1 day.
 Training on AutoCAD for 15 days.
 Seminar on Construction Management for 2 days.
 Course study on Sustainable Urban Development for 10 weeks.
 Workshop on E&M Installation for 5 days.

Civil Engineer CV

The CV includes a full summary of the authors engineering education and work experience. The CV here is a complete record of the activities of the author.
Career Objective
The author wishes to work in a core civil engineering construction company in order to develop professional growth and prosper the company on providing an opportunity.

Work experience
The author worked as a Civil Engineer from August 2017-till date at ABC Construction Pvt. Ltd. Some of the responsibilities the author had are mentioned below:
 To develop the construction procedure for the redevelopment of the project in an effective way.
 To perform the site survey of different projects and gather the information regarding the construction elements needed for the projects.
 To perform design work regarding the project layout with the use of different civil engineering software.
 To conduct the electrical and mechanical installation operations for the project.

Educational qualification
The author studied Bachelor in Civil Engineering from 2013-2017 at ABC University located in Location.

Summary Statement

A summary statement is the detail explanation sample of all the competency elements.
The summary statement consists of the Consistency Elements, a Brief summary of how the author has applied the element and the paragraph number in the career episode(s) where the element is addressed in tabular format.
Professional engineer Summary Statement is divided into three parts:

     PE1.1 Comprehensive, theory-based understanding of the underpinning natural and physical sciences and the engineering fundamentals applicable to the engineering discipline.
     PE1.2 Conceptual understanding of the mathematics, numerical analysis, statistics and computer and information sciences which underpin the engineering discipline.
     PE1.3 In-depth understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the engineering discipline.
    PE1.4 Discernment of knowledge development and research directions within the engineering discipline.
     PE1.5 Knowledge of contextual factors impacting the engineering discipline.
     PE1.6 Understanding of the scope, principles, norms, accountabilities and bounds of contemporary engineering practice in the specific discipline.
    PE2.1 Application of established engineering methods to complex engineering problem solving.
     PE2.2 Fluent application of engineering techniques, tools and resources.
     PE2.3 Application of systematic engineering synthesis and design processes.
     PE2.4 Application of systematic approaches to the conduct and management of engineering projects.
     PE3.1 Ethical conduct and professional accountability.
     PE3.2 Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.
     PE3.3 Creative innovative and proactive demeanour.
     PE3.5 Orderly management of self, and professional conduct.
     PE3.6 Effective team membership and team leadership.

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