Municipal Engineer



Municipal Engineers perform engineering duties in planning, designing, supervising construction, maintenance of structures and facilities such as roads, railways, airports, bridges, dams, pipelines, power plants, water and sewer system. Municipal Engineers typically work for municipalities, cities or townships.

Duties:

  • Conduct research to determine project requirements
  • Plan and design major projects such as buildings, roads, bridges, dams, water & waste systems
  • Develop construction specifications and procedures
  • Interpret, review and approve survey and civil design work
  • Conduct field services for civil works
  • Ensure construction plans meet guidelines and specifications of building codes and other regulations
  • Establish and monitor construction work schedules
  • Conduct feasibility studies, economic analyses, traffic studies and create reports
  • Monitor air, water and soil quality and develop procedures to clean up contaminated sites

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numeracy
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing

Skills:

  • Communicating through problem-solving, research, teamwork and presentations
  • Ability to maintain an overview of entire project while paying attention to detail
  • Management ability and supervisory skills

Education:

    Apprenticeship is required

Education Requirements :

  • A bachelors degree in Civil Engineering or in a related engineering discipline is required
  • A master’s degree or doctorate in a related Engineering discipline may be required
  • Licensing by the association of professional engineers is required to approve drawings, and create reports
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Available Programs:

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Program Description:

Civil Engineering is a broad branch of engineering and you are free to specialize in area of Civil Engineering such as structures, hydraulics and eco-hydraulics, transportation systems, flood forecasting, urban storm water management, waste water treatment, water supply, construction management, bio-engineering and many more. You can also enhance your degree in water resources, environmental engineering and bio-mechanics.

Schools:

CARLTON UNIVERSITY-CIVIL ENGINEERING
LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY-CIVIL ENGINEERING
McMASTER UNIVERSITY-CIVIL ENGINEERING
RYERSON UNIVERSITY-CIVIL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA-CIVIL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO-CIVIL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO-CIVIL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR-CIVIL ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO-CIVIL ENGINEERING



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What to Expect
Nazmin Atallah

Municipal Engineer

I took civil engineering at school because math and physics always came easy to me at high school and I wanted a career where I could use that. I also wanted something that would give me a lot of variety and choices later on.  Civil engineering seemed more suited to…
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Essentials Skills
Municipal Engineer


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Computer Use
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Numeracy
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
Financial Expectation

Municipal Engineer

Education Roadmap

Municipal Engineer

Career ETA: 5 years

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