A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure. Technicians will be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas which include sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.
This apprenticeship is designed to cover job roles such as Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. In the case of SME construction companies the roles are likely to include Design Co-ordinator or Design Manager. They are associated with the co-ordination of design information on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices. The main duties and tasks of a Construction Design and Build Technician are: Identification of client requirements in construction projects Identification of health and safety risks in the design of projects Checking of compliance with regulations on a construction project The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects Assisting architects with the development of detailed design on a construction project Co-ordinate design information on a construction project Monitoring of quality on a construction project Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project
This apprenticeship could include roles such as Assistant Site Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician or Construction Site Technician. In the case of SME construction companies the roles are likely to include Site Engineer, Civil Engineer or Project Engineer. They are associated with the dimensional control and application of engineering solutions on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.You will learn dimensional control of construction projects, assisting design teams with civil engineering solutions on construction projects and supervision of specialist contractors. Also include in this apprenticeship is how to contribute to the control of health and safety on construction projects, recording and reporting of progress on a construction projects and control the quality of works on a construction project.
This apprenticeship is designed to cover job roles such as Assistant Site Manager, Assistant Supervisor or Construction Site Supervisor. In the case of SME construction companies the roles are likely to include Site Manager or Site Supervisor. They are associated with the supervision of specialist contractors and workers on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices. The apprentice will learn how to understand risk assessment of activities and the importance of behaviours in safety-critical environments. they wil also cover Sustainability, environmental aspects, Construction Technology, Construction Management, Planning and Organising Work, Monitor Quality and Monitor costs.
This apprenticeship can lead to job role such as Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Assistant Construction Surveyor, Quantity Surveying Technician, Assistant Cost Engineer or Assistant Cost Analyst. Construction Quantity Surveying Technicians are associated with the monitoring and control of costs and contracts on construction projects and are based on sites or in offices. The main duties and tasks of a Construction Surveying Technician are: Assisting senior managers with the budgeting of construction projects, Control of costs during a construction project, Selection and management of specialist contractors. you would also learn how to contribute to the mitigation of disputes using accurate records, control and report on income and expenditure on a construction project and produce valuations of progress on construction projects.
Facilities Management impacts on the vast majority of individuals and organisations across the UK and adds value through a highly skilled workforce creating efficiencies in service delivery and implementation. It encompasses multi-disciplinary activities within the built environment and the management of their impact upon people and the workplace. Effective Facilities Management, combining resources and activities, is vital to the success of any organisation. At a corporate level, it contributes to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives. On a day-to-day level, effective Facilities Management provides a safe and efficient working environment, which is essential to the performance of any business – whatever its size and scope. Within this fast growing professional discipline, facilities managers have extensive responsibilities for providing, maintaining and developing myriad services. These range from property strategy, space management and communications infrastructure to building maintenance, administration and contract management.
1. Occupation(s) The occupations covered by this standard are associated with surveying technicians acting on behalf of clients or employers in an assistant capacity. The types of surveying technician included are: Building Surveying Technicians Commercial Property Surveying Technicians Residential Property Surveying Technicians Land Surveying Technicians (including rural, minerals and waste management and planning and development) Valuation Surveying Technicians Consultant (Professional) Quantity Surveying Technicians Consultant (Professional) Project Management Technicians 2. Occupational profile The main duties and tasks of a Surveying Technician are: To collect information from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites To take appropriate measurements of buildings, land or plans To meet with other professionals, clients, customers and others to obtain and provide information relating to land, property or construction To collect and record data relating to land, buildings or construction for technical use To manage work tasks relating to the area of practice To undertake costings and/or measurements and/or valuations using data collected from research To ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others
The level 3 construction and the built environment course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the construction sector. The course covers professions ranging from construction management, building services, quantity surveying and civil engineering. There is a good mix of practical activities and academic research elements within the course to ensure you get an opportunity to experience the wide range of careers within the sector as a professional. The course enables progression to a career in professional construction and ultimately a BSc (Hons) degree here at Stephenson College.
You will spend the two years of the programme on a block release basis whilst undertaking structured industrial training with your sponsoring company if you work within the construction industry. The 8 units of study include: An Individual Project; Construction Technology; Science & Materials; Construction Practice & Management; Legal & Statutory Responsibilities in Construction; Construction Information (Drawing, Detailing, Specification); Mathematics for Construction; Building Information Modelling (BIM). The unit selection is made by the college, but can be changed to suit industry requirements.
You will spend the two years of the programme on a block release basis whilst undertaking structured industrial training with your sponsoring company if you work within the construction industry.