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Building and civil engineering technicians

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


Median Salary

New workers start around £20,023. Normal pay is £30,072 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £47,482.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Science