Building or civil engineering technician
- 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
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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for building or civil engineering technician is £23,615
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.
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.