What's involved

A civil engineering technician's main role is to act as a link between engineers, the management team and the operatives on a construction site. They make sure that everything runs smoothly and check the quality of the work and report back on progress.

Skills required

You'll need to be able to read and interpret technical drawings and data. Good communication skills are important and enjoying working as part of a team would also come in handy.

Qualifications required

A minimum of four Standard Grades at 3 or above, or equivalent, are usually required including Maths.

Salary ranges

(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and experienced person might expect to get.)

£15,000 - £37,000

Progression from this pathway

A civil engineering technician can move on to careers in design, finance, sales and management within construction. You could study for:

  • Technical, supervisory and  management SVQ qualifications (SCQF Levels 8 to11)
  • A number of other built environment HND qualifications (SCQF Level 8)
  • Degree level qualifications in a number of construction disciplines (SCQF Levels 9 to 12

Find out more about this role from an apprentice's point of view