Occupation | Weston College

Building or civil engineering technician

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

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.

Typical Education Level

Level 1-3

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.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 21% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£23,615

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for building or civil engineering technician is £23,615

431 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 431. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

14 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 14 jobs have been posted for building or civil engineering technician roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £23,615 per year. That is about £1,968 per month or £12.11 per hour. New workers generally start on £16,380, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £39,722

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 431 people are employed in the region.

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