Civil engineers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, municipal and regional traffic studies, environmental impact studies or other investigations
B. Monitor air, water and soil quality and develop procedures to clean up contaminated sites
C. Conduct technical analyses of survey and field data for development of topographic, soil, hydrological or other information and prepare reports
D. Act as project or site supervisor for land survey or construction work
E. Prepare contract documents and review and evaluate tenders for construction projects
F. Supervise technicians, technologists and other engineers and review and approve designs, calculations and cost estimates.
G. Confer with clients and other members of the engineering team and conduct research to determine project requirements
Engineering consulting companies
All levels of government
1. You need a university degree in civil engineering or in a related field of engineering.
2. You may also need a master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering field.
3. You need a licence from a provincial/territorial association of professional engineers to approve engineering drawings/reports and to practice as a professional engineer (P. Eng.).
4. As an engineer, you are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering, and after passing a professional practice examination.
5. With experience, you can move up the ranks to become a supervisor.
6. Most recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 3 in 10 have a community college diploma.
4. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Civil Engineers is $29.79/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and close to the average for all professional occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.