Summary Geological Engineer near Vancouver (BC)

Find key facts and figures about working as a geological engineer. The following information is applicable to all Geological engineers (NOC 2144).


Geological engineers conduct geological and geotechnical studies to assess suitability of locations for civil engineering, mining and oil and gas projects; and plan, design, develop and supervise programs of geological data acquisition and analysis and the preparation of geological engineering reports and recommendations. They are employed in consulting engineering companies, electrical utilities, mining and petroleum companies and in government and research and educational institutions.


  • Plan, develop and co-ordinate programs of geotechnical, geological, geophysical or geohydrological data acquisition, analysis and mapping
  • Prepare recommendations and reports for the construction or improvement of civil engineering projects
  • Conduct studies of groundwater flow and contamination
  • Plan, develop and conduct studies in mining exploration, mine evaluation and feasibility studies
  • Conduct surveys and studies of ore deposits and mine design



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