Building or Civil Engineering Technician

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


  • Inspects construction materials and supervises work of contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and arranges remedial work as necessary.
  • Sets out construction site, supervises excavations and marks out position of building work to be undertaken.
  • Performs calculations and collects, records and interprets data.
  • Sets up apparatus and equipment and undertakes field and laboratory tests of soil and work materials.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 20% 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


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for building or civil engineering technician is £25,506

755 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 755. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

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

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £25,506 per year. That is about £2,125 per month or £13.08 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,950, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,839

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, 755 people are employed in the region.

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