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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 you could work in 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:

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

Graduate trainee engineers with a relevant degree start at around £25,000 a year. More experienced building services engineers earn £32,000 to £45,000 a year, and those in senior positions may earn up to around £55,000 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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
6627
1.7 %
RISE
2023
6739
  United Kingdom
2018
65426
2.4 %
RISE
2023
67014

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)
Tel: 020 7313 4900
E-mail: contact@thebesa.com
Website: http://www.thebesa.com

Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE)
Tel: 01604 404121
Website: http://www.cbuilde.com
Twitter: @cbuilde
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/buildeng

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
Tel: 020 8675 5211
Website: http://www.cibse.org/
Twitter: @CIBSE

Engineering Council
Tel: 020 3206 0500
Website: http://www.engc.org.uk/
Twitter: @EngCouncil

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