Setting Out Engineer
Setting out engineers act as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors and operatives.
- Setting out, levelling and surveying the site
- Overseeing quality control
- Monitoring health and safety
- Keeping a site diary
- Arranging meetings to keep everyone involved informed of progress
- Resolving any unexpected technical problems
- Liaising between design engineers and the construction team, to ensure plans and drawings are accurate and achievable
- Planning and organising work efficiently to meet deadlines is a key concern, especially when working with other consultants and/or sub-contractors engaged in a project
- Working around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm
- Newly trained setting out engineers can earn in the region of £25,000–£30,000
- Trained with experience setting out engineers can earn in the region of £30,000–£35,000
- Senior Setting Out Engineers can earn in the region of £35,000–£55,000
Qualifications & TrainingUsually, a BSc Honours Degree in an engineering field in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require an engineering Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant engineering body. However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.