Building and Civil Engineering Technicians

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


New workers
£ 19,299
£ 29,721
£ 45,969

Available jobs

In the past year there were 14,180 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Estimates timescales for project delivery.

  • Estimates project costs.

  • Creates and designs plans (using computer aided software).

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Civil Engineering

  • AutoCAD

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D

  • Highway Maintenance

  • Computer-Aided Design

  • Project Management

  • Construction

  • Autodesk Revit

  • Building Information Modeling

  • 3D Modeling

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • English Language

  • Detail Oriented

  • Mathematics

  • Customer Service

  • Operations

  • Mentorship

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.