Building Services Engineering Technician
Building services engineering technicians help engineers design, plan and install electrical and mechanical systems within buildings.
- Drawing up material specifications, drafting plans and supervising the installation of building components.
- Work in a team with other technicians and be managed by a lead project engineer.
- Projects you work on would likely be varied, and could include assisting with the creation and installation of varied components (such as Heating, Lighting, Ventilation, Air-conditioning, Electrical distribution, Water supply, Sanitation, Public health, Fire protection, Safety systems, Lifts, Escalators, Facade engineering, Acoustics).
- The working week is normally 40 hours per week, though this may include some evenings and weekends. Your work environment would be a mix of being in the office and being on-site.
- Newly trained building services engineering technicians can earn in the region of £17,000 - £20,000
- Trained with experience building services engineering technicians can earn in the region of £20,000 - £30,000
- Building services engineering technicians can gain Chartership but will then become Chartered Engineers working within building services. They can earn in the region of £30,000 - £40,000
Qualifications & TrainingOne of the most direct ways to become an building services engineering technician is to complete an HND in one of the following subjects:
- Building Services Engineering
- Construction and the Built Environment
- Electrical or Electronic Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Applied Physics