Civil engineering technologists perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Perform other technical functions in support of civil engineering activities.
B. Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches
C. Prepare construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports
D. 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
E. Conduct or supervise inspection and testing of construction materials
F. May supervise, monitor and inspect construction projects.
1. Architectural engineering and related services - 37.0%
2. Construction - 19.0%
3. Public administration - 18.0%
4. Utilities - 5.0%
1. 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.
2. Completion of a one- or two-year college program in civil engineering technology is usually required for civil engineering technicians.
3. 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.
4. A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification.
5. In Quebec, membership in the regulatory body is required to use the title of Professional Technologist.
6. Most recent entrants have a community college diploma.
The average hourly wages for Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians is $21.81/HR, which is below average for occupations in the natural and applied sciences and related occupations and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.