Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

(NOC 2231)
 

Career 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.

Duties May Include

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.

Examples of Titles

Bridge design technician
Building materials technician
Civil engineering technician
Civil engineering technologist
Construction specifications writer
Construction technologist
Foundation technologist
Municipal engineering assistant
Structural design technologist
Structural investigator

Where They Work

Civil engineering technologists and technicians are employed by consulting engineering and construction companies, public works, transportation and other government departments and in many other industries.

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Civil Engineering Technology Diploma; Co-op; Advanced
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Modified on February 21, 2020