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Civil engineers plan, design, develop and manage projects for the construction or repair of buildings, earth structures, powerhouses, roads, airports, railways, rapid transit facilities, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, ports and coastal installations and systems related to highway and transportation services, water distribution and sanitation. Civil engineers may also specialize in foundation analysis, building and structural inspection, surveying, geomatics and municipal planning. Civil engineers are employed by engineering consulting companies, in all levels of government, by construction firms and in many other industries, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
This profile page includes information about Environmental Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Water & Waste Water Engineers, and Landfill Engineers.
Find detailed information about the occupation, incl. typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- A Day in the Life of a Civil Engineer - from the Princeton Review (U.S.)
- Civil Engineering Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- Sokanu - occupational videos and info (U.S.):
- Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada - career profile & featured role models:
- What do Civil Engineers Do? - TryEngineering.org
- Engineer Profiles - from Engineering Your Future
- Interview: Civil Engineer - from StudyinCanada.com
- Careers in Oil & Gas (Canada):
- Career Mentor profile - UM alumnus, Civil Engineer (wastewater treatment and water pollution control)
- What is Civil Engineering? - description of specializations including Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Manitoba Department of Civil Engineering
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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- Faculty of Engineering
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- EngScape (Engineers Canada microsite) - labour market trends for engineering
- Canada's Best Jobs 2018: The Top 25 - Engineering Manager (#2) - Canadian Business magazine
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
- The Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
- American Society of Civil Engineering (U.S.)
- National Society of Professional Engineers (U.S.)
- Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations - provincial listing from Engineers Canada
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Manitoba
- Manitoba Association of Architects - Find a Firm
- Winnipeg Construction Association - Members Directory (search via 'category' or 'expertise')
- Construction Association of Rural Manitoba - Members Directory
- Manitoba Environmental Industry Association - Member Directory
- Manitoba Construction Sector Council
- Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Members
- Transportation Association of Canada - corporate members
- Water Design-Build Council - members (North America)
- Canadian Renewable Energy Association - member directory
- Canadian Dam Association - corporate and sustaining members
- Top 100: Canada's Biggest Infrastructure Projects - Company Directory
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