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Geological engineers conduct geological and geotechnical studies to assess suitability of locations for civil engineering, mining and oil and gas projects; and plan, design, develop and supervise programs of geological data acquisition and analysis and the preparation of geological engineering reports and recommendations. Geological engineers are employed in consulting engineering companies, electrical utilities, mining and petroleum companies and in government and research and educational institutions. (National Occupational Classification)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- Geological Engineering Overview - Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- EngScape: Geological Engineer - profile, discipline description, and more, from Engineers Canada
- What is Geological Engineering? - from UBC
- Sokanu - occupational profile & videos (U.S.)
- Career Profile: Geological Engineer - from Canada's Mining Industry HR Council
- Geological Engineer - profile from Careers in Oil & Gas (Canada)
- Career Profile: Water & Tailings Engineer - Let's Talk Science
The University of Manitoba does not offer an undergraduate degree in Geological Engineering. Technical elective courses in hydrology, groundwater and geotechnical engineering are offered through the department of Civil Engineering. Please view the links below for more information about specialized training programs in North America. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
Exploring Other Education Options
- Accredited Engineering Programs - Engineers Canada
- Accredited American Engineering Programs - ABET
- Search Directories
Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials - information for foreign-trained Geological Engineers
Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Trend Analysis - Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Wages and Salaries in Alberta - Geological Engineers - from alis
- Occupation Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Engineers Salary Survey - Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
- Labour Market Information, Research and Publications- from the Mining Industry Human Resources Council
- 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), formerly APEGM
- Canadian Engineering Regulatory Organizations - Engineers Canada
- Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society
- Canadian Geotechnical Society
- Manitoba Section
- Geological Association of Canada
- National Society of Professional Engineers (U.S.)
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 Environmental Industries Association - member directory
- Environmental Careers Organization of Canada
- Mining Association of Canada - members list
- CanadianEnvironmental.com - marketplace/company directory
- Mining Industry Human Resources Council
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
External resources that will provide you with additional information about the occupation, areas of work and opportunities to build experience:
- Canadian Water Resources Association
- Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology
- Engineering Institute of Canada
- Engineers Without Borders Canada
- Black Engineers of Canada
- Mining in Action - Mining Engineer video from the MiHR council
- Natural Resources Canada - Government of Canada
- Discover Engineering Online
- Global Grand Challenges of Engineering - National Academy of Engineering