Whether it’s testing, troubleshooting, or cooperating with technical teams, construction always needs someone that is truly tech-savvy. That’s where a tech head comes in.
Tech heads love to support their colleagues using their in-depth knowledge. Tech heads are extremely organised and solution-driven, making them the go-to guru for all things tech.
Technology is best when it brings people together.”
- Matt Mullenweg
Architectural technicians specialise in presenting building designs using technology. They provide technical guidance to clients and liaise with construction design teams to bring new structures to life. As an architectural technician, you’d be working with architects to help develop building models, ahead of construction taking place.
Building technicians assist with essential tasks around construction projects and building works. As a building technician, you could be overseeing a range of tasks, from monitoring build progress, to negotiating with suppliers, preparing site plans and estimating costs.
A clerk of works inspects the workmanship, quality and safety of work on construction sites and reports back to senior managers and clients. As a clerk of work, you’d be conducting regular site inspections and checking that building plans are being followed correctly. You’d check that work is being carried out to the correct specifications and legal, safety and environmental standards.
Highways maintenance technicians oversee the maintenance and repair of highways and roads. They regularly monitor for damage, deal with public enquiries, liaise with local authorities and utility companies, and make repairs to pavements, street furniture, road markings and more.
Structural engineers ensure structures can withstand the stresses and pressures imposed by use and the environment. They calculate stability, strength and rigidity and make sure the right materials are used for each project, whether it is a new-build, conversion or renovation. As a structural engineer, you could work on residential projects, shops and offices, bridges and offshore rigs, theatres, museums and hospitals, or even space satellites.
A structural engineering technician plays a key role in the design, planning, and construction of building projects, helping to assess whether building plans and materials are suitable. They work closely with design teams and architects to ensure the safety of a structure.
Building information modelling (BIM) managers act as the intermediary between designers, clients and architects. As a BIM manager, you will oversee the production of detailed architectural plans, components and materials for construction projects.
Setting out engineers use sites plans, technology and precision instruments to pinpoint and mark structural features above and below ground before construction work begins. They use clear markers to indicate where structures are going to be installed, including access roads, foundations, gas, electricity and water facilities, and drainage systems. They ensure that workers on the site adhere to these markers.
A rail systems engineer is responsible for providing insight and technical engineering expertise on railway projects and systems such as traction power, train and traffic signal controls, fare collection, rail vehicles and more.
Welder engineers are trained welders who work on the design, maintenance and development of a wide range of welding systems in industries like aerospace, construction and civil engineering. They may research more effective welding techniques or design more efficient equipment to aid in the welding process.
BIM (Building Information Modelling) technicians use computer technology to pull all the information about a construction project into one design. As a BIM technician, you’d use CAD (Computer-Aided Design) programmes to accurately model a project in multiple dimensions. As well as detailing architectural plans, components, materials and build procedures, you’ll include information about how the structure will operate and be maintained.
A bid manager is responsible for preparing and writing the detailed commercial documents, such as pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs) and tenders, that companies submit to win new contracts. It is a very important position within an organisation as it requires excellent organisational skills and is crucial for companies to win new contracts.
IT support analysts find IT solutions to enhance business operations, efficiency, and productivity. An IT support analyst can help to resolve a variety of technical issues relating to their organisation’s computer systems, telecommunications network, LANs, WANs and desktop computers, whether these components are located on-site or in the field.
A field technician handles on-site servicing, diagnostics and repairs for a company’s electrical products or equipment. This can range from computers, heating and cooling systems, security systems, heavy machinery, and more. Field technicians may work on-site at factories, manufacturing plants or on construction sites.
Technical coordinators handle technical aspects of a project. Depending on the area of construction they work in, they could be handling enquiries, helping to produce and interpret technical diagrams, plans and paperwork, drawing up delivery schedules, and dealing with project administration.