Civil engineering technologists and technicians

Civil engineering technologists and technicians

NOC
2231

Provide technical support services to engineers and others in the design and development of civil engineering projects. They may also work independently in specialized fields.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Good
Good

3 Year Job Openings

59
 

Median Hourly Wage

$30.00
$17.50
Low
$43.27
High

Median Salary

$56,656
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

813
 

% Working Full Time

96%
 

% Working Full Year

72%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Civil engineering technologists and technicians perform some or all of the following duties:
Civil engineering technologists

  • Develop conventional and computer-assisted design (CAD) 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

  • 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.

Also Known As

  • bridge design technician
  • building materials technician
  • civil engineering technician
  • civil engineering technologist
  • construction specifications writer
  • construction technologist
  • foundation technologist
  • highway technician
  • municipal engineering assistant
  • soil technologist - civil engineering
  • structural design technologist
  • structural investigator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a two- or three-year college program in civil engineering technology or a closely related discipline is usually required for civil engineering technologists.
  • Completion of a one- or two-year college program in civil engineering technology is usually required for civil engineering technicians.
  • Certification in civil engineering technology or in a related field is available through provincial associations of engineering/applied science technologists and technicians and may be required for some positions.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
  • In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body for professional technologists is required to use the title "Professional Technologist."

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: No
  • 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

11.3%
Female
88.7%
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

12.1%
15-24
24.2%
25-34
22.1%
35-44
24.2%
45-54
15.4%
55-64
2.0%
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.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
10.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
4.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
80.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
6.0%
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.

Data legend

37.7%
Professional, scientific and technical services
28.5%
Public administration
23.2%
Construction
10.6%
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.

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16.10%
Northeast
37.60%
Southeast
12.80%
Southwest
21.50%
Central
12.10%
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.

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$56,651
Northeast
$53,792
Southeast
$61,273
Southwest
$59,557
Central
$62,719
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.

Northeast

$30.00
$17.50
Low
$43.27
High

Southeast

$30.00
$17.50
Low
$43.27
High

Southwest

$30.00
$17.50
Low
$43.27
High

Central

$30.00
$17.50
Low
$43.27
High

Northwest

$30.00
$17.50
Low
$43.27
High
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

$56,656

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$63,460

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

New Brunswick

$56,656

Newfoundland

$61,489

Prince Edward Island

$51,357

Nova Scotia

$46,694

Canada

$55,475
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

59
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

64
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

293
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

84
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

210