Our Civil Engineering Services include the following:

  • Estimate bearing capacity of soils
  • Shoring – contiguous piers and sheet piling
  • Screw piles
  • Stormwater plans
  • Hydraulic plans
  • Flood studies
  • Dilapidations reports


At Engineering Sydney, we pride ourselves on providing structural and civil engineering excellence, personalised customer service and value to our customers through innovative engineering designs.

From our location in Oatley, in Sydney’s south, we offer structural and civil engineering consultancy services all around Sydney. Examples of our work and testimonials from our customers are available here.

Once you contact us, we’ll organise to meet with you to discuss your needs.

What comes next is the favourite part of our job – developing a unique design that meets the needs of your project, with major emphasis placed on practical solutions.


Civil engineers are responsible for the basic needs and facilities (otherwise known as infrastructure) of society. They strengthen and improve systems that allow humans and nature to exist together with little impact. Modern society could not function without civil engineers. We need them to design and build higher-capacity transportation systems, to construct larger commercial and industrial complexes, and for water supply and pollution control. We need efficient, cost-effective and innovative repair or replacement of civil infrastructure such as roads, bridges and buildings. Civil engineering is about roads and railways, schools, offices, hospitals, water and power supply and much more – the kinds of things we take for granted but would find life very hard to live without.

Civil engineers must also find ways to deliver the infrastructure required when there’s minimal money available to pay for it. Essentially, civil engineers must create solutions to complex problems and implement them. There are several unique specialty areas within civil engineering, including environmental, structural, municipal, transport and geotechnical. There are two types of civil engineering roles within the various specialty areas: consultants who focus on design work and typically spend more time in the office or communicating with clients, and contractors who are more involved with monitoring the physical construction and work mostly on-site.Both challenging environments, and all civil engineers must be innovative and logical. Other essential attributes civil engineers need include creativity, versatility, problem-solving skills, and the ability to consider the bigger picture and collaborate with a number of other professionals.


Everyone at university graduates as civil engineers, having completed many courses including structural engineering. Structural engineering is a discipline of civil engineering.

So basically, all structural engineers are civil engineers, but not all civil engineers are structural engineers! We call ourselves civil engineers or structural engineers in the workforce, depending on our area of expertise.

We like to explain it as civil engineers being responsible for the design of infrastructure projects such as:

  • Roads
  • Railways
  • Water and wastewater systems
  • Dams
  • Bridges e.t.c

Whereas the structural engineer is involved specifically in the design of structures associated with these projects:

  • The bridge structure in a road system
  • The dam wall
  • Draw-off tower in a reservoir
  • The structures associated with a water treatment plant
  • The signs over a freeway etc.

Structural engineers are focused on the materials of construction and their ability to withstand design actions. Say a bridge collapsed due to poor design, it’s now the structural engineer’s responsibility to resolve it. If the river floods and swallows the bridge due to poor estimations of flood levels, or if the traffic is always backed up due to poorly planned lanes, it’s a civil engineer’s responsibility – this is the difference.


What is shoring in civil engineering?

Shoring is a supporting structure designed by civil engineers, used during the construction or repair of buildings to prevent it from collapsing. Shoring is usually temporary, and there are many different methods of shoring that can be used, depending on the situation. Shoring is most commonly used during the early stages of construction projects, also known as the excavation process, to reinforce below-ground work such as trenches.

Why is shoring an important part of civil engineering?

Shoring provides a reliable and strong supporting structure in a range of civil engineering projects, including the installation of a building foundation, or providing stability to an unsafe wall. Common shoring applications include home and building construction, foundation installation and repairs, and archaeological digs.

The main advantage of using shoring technologies when performing construction or excavation work is safety – because the key purpose of shoring is to provide stability and prevent collapses, helping to ensure a safe work site.

Shoring also provides efficiency by enabling excavations to be completed safely and thoroughly, preventing the need for remedial work which can cause delays and wasted resources if a collapse happens.


What is stormwater design and planning in civil engineering?

Civil engineers who create stormwater drainage plans work at the highest level of design and planning, which requires solving large, time sensitive and complex complex problems. Professionals like architects turn to civil engineers to provide the most efficient and cost effective stormwater drainage systems, surface and sub-surface drainage.

Civil engineers ensure that stormwater drainage management plans satisfy the relevant criteria and requirements, including development application and construction certificates. They provide hydraulic solutions for residential and commercial development with all types of ground conditions.

Stormwater drainage plans cover:

  • Roofwater systems
  • Stormwater drainage design
  • Onsite detention systems
  • Rainwater re-use systems
  • Grey water re-use systems
  • Flood and overland flow analysis
  • Water sensitive urban design
  • Stormwater hydraulic solutions
  • Pipeline extensions

Why choose Engineering Sydney for your stormwater design and planning?

Engineering Sydney has decades of experience in stormwater design and planning for residential, commercial and industrial developments. Our hydraulic engineers certify the system once built and provide the necessary certification for council approval. The result is a quality and innovative stormwater design that is sustainable and economical, and above all appropriate for your development. Contact us now to discuss stormwater design and planning.