Structural Engineer Technician
Technician structural engineers are a key part of the design and construction team, working alongside a wider design and construction team.
- 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
Qualifications & TrainingTo 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.