[ID:0645]North American engineers are currently working all over the globe for mining and transportation firms, consulting firms, power companies, government and international agencies and international development NGOs. The primary sectors within which engineers work are: international development, consulting and the private sector.
Engineering Work in International Development
Engineering has gained recognition over the past decade in North America as a profession attractive for international development projects.
While the field of international development is not booming (with the exception of peacekeeping and post-conflict reconstruction), engineering opportunities within development work are on the rise.
Whether consulting on an infrastructure project in the Middle East or volunteering on a water and sanitation project in Southeast Asia, engineers are taking the lead on development projects around the world.
This development has come with a renewed focus within professional engineering circles on the importance of the soft side...