The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Engineering Technician are:
• Dimensional control of construction projects
• Assisting design teams with civil engineering solutions on construction projects
• Supervision of specialist contractors
• Contribute to the control of health and safety on construction projects
• Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
• Contribute to the minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
• Control the quality of works on a construction project The Level 4 Construction Site Engineering Technician Apprenticeship is designed to create highly skilled employees who can contribute to the success of complex construction projects by demonstrating skills, knowledge and behaviours in key aspects of construction engineering and the co-ordination of site activities as well as contributing to wider project objectives. Site Engineering Technicians will be working on construction sites and as well as being able to deliver their own technical responsibilities they will also need to supervise and co-ordinate a workforce involved in the delivery of trades activities and ensure their safety and the safety of others. There will also be some liaison with third parties such as design teams, clients and statutory authorities.
The typical duration for this Apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the 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 HNC qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the apprenticeship and is approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers as meeting the educational requirements for EngTech MICE.
This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (EngTech MICE). The Technician Professional Review process for EngTech MICE is included in the end-point assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters EngTech MICE and the status of Engineering Technician.
The end-point assessment (EPA) will be in two stages and typically undertaken in the last three months of the
Stage 1 – is the preparation for the presentation and structured interview.
• 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.
• 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 Construction Site Engineering Technician. Stage 2 – is the face to face stage which will consist of:
• A 10 minute presentation by the apprentice to the Assessor Panel showcasing their response to the project brief. This will be followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and discussion.
• A 30-40 minute structured interview based on the written report submitted prior to the interview, the purpose being to determine the apprentice’s ability to integrate the knowledge, skills and behaviours acquired duri
Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, but 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 will at Level 2 will need to be achieved before taking the end point assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.
Progression to level 5 HND or level 6 Civil Engineering Degree