Building Services Engineer

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A building services engineer designs, installs and maintains the equipment in buildings. 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:


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

Building Services Engineering Technicians with a relevant HND can earn £20,000 to £30.000 a year.

Graduate trainee engineers with a relevant degree are from £26,000 to £28,000 a year. More experienced building services engineers £40,000 a year, and those in senior positions may earn up to around £55,000 a year.


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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.

What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

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


Courtesy of Go Construct


The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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Building Technology and Management

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