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Infrastructure Engineer

Nov. 3, 2017, 10:17 a.m.

 

By Nsim Team

 

Are you interested in a well-paying career that involves working on major infrastructure projects that improve the quality of life for your fellow citizens? If so, a career as an infrastructure engineer is worth considering. Here are some quick highlights of working in this field:
 
• Excellent level of pay
• Diverse work settings, ranging from public hearings, to outdoors, to the office
• Plenty of room for career advancement
• Able to apply technical engineering and/or management skills
• You could work on bridges, sports facilities, highways or the electrical grid
• You would work with professionals such as contractors, project owners, architects, bankers, lawyers and/or government officials

 

Who is an Infrastructure Engineer?
 

An infrastructure engineer is a civil engineer that works on developing, maintaining and improving municipal systems that are fundamental to keeping society running smoothly.
As an infrastructure engineer (also known as a "Municipal Engineer"), you would be responsible for maintaining and updating the infrastructure systems of a municipality or region. 
 
You would be frequently challenged by situations where maintenance on these systems has been minimal for decades.
 
It would be up to you to devise ways to update these systems, and ensure that they conform with modern day safety and functionality standards.

 

Education Needed to Become an Infrastructure Engineer
 

The basic educational requirement for working as an infrastructure engineer is a four-year bachelor's degree in civil engineering from an accredited school. Some employers however, may require that you have a master’s in civil engineer, with a major in a field related to their specialized area of operations, if applicable.
 
For example, a municipal government looking to implement a public transportation plan may prefer to hire a candidate with a master’s degree in civil engineering, with a major in transportation planning.  

 

Who Creates Jobs for Infrastructure Engineers?
 

Infrastructure engineers are typically employed by the following types of organizations:
 
• Municipal, provincial/state and federal government departments
• Engineering consulting firms
• Construction contractors
• Property developers
• Resource industries, such as oil & gas
• Public utilities
• Railroad companies
• Manufacturing firms
• Colleges and universities
• Companies that manufacture equipment used by infrastructure engineers
• Self-employment (with enough experience and a strong network of contacts)

 

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