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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 Saint John--St. Stephen 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Saint John--St. Stephen Region||2011-07-06|
Currently the chances of qualified Civil Engineers finding employment are considered to be good in the local area.
Employment opportunities for Civil Engineers may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a medium occupational group with a labour force of 210.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is below the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in the Professional Business Services, Public Administration and Oil and Gas Distribution industries.
In the local area, a number of job vacancies were noted in newspapers and job search websites. Municipalities are an important employer of Civil Engineers in the area as they are needed to repair or replace existing roads, bridges and other public structures. Local Engineering firms also employ a number of Civil Engineers to provide engineering, planning, surveying, project management and environmental services.
Job prospects are particularly good for Civil Engineers who have experience in environmental assessments, commercial/industrial construction projects and who are registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick (APEGNB).
Major construction projects also affect employment in these occupations. In the local area, construction continues to grow and major projects are in the works, including the twining of Route 1, Gateway Project (construction of a four lane highway between St. George, Pennfield to Point Lepreau) and the construction of the Peel Plaza complex in Saint John.
With experience, civil engineers can become project managers and eventually advance to the management of very large projects. Some experienced civil engineers establish their own construction or consulting companies. Those who have doctoral (PhD) degrees may teach at a university or conduct research.
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