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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.
Sudbury, Elliot Lake, North Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, Algo, Blind River, Capreol, Cobalt, Englehart, Espanola, Garson Junction, Haileybury, Hearst, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Kirkland Lake, Mattawa, New Liskeard, Nickel Centre, Parry Sound, Powassan, Temiskaming Shores, Thessalon, Valley East, Blezard Valley, Carol Richard Park, Connaught Hill, Dowling, Elmview, Finntown, Flake, Guilletville, Hanmer, Laurentien, Levack, Lively, McCrea Heights, Naughton, Parkwood, Pinecrest, Porcupine, Pottsville, South Porcupine, Val Caron, Val Therese
Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineers in Northeast 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
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In the Northeast region, the outlook for civil engineers is expected to be good in 2012-2013. According to the 2006 Census, this is a relatively small occupation in the region with 430 civil engineers at the time of the 2006 Census. Significant investment in both mining and infrastructure to support these mines is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, adding to opportunities. Also, firms in the region sometimes encounter difficulty attracting new graduates and keeping senior engineers due to strong demand in metropolitan areas.
In Ontario, the outlook for civil engineers is expected to be good in 2012-2013. Demand for these professionals has been increasing due to the growth in public sector spending on infrastructure and an increase in private sector construction and energy projects. Increased demand in infrastructure, transportation and transit, and power transmission and distribution facilities to accommodate the needs of a growing population should contribute to the demand for civil engineers in most regions of Ontario. Although intermediate and senior level engineers will be in greater demand across Ontario, engineers with their Professional Engineer (P.Eng) Licence will be in higher demand in smaller cities and rural communities due to the limited supply of experienced engineers outside of metropolitan areas. Also, opportunities will be better for those who are willing to travel as many engineering firms work on projects in other areas.
According to the 2006 census there were about 15,500 civil engineers in Ontario, a 6.5% increase from the previous census. The average age for civil engineers was 44; 4 years older than the provincial average for all occupations. In addition, almost one-third civil engineers in Ontario was 50 years and over in 2005. Job opportunities should arise from the need to replace retiring workers.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Feb 25 – Mar 01, 2013
- FedNor announces $500,000 in funding to North Eastern Ontario Communications Network Inc. in Timmins to expand broadband technology throughout Northeastern Ontario
Week of Jan 21 – Jan 25, 2013
- SNOLAB, an underground science laboratory in Sudbury, has received $22.5M in grants for the next five years
Week of Dec 03 – Dec 07, 2012
- Sudbury accounting firm, Collins Barrow, Sudbury-Nipissing LLP, expanded its office space and hired 12 additional staff
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