Building or civil engineering technician

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

Current Entry Requirements

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.
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