technical

technical

Job Description

Technical operatives input to a construction project consists of supporting the work of architects, engineers and other similar figures by using their practical knowledge to offer technical support.

CSCS Card

Required NVQ

Red CSCS Card

NVQ Trainee

Green CSCS Card

NVQ Level 1

Blue CSCS Card

NVQ Level 2

Gold CSCS Card (Supervisors)

NVQ Level 3

Black CSCS Card (Managers)

NVQ Level 4

Why is this a Job for Me?

If you have a good eye for detail, are professionally flexible and have excellent analytical skills.

Average Salary

£25,000 - £40,000

Required Skills

  • Excellent ICT abilities
  • A basic understanding of technical drawings
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Health and Safety regulations
  • Good communication skills

Working Hours

38

Technical roles typically involve working basic 38-hour weeks. As with many construction related occupations this depends largely on how often you have to travel between the office and between sites.

Qualification Pathways

Level 3 NVQ

Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations

Level 4 NVQ

Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations

Level 5 NVQ

Construction Senior Management

Career Progression

technical

Construction Planner

Project Management

Specifications

Site Technician

Act as the main technical adviser on site - checking plans and drawings, surveying the site, and that all materials are as per specifications.

Plant Technician

Primary operation and inspection of plant and handling equipment at a plant.

Design Technician

Undertake extensive research aimed at reducing design costs. Use CAD (Computer Aided Design) to produce technical drawings.

Building Technician

Support the building manager on a construction project. Estimate costs, ensure the quality of suppliers, and draft construction plans among other roles.

Civil Engineering Technician

Assist civil engineers on construction projects. Tasks can include lab analysis, assisting with surveys and developing engineering design plans.

Required PPE

Sturdy shoes with a protective toe box and non-slip soles

Hard hat

High-vis jacket

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