Building or civil engineering technician

Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.

Entry Reqirements

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.

Typical Education Level

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

  • 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.

Desired Skills

Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Active Listening, Writing, Speaking, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Science

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