Civil

Civil engineering technicians and technologists work with scientists, engineers and other professionals, or may work independently in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection. They are employed by consulting engineering and construction companies, public works, transportation and other government departments and in many other industries.

Career Options

  • CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
  • CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIST
  • CONSTRUCTIONESTIMATORS
  • CONSTRUCTIONINSPECTORS
  • CONSTRUCTIONMANAGERS
  • LANDSURVEYTECHNOLOGISTS
  • BRIDGE DESIGN TECHNICIAN
  • BUILDING MATERIALS TECHNICIAN
  • CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIST
  • HIGHWAY TECHNICIAN
  • MUNICIPAL ENGINEERING ASSISTANT
  • SOIL TECHNOLOGIST – CIVIL ENGINEERING
  • SPECIFICATIONS WRITER, CONSTRUCTION STRUCTURAL DESIGN TECHNOLOGIST
  • STRUCTURAL INVESTIGATOR
  • ENGINEERING , DESIGN AND DRAFTINGTECHNOLOGIST

On the Job...

Things that civil technicians and technologists do at work are:

  • Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches.
  • Prepare construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports.
  • Supervise or conduct field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects.
  • Conduct or supervise inspection and testing of construction materials.
  • May supervise, monitor and inspect construction projects.

Educational Requirements:

Completion of a two- or three-year college program in civil engineering technology or a closely related discipline is usually required for civil engineering technologists.

Completion of a one- or two-year college program in civil engineering technology is usually required for civil engineering technicians.

Certification in civil engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.

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