Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a senior civil engineer.

A senior civil engineer has the mandate to assess if a civil project has met its requirements. He/she is also responsible for evaluating the feasibility of the site, where the project will be erected by drawing conclusions from the engineering design.

Other specific duties of the engineer include developing schematic designs and drawings depending on the requirements of the civil project. He/she also examines the layouts and designs of the construction projects as well as leading and supervising the engineering support staff. The senior engineer is also involved in administrative duties, for example, hiring and delegating duties to the junior staff. Lastly, they collaborate with other professionals in the project team.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


Learn new ways and technique of starting and maintaining meaningful conversations.

Know how best to manage and express my feelings and emotions.

[employee comments goal]

Broaden or deepen the discussions as needed by asking only open-ended questions and avoiding questions that only require Yes or No answers

Consider members strengths, weaknesses and perspectives when setting up groups or assigning roles

[employee comments goal]

Invite an objective outsider to monitor team conversations, challenge assumptions and identify potential decision-making process pitfalls

Get clear on the situation that calls for a decision and make sure that everyone involved is clear about its current form

[employee comments goal]

Always works for that which profits the business and develops the employees

Understand the seriousness of the project and the time allocated to each project

[employee comments goal]

Maintain a robust level of poise and professionalism when faced with crisis

Support a more inclusive and positive work environment that creates an enthusiastic feel

[employee comments goal]

Treat everybody with honor irrespective of their status both juniors and seniors alike

Avoid office conflict at all cost and choose to live in harmony with everyone

[employee comments goal]

Carefully consider the feedback provided by supervisors and works on the weak areas

Take practical steps to work out the daily tasks set

[employee comments goal]

Organize and schedule project activities in a logical way in order to make it easier for project members to execute

Provide accurate and timely information regarding tasks, strategies, schedules, plans, and organization structure to stakeholders

[employee comments goal]

Pay special attention to new trends and implement change towards them

Encourage more colleagues to attend more live events to get the attention of clients and prospects

[employee comments goal]

Join online technology communities that consist of technology savvy individuals to learn more technology ideas

Learn to use data mining techniques to identify patterns and predict future trends

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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