Transcript: Civil Engineer FAQs

What is hybrid work?

‘Hybrid work’ refers to a flexible working approach that allows employees to do their work from different locations. Employees may spend some days working in an office environment and other days working from home or another offsite location.

Hybrid work has become more popular and common in Australia in recent years. In a report published in 2022, which surveyed people in a range of skilled industries in Australia, the US, the UK, and Canada, 44% of participants said their workplace allowed for hybrid or remote working. Source:

Adaptavist (2022) Digital Etiquette: Reinventing Work Report – Rethinking work and wellbeing for a hybrid world, Adaptavist Ebooks and Whitepapers website, accessed 9 January 2023.

What does ‘freight’ mean?

‘Freight’ is a general term for goods being transported between places. Typically, ‘freight’ is used for goods transported overland, so by train or truck (you might be familiar with the word ‘cargo’ which refers to goods transported by ship or plane).

What is an example of an ‘external stakeholder’?

An external stakeholder is a person, business, or group who has an interest in what you are working on but is not involved in the day-to-day operations of the project. They are usually people who will be affected by the project or benefit from its success and their input and assistance could be very useful.

In this role, some examples of external stakeholders could be the government, future passengers, businesses and companies who will use the line to move freight, suppliers of materials, the local council and residents, and workers’ unions.


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