Local Employment Requirements
A bachelor's degree in civil engineering or in an appropriate related engineering discipline is required.
Registration as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick is required to practice in the province.
Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, after four years of supervised work in engineering, and after passing a professional practice examination.
Those who are not graduates of an accredited educational program are also eligible for registration after completing a four-year term of supervised employment, an assessment process, and successfully passing examinations.
Foreign-trained individuals wanting to work in Canada in this occupation can find more information at the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials: http://www.cicic.ca/
Local Skills Requirements
People in this profession normally are good in math and physics, motivated, innovative, good problem solver, ethical, meticulous and have the ability to follow rules and standards.
Civil engineers need the following characteristics:
good communication skills; the ability to analyze data, review calculations and prepare cost estimates; the ability to visualize three-dimensional objects from two-dimensional drawings; the ability to think logically and solve problems a capacity for details. They should enjoy being innovative, doing work that requires precision, making decisions and supervising people, and having variety in their work.
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There are often specific abilities, aptitudes and knowledge that are prerequisites to obtain employment in an occupation.
Most employers who advertise are looking for workers who have the following experience and skills:
Project and Personnel Management Skills:
Preparing or evaluating technical proposals. Multidisciplinary projects co-ordination.
Oral communication, working with others, computer use, problem solving, job task planning and organizing, writing, reading text, document use, finding information, critical thinking, decision making, continuous learning, numeracy and significant use of memory.
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