In the case of small and medium building services engineering specialist contractors, the roles are likely to include Assistant Project Managers, Project Managers and Site Managers. They are associated with the supervision of the installation, commissioning or servicing of environmental technologies on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.
2. Occupational profile
The main duties and tasks of a Building Services Engineering Technician are:
• Supervision of the installation of environmental technologies into buildings
• Assisting design teams with building services engineering solutions on construction projects
• Supervision of specialist contractors
• Control of health and safety on construction projects
• Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
• Minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
• Control the quality of works on a construction project
• Ensure compliance with contractual conditions on a project
The typical duration for this apprenticeship is three years, however this will depend upon previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.
The following qualification will be gained:
• A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers as meeting the educational requirements for EngTech LCIBSE
• This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (EngTech LCIBSE). The Technician Professional Review process for EngTech LCIBSE is included in the end-point assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters EngTech LCIBSE and the status of Engineering Technician. The EPA consists of two distinct methods:
• A presentation and structured interview
• There are two stages to the EPA – a preparation and a face to face stage. Stage 1 – is the preparation for the presentation and structured interview. It will consist of:
• A project which will test the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired during the apprenticeship by developing a response to a technical brief set by the assessment organisation, with a number of options and a rationale for the choice of one as the optimum solution
• A written report of 1500-1600 words which demonstrates how, in the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentice has integrated the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be a competent Building Services Engineering Technician. The report is verified by a professionally qualified engineer and will be used to inform the structured interview
Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, however the typical entry requirements for this apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including maths, English and a science; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship. English and maths at Level 3 will need to be achieved before taking the end point assessment and will form part of the Level 4 qualification.
Progression to Level 5 HND or Level 6 Degree in Building Services