Irrigation/Drainage Engineer

Irrigation/drainage engineers use tests and measurement tools to ascertain soil characteristics – such as soil type, salinity, water table level, plant growth, surface profile – to calculate or estimate rates of water flow and other factors that may influence the methods and types of drainage required to support structures to be built on particular sites. They report on findings, design and supervise the preparation of plans showing channels, conduits, mains and ditches.

Irrigation and drainage engineers may divide their time between office work, building sites and laboratories, creating and studying models to analyse construction and flow issues.

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