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Computer engineers (except software engineers and designers) research, plan, design, develop, modify, evaluate and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware and related equipment, and information and communication system networks including mainframe systems, local and wide area networks, fibre-optic networks, wireless communication networks, Intranets, the Internet and other data communications systems. They are employed by computer and telecommunication hardware manufacturers, by engineering, manufacturing and telecommunications firms, in information technology consulting firms, by governmental, educational and research institutions and in information technology units throughout the private and public sectors.
application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design engineer, computer engineer, computer hardware engineer, engineer, computer hardware, engineer, telecommunications hardware, fibre-optic network designer, hardware circuit board designer, hardware design engineer, hardware development engineer, hardware engineer, network systems engineer, network test engineer, systems designer – hardware, technical architect – hardware, wireless communications network engineer.
- Analyze user's requirements, and design and develop system architecture and specifications
- Research, design, develop and integrate computer and telecommunications hardware such as microprocessors, integrated circuit boards and semiconductor lasers
- Develop and conduct design verification simulations and prototype bench tests of components
- Supervise, inspect and provide design support during the manufacturing, installation and implementation of computer and telecommunications hardware
- Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and clients
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of engineers, technologists, technicians and drafters in the design and development of computer and telecommunications hardware.
- Research, design and develop information and communication system network architecture
- Research, evaluate and integrate network system and data communication hardware and software
- Assess, document and optimize the capacity and performance of information and communication system networks
- May lead and co-ordinate teams of design professionals in the development and integration of information and communication system architecture, hardware and software.
Computer engineers may specialize in a number of areas including analog and digital signal processing, fibre optics, integrated circuits, lasers, microprocessors, microwaves and radio astronomy.
Outlook & Prospects for Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers) in Prince Edward Island
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|
|Prince Edward Island||2012-02-28|
Employment prospects for Computer Engineers (Except Software Engineers and Designers)are expected to be limited in 2012-2013 because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area.
Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The Government of Canada and the provincial government along with Souris Harbour Authority Inc. and the Town of Souris have announced over $700,000 in funding for infrastructure improvements to the Souris waterfront and marina
- Construction has begun on the new K-12 school in Souris. The total cost for the constuction is $20M and the construction manager is APM Construction Services.
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- The PEI Teachers Federation has negotiated a two-year contract with the province of PEI. The contract covers substitute teachers for the first time and includes a 1% pay increase each year. Under the contract, upcoming cuts will be by attrition only.
- The PEI 2014 Fund, created with both federal and provincial support, has announced several new projects in Kings County, including initiatives in theatre, art, tourism, and culture
- The English Language School Board has announced funding cuts to schools that amount to 43 teaching positions across the 57 English language schools in the province
- The province of PEI is loaning Master Packaging $7.1M to purchase new equipment for their carton packaging plant in Borden-Carlton. The expansion will create approximately 24 new jobs.
- The PEI 2014 Fund, created with both federal and provincial support, has announced several new projects in Charlottetown, including initiatives in theatre, art, tourism, and culture
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The PEI 2014 Fund, created with both federal and provincial support, has announced several new projects in Prince County, including initiatives in science, art, tourism, and culture
- The Homburg Hotel in downtown Charlottetown will re-open soon. The hotel has been bought by a new company that plans to pay the outstanding bills to contractors who worked on the building's construction.
- A program that provides funding and a guaranteed job for graduating nursing students on PEI will be scaled back in the fall due to a lower number of nurses retiring in the province
- The University of PEI has laid off 35 staff as a result of a $9M deficit at the university this year
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Husky Energy has awarded two major contracts to Technip Canada for the South White Rose extension project. Another $155M engineering contract was awarded to Aker Solutions for work at the White Rose field over the next five years. Aker Solutions expects to hire about 90 people for its contract.
- The City of St. John's will spend $270M on new buildings, infrastructure upgrades, buses and better roads over the next three years
- Marwood Limited from New Brunswick will be taking over the former Jamestown Lumber Company and converting it to a wood treatment plant. The company is waiting on an environmental approval and hopes to start-up in August. Eight workers will be employed.
- The provincial government has given environmental approval for the construction of the Iron Ore Plant project in Labrador West. Construction is expected to begin in June 2014, with production expected in the summer of 2015.
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