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Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed.
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- Confer with clients and other members of the engineering team and conduct research to determine project requirements
- Plan and design major civil projects such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, water and waste management systems and structural steel fabrications
- Develop construction specifications and procedures
- Evaluate and recommend appropriate building and construction materials
- Interpret, review and approve survey and civil design work
- Conduct field services for civil works
- Ensure construction plans meet guidelines and specifications of building codes and other regulations
- Establish and monitor construction work schedules
- Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, municipal and regional traffic studies, environmental impact studies or other investigations
- Monitor air, water and soil quality and develop procedures to clean up contaminated sites
- Conduct technical analyses of survey and field data for development of topographic, soil, hydrological or other information and prepare reports
- Act as project or site supervisor for land survey or construction work
- Prepare contract documents and review and evaluate tenders for construction projects
- Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates.
Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineers in Outaouais Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Outaouais region are expected to be good for this occupation.
Conditions will be particularly favourable for civil engineers, even recent graduates. There is very high demand for this occupation and recruitment is sometimes difficult for employers. Unemployment is non-existent or very rare in this occupation.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Mar 25 – Mar 29, 2013
- The City of Gatineau has awarded 8 contracts with a value of $18M to Cima+ for the development of new industrial sites close to the Gatineau airport (available in French only)
Week of Nov 26 – Nov 30, 2012
- Hydro-Québec will abolish a dozen clerk and customer service agent positions in Gatineau. Approximately 15 other positions will also be cut. (available in French only)
Week of Oct 22 – Oct 26, 2012
- A financial contribution of more than $686,000 to Fermessor Outaouais will help diversify the entrepreneurial base by increasing the number of female entrepreneurs (available in French only)
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