Setting out engineers act as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors and operatives.
- Newly trained setting out engineers can earn in the region of £24,000–£28,000
- Trained with experience setting out engineers can earn in the region of £28,000–£36,000
- Senior Setting Out Engineers can earn in the region of £36,000–£40,000
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Salaries and career options improve with chartered status.
Qualifications and Training
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.