A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure. Technicians will be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas which include sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.
A technician’s work involves
- Design – assisting in the development of technical solutions by producing design models, calculations, reports and drawings, surveying a site, using appropriate analysis and relevant codes.
- Analysis – using appropriate software systems and other data gathering tools and tests to solve technical problems.
- Project delivery – contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines, and ensuring outputs comply with client and industry specifications, standards and guidance.
- Site engineering – operating quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk
Management procedures and checking specified technical aspects of site activities.
Potential job roles for those working towards the qualification, Civil Engineering Technician in a variety of settings with contractors, consultants, government agencies and local authorities
Learners would be able to progress to the Edexcel BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction and the Edexcel BTEC Higher National Diploma in Construction.
Progression will also be possible to Foundation Degrees, BSc and BEng degrees in construction and civil engineering. Ultimately students can progress to MEng and MSc