Technician structural engineers are a key part of the design and construction team, working alongside a wider design and construction team.
The Role
  • Working closely with the design team other professionals on construction plans
  • Developing design ideas, using computer aided design (CAD)
  • Investigating the properties of materials like glass, steel and concrete, and advising on which may be most suitable for the job
  • Working out the loads and stresses on different parts of a structure like the foundations, beams, arches and walls
  • Assist in the inspection of unsafe buildings and recommending options for repairs or demolition
  • The work is office and site based.
  • There may be an opportunity for you to work on projects around the world, depending on your employer and the nature of the projects you are working on.
  • The working week is between 35 and 40 hours
  • Newly trained Structural Engineer Technicians can earn in the region of £17,000 - £20,000
  • Trained with experience Structural Engineer Technicians can earn in the region of £20,000 - £25,000
  • Senior or Chartered Structural Engineer Technicians can earn in the region of £25,000 - £35,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications & Training
To enter the structural engineering profession at technician level you will need a BTEC HNC/HND or foundation degree in engineering. With further training and experience on the job you could work up to engineer status.