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Building Services Engineer

Engineer checking work

A building services engineer designs equipment in buildings and advises on installation. This includes heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration (HVACR) systems, water pipes, lifts, escalators, lighting, acoustics, fire protection and telecommunications cabling.

The Work

There are several specialist areas where you could work, including air conditioning and refrigeration, electrotechnical, heating and ventilation and plumbing. You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

New trained building services engineers earn around £24,000 to £27,000 a year.

Those with experience can earn £27,000 to £35,000 a year. More experienced building services engineers £35,000 to around £50,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Premises, such as hospitals, information technology centres and swimming pools, need specialist services. Jobs are with building firms, architects' practices, design consultancy firms, civil engineering companies, equipment manufacturers, NHS Trusts, power stations and local authorities.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
7011
1.3 %
RISE
2029
7103
  United Kingdom
2024
72360
2.7 %
RISE
2029
74338

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

More Information

For more information please see the list of professional bodies below:

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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Career Area

Construction

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