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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle: Civil Designer Career Overview

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The Sims 4 Eco Lifestyle comes with the new Civil Designer career. The Civil Designer career is a work-from-home career with two branches; Green Technician and Civic Planner. Like other work-from-home careers, your Sim will be given the option to go to a rabbithole venue or perform daily work tasks from home about an hour before their work shift starts. Advancing in this career will reward your Sims with influence points to vote on community space projects and neighbourhood action plans, new objects to help them in their career, and even new traits at the highest level.

Refer to the list below for a full breakdown of each promotion level in both branches of the Civil Designer career.

Junior Draftsperson

  • Hourly Rate: §31
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm

Architectural Apprentice

  • Hourly Rate: §42
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Bonus: §350
  • Rewards: Electronic Drafting Tablet, Draft a Municipal Concept
  • Promotion Tasks: 
    • Reach Level 2 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 2 Handiness Skill

Construction Technician

  • Hourly Rate: §57
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10am-7pm
  • Bonus: $475
  • Rewards: Atomized Mist (Using Eco-Upgrade Parts), Succulent Earrings
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 3 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 3 Handiness Skill

The Civil Designer career branches off into two directions starting at level 4; Civic Planner and Green Technician. See below for the next promotion levels for each branch.

Civic Planner Branch

Utilities Assistant

  • Hourly Rate: §68
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
  • Bonus: §585
  • Rewards: Store No More Home Fabricator, Interview About Neighbourhood Action Plans, Civic Planner Uniform
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 4 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 2 Charisma Skill

Urban Surveyor

  • Hourly Rate: §76
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm
  • Bonus: §750
  • Rewards: Rally Voters
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 5 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 3 Charisma Skill

Policy Planner

  • Hourly Rate: §112
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Bonus: §900
  • Rewards: Succulent Necklace
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 6 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 4 Charisma Skill

Civic Archivist

  • Hourly Rate: §145
  • Schedule: Monday-Thursday, Saturday, 10am-6pm
  • Bonus: §1,200
  • Rewards: Solar Panel – Ground
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 7 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 5 Charisma Skill

Neighbourhood Improvement Officer

  • Hourly Rate: §216
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
  • Bonus: §2,100
  • Rewards: Solar Jumpsuit
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 8 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 6 Charisma Skill

Municipal Engineer

  • Hourly Rate: §280
  • Schedule: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, 6am-3pm
  • Bonus: §2,550
  • Rewards: Civic Solace
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 9 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 7 Charisma Skill

City Master Planner

  • Hourly Rate: §350
  • Schedule: Tuesday-Friday, 6am-3pm
  • Bonus: §3,075
  • Rewards: Champion of the People (Reward Trait)
  • Tasks:
    • Max Logic Skill to Level 10
    • Reach Level 8 Charisma Skill

Green Technician Branch

Installation Intern

  • Hourly Rate: §65
  • Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-7pm
  • Bonus: §600
  • Rewards: Store No More Home Fabricator, Green Technician Uniform, Draft Eco-Invention Concept
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 4 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 2 Fabrication Skill

Design Guru

  • Hourly Rate: §70
  • Schedule: Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday, 10am-7pm
  • Bonus: §650
  • Rewards: Grow Cruelty Free Meat
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 5 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 3 Fabrication Skill

Machine Modifier

  • Hourly Rate: §95
  • Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday, 9am-5pm
  • Bonus: §725
  • Rewards: Fabricator Recipes for Garden Salad, Granola, Protein Plate, and Veggie Dumplings
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 6 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 4 Fabrication Skill

Eco-Tech Scientist

  • Hourly Rate: §101
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm
  • Bonus: §950
  • Rewards: Scrapper’s Dew Collector
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 7 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 5 Fabrication Skill

Device Savant

  • Hourly Rate: §149
  • Schedule: Sunday-Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 9am-4pm
  • Bonus: §1,025
  • Rewards: Blueprint Suit
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 8 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 6 Fabrication Skill

Expert Fabricator

  • Hourly Rate: §199
  • Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 11am-5pm
  • Bonus: §1,450
  • Rewards: Eco Artisan
  • Promotion Tasks:
    • Reach Level 9 Logic Skill
    • Reach Level 7 Fabrication Skill

Master Inventor

  • Hourly Rate: §237
  • Schedule: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-4pm
  • Bonus: §1,900
  • Rewards: Eco-Engineer (Reward Trait)
  • Tasks:
    • Max Logic Skill to Level 10
    • Reach Level 8 Fabrication Skill

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  • Is there a university degree for the civil designer career? They said there would be one but I can’t find it

    • The Physics degree for the Mechanical Engineer career also works for the Civil Designer career. I don’t think they[‘ve updated the degree to show that career, I only noticed after completing the degree and making my sim find a job :)

      • Wait but physics doesn’t even make sense cause the skills you need to get promoted are logic and charisma. So shouldn’t you go for communications or history degree?????

    • Not sure about the atomized mist, I’m guessing it’s the self-watering feature on the vertical gardens? The Succulent earrings are really cute CAS jewelry items (necklace, earrings) that are little succulent plants.

  • I heard you can fabricate a bike & other new objects found from dumpster diving, is this true? That there are more secret recipes? (I have the planter, upgrades, couch, desk, light, flower rug, vacuum, food etc.)

    I have multiple Sims who are “Master Inventors” at the top of the eco career, I “enthuse about fabrication” every chance I get, they are all level 10 fabrication skill & send off outstanding & perfect design concepts regularly… But I can’t seem to find anymore recipes other than those listed here.

    Every Youtuber I’ve watched thinks Tina Tinker knows all & is the person to speak to, but when you play her she’s only level 8 with no extra recipes.

    Maybe I’ve found them all & misunderstood some how, but I read somewhere the bikes could be fabricated & would love it to be true. If there’s a way, please tell me. Thank you. :)