Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technician

Become a Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technicians are the technical brains behind many building sites, providing support to civil engineers in the design, construction and management of a variety of projects. Civil engineering technicians use advanced science to solve many of the problems they encounter, finding clever ways to tackle challenges such as how to reduce pollution or protect structures from wild weather.

  • Practical knowledge
  • IT skills
  • Ability to follow plans and measurements
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Forecasting
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Willingness to learn
  • Maths and Science skills

There are a number of ways you can become a Civil Engineering Technician, as a minimum you will need 4 or more GCSEs grades A-C (9-4) and a minimum of 2 A Levels or BTEC equivalent.

Level 3

You can study a BTEC Subsidiary or Extended Diploma in Construction & the Built Environment or Civil Engineering; or an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering.

Level 4, 5 & 6

You can study a HNC, HND, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree in Construction and the Built Environment, Civil Engineering or other related subjects.

These qualifications can give you the academic base to become professionally qualified as an engineer or engineering technician with letters after your name.


Newly qualified technicians can earn £17,000 - £19,000

Qualified technicians with some experience can earn £25,000 - £35,000

Senior technicians can earn £37,000 to £50,000.

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 

Find the perfect career for you

There are hundreds of job roles in construction, from site work to office work or a combination of the two. Some of the many careers are listed in our careers A-Z, simply click on the letter of the career you are interested in to find out all about it.