Employment Resources and Professions Available to Building Engineering Graduates
As building engineers have experience with building systems and their components, they are often hired by the residential, commercial, and industrial building industries. They can work in a variety of other engineering fields such as design, cost, structural, and process engineers. Those with a business degree as well can also work as facility or operations managers.
Such people can also work as independent consultants to the construction industry. They can also work, in collaboration with architects, to design buildings in cities. They are also able to perform building inspections and handle quality control issues.
Government jobs are also available, often within civil engineering at the local, regional, or national level, such as Public Works Canada. They can also work in the facilities management or physical plant departments for corporations and the educational and health sectors, where they are partially responsible for the building and maintenance of academic and support facilities.
A degree in building engineering can serve as a foundation for further education in the business or law fields, where they can then specialize in the management of buildings such as chemical plants, warehouses, and the like; or they can focus on architectural law.