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Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians  (NOC 2231)
North Shore Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

Civil engineering technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Civil engineering technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Truro, Amherst, Antigonish, New Glasgow, Oxford, Parrsboro, Pictou, Springhill, Stellarton, Trenton, Westville

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Outlook & Prospects for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in North Shore 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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Table on the employment potential for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in North Shore Region as well as in the rest of the Nova Scotia.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
North Shore Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2011-06-09

Currently the chances of qualified Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Although a small occupation locally, employment opportunities may be found with provincial or municipal public works departments and with local construction and consulting companies. There have been job vacancies noted for this occupation in our area over the past several years. The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal offers a sponsorship program for first-year Civil Engineering Technology students. They offer paid tuition, a monthly living allowance and paid work terms in exchange for, at least, six months of service following successful completion of training. The Nova Scotia Community College began offering a 2 year diploma in Civil Engineering Technology at its Dartmouth Waterfront Campus in September 2008. Graduates of this program may be eligible for membership in TechNova, the certifying body for Engineering & Applied Science Technicians and Technologists for Nova Scotia.

In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.

Additional information on Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.

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