Skills Environmental Engineer in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "environmental engineer" was moved from the group Civil engineers (NOC 2131) to the group Civil engineers (NOC 21300).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as an environmental engineer in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Civil engineers (NOC 21300).

Tasks

  • Act as project or site supervisor for land survey or construction work
  • Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, municipal and regional traffic studies, environmental impact studies or other investigations
  • Conduct field services for civil works
  • Conduct technical analyses of survey and field data for development of topographic, soil, hydrological or other information and prepare reports
  • Confer with clients and other members of the engineering team and conduct research to determine project requirements
  • Develop construction specifications and procedures
  • Ensure construction plans meet guidelines and specifications of building codes and other regulations
  • Establish and monitor construction work schedules
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate building and construction materials
  • Interpret, review and approve survey and civil design work
  • Monitor air, water and soil quality and develop procedures to clean up contaminated sites
  • Plan and design major civil projects such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, water and waste management systems and structural steel fabrications
  • 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

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Analysis Help -
    • Projecting Outcomes
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Planning
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Inspecting and Testing
  • Management Help -
    • Strategic Planning
    • Leading and Motivating
    • Allocating and Controlling Resources
    • Evaluating
    • Co-ordinating and Organizing
    • Recruiting and Hiring
    • Supervising
  • Communication Help -
    • Negotiating and Adjudicating
    • Liaising and Networking
    • Teaching and Training
    • Professional Communicating
    • Advising and Consulting
    • Promoting and Selling
    • Interviewing
  • Creative Expression Help -
    • Designing
    • Writing
    • Performing and Entertaining

    Knowledge

  • Mathematics and Science Help -
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics
    • Physics
    • Earth Sciences (Geosciences)
    • Chemistry
    • Biology
  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
    • Public Safety and Security
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Design
    • Building and Construction
    • Mechanics and Machinery
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