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Title: Geological Engineer

Definition: Geological engineers investigate things that are part of or are made to be part of the earth, including roads, mines and quarries, dams, petroleum production, railways, building projects, pipelines, and forestry operations. They are involved in such areas as geotechnical site studies of rock and soil slope stability for projects; environmental studies and planning for construction sites; groundwater studies; hazard investigations; and finding fossil fuel and mineral deposits.

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Education Program: Undergraduate programs

First Credential: Bachelors degree

Salary Range:
• Canada (Sept 2015): Low=$53,327. Median=$75,000

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• Payscale: Geological Engineer

Related Specialties:
Geologists, Civil engineer, Geotechnical engineer, Environmental engineer, Mining engineer, Environmental Geophysicst, Environmental Engineer

Professional Associations:
Canadian Geotechnical Society
Geological Association of Canada

Other Resources:
Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy & Petroleum (CIM)
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists


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