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Technician structural engineers are a key part of the design and construction team, working alongside a wider design and construction team.
Average salaries are in the region of £14,000.00 to £24,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer
Technician structural engineers are a key part of the design and construction team, working alongside a wider design and construction team. Together they create all kinds of structures from houses, theatres, sports stadia and hospitals to bridges, oil rigs and space satellites.
Structural engineers make a difference and shape the built environment. They are people who enjoy a challenge, innovation, responsibility and excitement in a varied career. Structural engineering presents both creative and technical challenges and requires excellent problem solving skills.
The human body itself provides a good model for understanding structures. The central strength of the body lies in the skeleton, it is the hidden framework that supports our shape and is integral to our ability to function. Without it we would collapse. To a structural engineer, the same considerations of strength, shape and function are paramount in their conception of the framework of a structure.
The work is office and site based, and you may get the opportunity to travel globally for projects, depending on your employer and the type of project you're working on. Generally, the working week is between 35 and 40 hours.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
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To enter the structural engineering profession at technician level you will need a BTEC HNC/HND or foundation degree in engineering. With further training and experience on the job you could work up to engineer status.
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The UK construction industry will need an additional 3980 other construction professionals and technical staff (which includes structural engineer technicians) to meet demand every year 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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