Civil engineers

Civil engineers

NOC
2131

Plan, design and oversee the construction and repair of a wide variety of public and private structures. Examples of their work include buildings, roads, bridges, dams and sewers.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

103
 

Median Hourly Wage

$41.83
$23.00
Low
$63.25
High

Median Salary

$75,996
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

1,208
 

% Working Full Time

95%
 

% Working Full Year

80%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Civil engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • bridge engineer
  • civil engineer
  • construction engineer
  • construction project engineer
  • environmental engineer
  • geodetic engineer
  • geomatics engineer
  • highway engineer
  • hydraulics engineer
  • municipal engineer
  • public works engineer
  • sanitation engineer
  • structural engineer
  • surveying engineer
  • traffic engineer
  • transportation engineer
  • water management engineer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in civil engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required.
  • A master's degree or doctorate in a related engineering discipline may be required.
  • Licensing by a provincial or territorial association of professional engineers is required to approve engineering drawings and reports and to practise as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.).
  • Engineers are eligible for registration following graduation from an accredited educational program, and after three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.
  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is offered by the Canada Green Building Council and may be required by some employers.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: No
  • Certified Interprovincial Mobility: Yes
Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

12.6%
Female
87.4%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

4.0%
15-24
29.8%
25-34
18.7%
35-44
24.0%
45-54
17.8%
55-64
5.8%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
1.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
1.3%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
10.2%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
86.7%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

43.2%
Professional, scientific and technical services
27.0%
Public administration
21.2%
Construction
8.6%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

8.00%
Northeast
21.20%
Southeast
15.50%
Southwest
50.40%
Central
4.90%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$67,582
Northeast
$80,515
Southeast
$87,672
Southwest
$76,936
Central
$63,982
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$41.83
$23.00
Low
$63.25
High

Southwest

$41.83
$23.00
Low
$63.25
High

Central

$41.83
$23.00
Low
$63.25
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$75,996

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$80,313

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$75,996

Newfoundland

$93,984

Prince Edward Island

$77,241

Nova Scotia

$77,021

Canada

$81,247
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

103
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

109
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

482
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

132
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

351