Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Civil engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to 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.
bridge design technician, building materials technician, civil engineering technician, civil engineering technologist, construction technologist, foundation technologist, highway technician, municipal engineering assistant, soil technologist – civil engineering, specifications writer, construction, structural design technologist, structural investigator.
- 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.
- Assist in developing engineering specifications and drawings
- Participate in 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
- Perform other technical functions in support of civil engineering activities.
Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Halifax 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Nova Scotia.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-06-21|
|Cape Breton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-12-16|
|Halifax Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-01|
|North Shore Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-06-09|
|Southern Region||(1 of 3 stars)||2011-09-08|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- October 2013 | (PDF, 547 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 447 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 515 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 446 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 317 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 234 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 436 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 414 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- IBM Canada will set up a $3M computing centre at Dalhousie University as part of a collaboration with provincial educational institutions to increase the number of analytics professionals in the labour market. Analytics refers to the process of assessing huge volumes of data. IBM wants to employ about 500 analytics professionals at its Bedford centre by 2020.
- Ping Identity, a Denver-based internet security company, has opened an office in Halifax and is seeking five workers, including senior and junior Java software engineers and automation testers.
- ADP Canada will lay off 17 data entry and client support staff in Dartmouth, and transfer the work to the Phillipines. However, the company has added 79 people to its local workforce of 450 so far this year, and indicates there are more than 65 positions currently open. Affected workers will be offered training to expand their skill sets for possible openings.
- Some Halifax area companies have indicated interest in hiring some of the 315 workers affected by the closure of BlackBerry in Bedford, such as web and software developers, and testers. One employer doubts that the local workforce can absorb all the BlackBerry employees, but says it is an opportunity to hire the best of the best.
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