Geological engineers

Geological engineers

NOC
2144

Conduct studies to assess locations for civil engineering, mining and other projects; collect and analyze geological data, prepare reports and make recommendations.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

3
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$64,097
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

47
 

% Working Full Time

75%
 

% Working Full Year

88%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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. Geological engineers are employed in consulting engineering companies, electrical utilities, mining and petroleum companies and in government and research and educational institutions.

Main Duties

Geological engineers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Plan, develop and co-ordinate programs of geotechnical, geological, geophysical or geohydrological data acquisition, analysis and mapping to assist in the development of civil engineering, mining, petroleum and waste management projects or for regional development
  • Analyze and prepare recommendations and reports for construction or improvements to foundations of civil engineering projects such as rock excavation, pressure grouting and hydraulic channel erosion control
  • Analyze and prepare recommendations and reports on settlement of buildings, stability of slopes and fills, and probable effects of landslides and earthquakes to support construction and civil engineering projects
  • Conduct theoretical and applied study of groundwater flow and contamination and develop prescriptions for site selection, treatment and construction
  • Plan, develop, co-ordinate and conduct theoretical and experimental studies in mining exploration, mine evaluation and feasibility studies relative to the mining industry
  • Conduct surveys and studies of ore deposits, ore reserve calculations and mine design
  • Design, develop and implement computer applications for geophysics, geochemistry, geology, mapping and related fields
  • Supervise technologists, technicians and other engineers and scientists.

Also Known As

  • geological engineer
  • geophysical engineer
  • hydrogeological engineer - engineering
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree in geological engineering or in a related 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, three or four years of supervised work experience in engineering and passing a professional practice examination.

Provincial Regulation

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

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3.7%
Female
96.3%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
28.6%
25-34
42.9%
35-44
0.0%
45-54
28.6%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
100.0%
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.

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50.0%
Professional, scientific and technical services
25.0%
Construction
25.0%
Public administration
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

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0.00%
Northeast
0.00%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
100.00%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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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
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

$64,097

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

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

New Brunswick

$64,097

Newfoundland

$76,873

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$96,662

Canada

$88,719
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

3
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

3
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

14
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

10