Cadet (Design)

Do you want paid work while studying that supports Queensland’s transport network?

Join us in 2023! We are looking for future-focused cadets who value teamwork, a community minded spirit and are obsessive about customer service.

By joining Transport and Mail Roads as a cadet you will apply the technical skills you are learning to real-life projects. This will give you a head start in your career while helping the department deliver better transport solutions for Queensland.

In the role of Cadet (Design) you will assist with the development of planning and design projects as components of transport infrastructure projects. You will operate in a multidisciplinary team environment that provides road design support to the transport infrastructure area in the District.

Accountabilities under supervision include:

Assist in the development and costing of transport infrastructure design models in the concept, development and delivery phases of transport infrastructure projects.

Develop capability in the use of specialist Computer Aided Design & Drafting (CADD) software applications such as 12d and AutoCAD.

Develop an awareness of relevant planning and design principles, policies, standards, and guidelines to be applied when developing project models.

Under supervision, undertake various planning and design activities for road projects to ensure successful completion within time, quality, cost and stakeholder expectations.

Assist in the management of planning and design projects using project management principles by monitoring and reporting to the team leader/supervisor on the status of assigned project activities.

Attend all required classes (including lectures, tutorials and practicals) and pass and successfully complete all examinations and assessments required to obtain your qualification, as described under 'mandatory requirements'.

Mandatory requirements:

Cadets are required to be studying or enrolled in:

  • Associate Degree of Civil Engineering, or equivalent qualification, accredited under the Dublin Accord.

Other requirements:

  • Valid Queensland ‘C' class drivers licence or equivalent

Positions are available in Cairns, Mackay, Maroochydore and Brisbane.

This is a program to redress the under-representation in this industry/profession of women, persons with a disability. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and person for whom English is not their first language and is an equal opportunity measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991. Preference may be given to these types of applicants. 

For more information on Transport and Main Roads Cadetships, please visit 

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Closing Date: Friday, 3 February 2023   
Please ensure you download all attachments and follow the instructions on how to apply.

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  • Job type:Cadetships
  • Disciplines:
    Engineering Civil Structural
  • Work rights:
    Australian Permanent Resident, Australian Citizen
  • Locations:

    Cairns, Mackay, Maroochydore and Brisbane



  • Closing Date:3rd Feb 2023, 1:59 pm


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