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Setting out engineers act as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors and operatives, they are responsible for setting out, levelling and surveying the site.
Average salaries are in the region of £28,000.00 to £36,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Setting Out Engineers act as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors and operatives, responsible for setting out, levelling and surveying the site. Setting Out Engineers liaise between design engineers and the construction team, to ensure plans and drawings are accurate and achievable.
As a Setting Out Engineer you would have to prepare technical reports, check drawings, and ensure that calculations are correct. Often work includes ordering required materials and negotiating fair prices for them. Planning and organising work efficiently to meet deadlines is a key concern, especially when working with other consultants and/or sub-contractors engaged in a project.
Typically, Setting Out Engineers work around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm. For some big projects there could be evening or weekend work to complete.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
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Usually, a BSc Honours Degree in an engineering field in England; the equivalent L6 NVQ / HNC in Wales, or the Scottish equivalent, will most likely be required. Some positions will require an engineering Masters Degree as well, or chartered status with a relevant engineering body.
However, experience is often very important too, so entrants with other qualifications might be considered.
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The UK construction industry will need an additional 4,780 civil engineers per year (including setting out engineers) between 2017 - 2021 – according to the latest Construction Skills Network research (LMI). The majority of this demand will be in Scotland.
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