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Job description

A constructing providers design technician offers help to engineers and different building professionals within the improvement of price efficient technical and sustainable design options involving the  manufacturing of three dimensional fashions, calculations, specs, studies and drawings taking into consideration, the place acceptable, pre-fabrication methods. Their work sometimes consists of techniques similar to renewable applied sciences, heating, air flow, air con, drainage, lighting, energy, controls and lifts. Buildings and infrastructure tackle many varieties from newly constructed amenities to the refurbishment of premises for each sector of trade. As design technicians they could possibly be working below supervision in a design consultancy, a contractor or a producing firm.

A design technician’s work may additionally contain:

  • Evaluation – utilizing acceptable software program and simulation techniques to resolve technical issues.
  • Mission supply – contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines working as a member of a staff
  • Website engineering – working high quality techniques and Well being, Security and Threat Administration procedures, progress monitoring, see that installations typically adjust to the design intent, responding to website queries, commissioning and publish occupancy evaluations.

Entry necessities

Employers will set their very own entry necessities, however apprenticeship candidates will sometimes have not less than 5 GCSEs at Grades A*-C together with Maths (Grade B), English and Science or their equal.

Employers who recruit candidates with out English or Maths at Grade C or above should be sure that the candidate achieves a stage 2 equal normal previous to taking the top level evaluation.


The everyday period for this apprenticeship is 36 months however this can depend upon the earlier expertise of the apprentice and entry to alternatives to realize the complete vary of competence.


This can be a Degree 3 Apprenticeship.  On completion the apprentice can have glad the necessities for registration as an Engineering Technician by the related skilled engineering establishment.


The Apprenticeship Normal will probably be reviewed after 3 years.


A Constructing Providers Design Technician will know

  1. The completely different methods and strategies used to design constructing engineering providers tasks. This consists of an understanding of how applied sciences, elements and necessities are transformed into constructing engineering techniques designs together with using related normal
  2. The suitable scientific, technical and engineering ideas referring to the design of constructing engineering providers tasks. This consists of an understanding of the mathematical, scientific and engineering methods required to assist the design and building processes
  3. The way to work successfully and contribute to engineering options by the proper use of assets and time. This consists of an understanding of undertaking administration techniques, instruments and methods as they’re utilized to the design and building course of
  4. The way to talk successfully utilizing a variety of methods. This consists of an understanding of various communication strategies and when to make use of them; the best way to write technical studies, technical drawing conventions and engineering terminology; collaboration and efficient staff working.
  5. The code of conduct of related skilled our bodies and establishments together with ethics and their utility in design and supply of tasks. Understanding of the safety of consumer confidentiality, the necessity to adhere to company and institutional insurance policies on ethics and variety and the skilled obligation to make a contribution to society
  6. Safe working practices and the best way to adjust to the Understanding of rules similar to Development, Design and Administration (CDM), hazard identification, and danger mitigation.
  7. Sustainable improvement and their very own contribution to financial, environmental and social wellbeing Understanding of legislative, firm and consumer sustainability and environmental insurance policies and their impact on the design and building of buildings.
  8. Sources of and approaches to Persevering with Skilled Growth (CPD). Understanding of appraisal schemes, CPD obligations and competency necessities referring to self and others.


A Constructing Providers Design Technician will be capable to:

  1. Select and use acceptable scientific, technical and engineering ideas, methods and strategies to contribute to the design and supply of constructing engineering providers tasks. Capacity to provide and self-check; calculations, fashions and drawings; use acceptable software program techniques and different instruments for knowledge gathering, CAD, BIM, Revit, undertaking administration; and help with website surveys and inspection
  2. Work with others to contribute to producing built-in engineering options by the proper use of assets and time. This consists of the power to contribute to growing and evolving options to engineering issues while working to programme and inside funds
  3. Manage and keep the standard of their work and that of others. Assess the duty to be accomplished, plan/schedule work and handle time; resolve when to allocate work to different folks; keep the stream of data; observe technical procedures, examine work at an acceptable stage and in opposition to acceptable requirements and specification Preserve effectively organised private data of labor undertaken
  4. Talk successfully and appropriately with others utilizing a variety of methods
  5. together with verbal communication, written studies, fashions and drawings.
  6. Preserve themselves and others secure by adhering to secure working practices. Capacity to determine hazards and assess dangers, observe secure techniques of labor and cling to all firm security insurance policies
  7. Maintain their abilities base and studying. Capacity to evaluate their very own competence in opposition to coaching aims and determine improvement wants and coaching motion plans.


  • Take a accountable method to well being and security
  • Be skilled, proactive and receptive to constructive recommendation and steerage
  • Be keen to study new abilities and to adapt within the gentle of expertise
  • Know one’s limitations and when to ask for assist or escalate
  • Work independently when acceptable and take accountability for and pleasure of their work
  • Reveal a constructive method to downside fixing
  • Present a capability to contribute to discussions as a part of a staff

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