Building Technician

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A building technician gives technical assistance to the professional staff, such as engineers and surveyors, on construction projects.

They may also be called assistant site managers or technicians.

The Work

You could be:


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

Starting salary for building technicians is around £18,000 to £22,000 a year, rising with experience to between £25,000 and £40,000 a year.


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Getting In

There are several routes of entry.

Look for jobs with building contractors, property developers, surveyors, civil engineering practices, local government, the Civil Service and health authorities.

What Does it Take?

You should have:

You need to be able to:


Getting On

More Information

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website ( provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.


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The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

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