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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.
bridge engineer, civil engineer, construction engineer, environmental engineer, geodetic engineer, geomatics engineer, highway engineer, hydraulics engineer, municipal engineer, project engineer, construction, public works engineer, sanitation engineer, structural engineer, surveying engineer, traffic engineer, transportation engineer, water management engineer.
- 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 Newfoundland and Labrador
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||<Not assigned>||2011-10-31|
A Working in Canada Report for this occupation is available separately for each of the regions of Newfoundland and Labrador. Please click the "Back" button and select one of the areas of Newfoundland and Labrador, such as:
- Avalon Peninsula
- South Coast - Burin
- West Coast - Northern Peninsula - Labrador
- Notre Dame - Central - Bonavista Bay
Local Labour Market News
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
- The provincial government's Research and Development Corporation has invested $1.7M in funding for 10 academic-led research and development projects in NL
Week of Jan 21 – Jan 25, 2013
- One of the Holyrood generators was damaged during a major storm and may be down for the remainder of the winter. Residents are advised that the utilility may have to be rationed during peek periods.
Week of Dec 31 – Jan 04, 2012
- Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich supply of energy resources positions the province as one of the most recognized energy warehouses in North America
Week of Dec 17 – Dec 21, 2012
- The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador officially sanctioned the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development with the Government of Nova Scotia securing the final agreement for a federal loan guarantee for the project
- The new Muskrat Falls legislation will see the creation of a stand-alone, lands-related act to ensure that Nalcor and Emera have the ability to acquire necessary land interests to advance the Muskrat Falls project
- The NS government has agreed to make no regulatory or legislative changes that would affect the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project while it is being reviewed by the province’s Utility and Review Board
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