Building and civil engineering technicians
Average Annual Pay
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Average Weekly Hours
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Building and civil engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist civil and building engineers.
QualificationsEntrants 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.
- 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.
Common job titles
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