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

New workers start around £19,299. Normal pay is £29,721 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £45,969.

Available jobs

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


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Construction

  • Computer-Aided Design

  • Project Management

  • Autodesk Revit

  • Building Information Modeling

  • Engineering Design Process

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

  • Detail Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Operations

  • Customer Service

  • Teamwork

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.