Careers in Consulting Engineering and Geoscience

You are completing or have received your degree in engineering or geoscience!

After years of hard work, you now have letters behind your name.

Now what?

Finding a job and developing your career is a high priority. What are your options?

Have you considered consulting?


What is a consulting engineer or geoscientist?

Consultants provide a specialized professional service and independent expertise in engineering, geoscience and related areas to governments, industries, developers and construction firms.

Most consulting engineering services are offered through consulting engineering companies, but are also frequently offered by sole practitioners. Consulting engineering and geoscience companies can range in size from a partnership of two people to multinational corporations with tens of thousands of employees in offices world-wide.

Engineers and geoscientists in consulting companies come from virtually every discipline and specialty.  They participate in project teams to help the consulting firm deliver services to its clients. Opportunities within projects can range from purely scientific or technical roles to coordinating or managerial roles, and combinations thereof depending on the type and size of the project.

In many cases, consultants will find themselves coordinating the efforts and activities of other project team members including other disciplines and specialties to ensure effective project delivery. Other consulting engineers will find themselves entirely specialized within their sphere of expertise. This provides a great variety of opportunities for engineers and geoscientists working within the firms.


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