Building & Civil Engineering Technicians
Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.
- Sets up apparatus and equipment and undertakes field and laboratory tests of soil and work materials
- Performs calculations and collects, records and interprets data
- Sets out construction site, supervises excavations and marks out position of building work to be undertaken
- Inspects construction materials and supervises work of contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and arranges remedial work as necessary.
Entrants usually possess a relevant BTEC/SQA award or an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III. The status of engineering technician is obtained after a period of further training at work and upon gaining the membership of a professional engineering institution.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £30,000 per annum and can progress up to £50,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 2,540 employed Building & Civil Engineering Technicians in the region.