Your Career at Bornhorst+Ward

With a culture that promotes creativity, collaboration and constant improvement, we believe that the best outcomes are achieved through investing in our team and in our clients. Formed in 1965 we are proud to be one of Brisbane’s largest privately owned and run Engineering firms offering Civil and Structural Consulting.

Relationships are at the heart of our business. We invest in our team, ensuring that they are up to date with best practices as well as emerging technologies that can add value to a project.  The result being relationships, understanding and trust that are carried through to the project and client experience.

Bornhorst & Ward is a strong investor in technology. Buying the latest CAD stations, software packages is not simply enough, we invest in onsite program development creating addins and standalone applications.

2021 Site Tour

Date: Monday the 10th of May
Time: 1pm until close of business

Are you a civil engineering student in your penultimate year? Don’t miss out on our recruitment event of the year!
To register your interest send your name, major, expected year of graduation and preference of civil or structural to

• Tour Queen’s Wharf; Queensland’s largest commercial construction site
• Tour The Ambrose; $150 million residential development in the heart of Milton

• Hear a short informative presentation from our recent Graduates
• Network with our staff over catering and refreshments

 Graduate Program

Beginning your career at Bornhorst+Ward will open doors to the engineering consultancy world. Graduate Engineers will have the opportunity to make a unique contribution to projects which shape the city we live in. Graduate Engineers are given responsibility across a broad range of projects within a supportive environment. An experienced mentor is assigned to each Graduate and thorough guidance is applied throughout the first few years of employment.

Graduate positions are often filled by students who have completed our undergraduate program but we are always open to young professionals with a passion to excel in the field of engineering.

Undergraduate Program

Our undergraduate program runs for two months over summer. This is a paid program which contributes to core competencies and is open to civil engineering students in their penultimate year.

Completing our undergraduate program means gaining one on one mentoring and real world engineering experience in either civil or structural design.

As an Undergraduate at Bornhorst + Ward you will have the opportunity to apply skills acquired throughout your studies with the support of experienced engineers.

We are now accepting applications for 2021/2022. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to

Please send expressions of interest to

Current Positions Available


Role: Senior Civil Designer (12D Experience Essential)

Full Time Position

Role Commencing: March 2021

The successful applicant will have a minimum of 6 years’ experience in civil works including:

  • Subdivisions
  • Property Development
  • Commercial / Retail Projects (desired but not essential)
  • Bulk earthworks
  • Roadways
  • Carparks and Hardstand areas
  • Commercial developments
  • Underground infrastructure services including stormwater, sewer and water reticulations.

Applicants must demonstrate a proficiency in:

  • 12D modelling (Essential)
  • Autocad
  • Microsoft office
  • Have strong verbal and written communication
  • Understanding of design principals
  • Understanding of civil construction practices.

All candidates must demonstrate an ability to work with and manage a design team, liaise with clients and local authorities and provide mentor assistance to junior staff. The candidate must also demonstrate a strong engineering background.

To Apply: Send your Cover letter and CV to

Applications close: 10 March 2021