Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians

NOC 2231

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.

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.

Other Titles

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

(Government of Canada National Occupation Classification)

Skills

  • Computer skills
  • Technology
  • Attention to detail
  • Numeracy
  • Organization
  • Design skills

Education/Training Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)

  • Most college programs in Ontario require an OSSD or Mature Student Status

Post-secondary diploma/degree

  • 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

  • Certification in civil engineering technology or in a related field is available and may be required for some positions.
  • A period of supervised work experience, usually two years, is required before certification

Potential Earnings in Durham Region

The average and median wages and salaries for individuals employed as civil engineering technologists and technicians are as follows. Place of Residence (POR) is defined as individuals who reside within the Durham Region. Place of Work (POW) is defined as individuals who are employed within the Durham Region.

Median Wages and Salaries (POR) Average Wages and Salaries (POR) Median Wages and Salaries (POW) Average Wages and Salaries (POW)
$63,013 $65,297 $62,649 $67,192

Employment Prospects

Industry (NAICS) Jobs in Durham Region (POW) Durham Region Residents Employed (POR)
5413 Architecture, engineering and related services 60 105

(Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development 2016 data in Durham Workforce Authority’s 2017 Sector Report)

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