As a senior lecturer, his role includes academic advisor to the first and second year civil engineering students. Other roles for which he is active includes being a team member for the civil engineering accreditation, periodic course review and standard panel. Apart from the broad area of teaching and learning, Godfaurd is research active in project management, BIM application in the AEC industry, as well as whole life asset management in the built environment. Godfaurd is responsible for three PhD students as a supervisor, as well as internal examiners for four PhD students that were successful in their viva. Since 2010, Godfaurd has published in all his research interests for the workings of the AEC industry, particular in BIM integration with health and safety management, for which the publications are used widely acknowledged in the academic fraternity.
Since graduating as a civil engineer, Godfaurd held a number of positions embracing consultancy, contracting, and education and training. He worked for a consulting firm of civil engineers for eight years, before working as a contractor for a further six years. After obtaining his doctorate, Godfaurd held a research fellowship position at Reading university for six and a half years, before joining University of Central Lancashire, as a faculty in teaching and learning in the school of built and natural environment. Godfaurd is a member of the Centre for Energy and Sustainable Development, within the university.