Published on March 12, 2014
An introduction to our sector Bought to you by ASTTBC: Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC Science World- Mar 06, 2014 The Engineering Team in BC
What’s the difference? • Professional Engineering is defined as that work which requires the education and experience provided by a degree in Applied Science: P.Eng.’s can and do ‘work outside the box’ • Technology is engineering work which is carried on ‘inside the box’, strictly observing all existing codes and standard practices. Technologists assist engineers. • Trades are the physical performance of work which realizes the planning and design work previously completed by engineers and technologists
Protection of the Public Canada’s Professional Associations are self- governing agencies which are mandated by Provincial Governments to ensure that their members have been: • Certified as having met defined minimum academic requirements and have proven work experience at the appropriate level, and • Registered to ensure that they work under a strict code of ethics.
Sector hierarchy & structure - Many models are well-understood by the public: • Health (Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, Administrators, Hospital Staff) • Military (Officers, NCO’s, Privates) • Justice (Judges, Lawyers, Police, Private Investigators, Corrections, bad guys) • Business (CEO, VP’s, Middle Managers, Supervisors, Administrators, Consultants, Specialists, Workers) Familiarity comes mainly from media sources
Sector hierarchy & structure - This model is not well understood by the public: • Engineering (Professional Engineers, Technologists, Certified Technicians, Journeyman Tradespeople, Skilled & Unskilled Labour) Engineers & Technologists are seldom, if ever, portrayed on TV or in movies!
Professional Affiliation Options: • Choices: – Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) or Professional Geoscientist (P.Geo.) – Applied Science Technologist (AScT) – Certified Technician (CTech) – Certified Tradesperson (Journeyman or other designation)
Sector hierarchy & structure - The Engineering Team: Licensed to practice 4 or 5 years, DegreeP.Eng or P.Geo Licensed to practice 40 weeks over 4 years Red Seal (national), or Provincial Certification Journeyman Tradesperson Licenses seldom required 1 to 3 years, Diploma or Certificate of TechnologyAScT or CTech Skilled workerNo Licensed required 10 weeks to qualify in a subtrade
Who Staffs a • Municipal Engineering Department? • Utility Provider’s Engineering Department?
Inside a City Engineering Department: Director of Engineering & Parks P.Eng. 7+ years Exp GIS Specialist AScT 5+ years Exp. Manager of Engineering Operations AScT – CPWI 7+ years Exp. Manager of Parks Operations Horticultural and construction training 7+ years Exp Manager of Engineering Services AScT 7+ years Exp. Engineering Inspector CPWI 5+ Years Exp. Engineering Technologist AScT 5+ years Exp. Other Staff Other Staff
Inside A Public Utility Engineering Division: V.P of Engineering P.Eng. Project Team Staff (Design, Documentation, Administration) P.Eng. or AScT Engineering Discipline Manager P.Eng. (5 Disciplines) Project Group Leader P.Eng. (4 or 5 Groups) Project Manager P.Eng. or AScT (LL)
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