Overview of the role

Supporting engineers, surveyors and architects on construction projects.

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Details of standard

Job description


A building services design technician provides assistance to engineers and other construction professionals in the development of cost effective technical and sustainable design solutions involving the  production of three dimensional models, calculations, specifications, reports and drawings taking into account, where appropriate, pre-fabrication techniques. Their work typically includes systems such as renewable technologies, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, drainage, lighting, power, controls and lifts. Buildings and infrastructure take on many forms from newly built facilities to the refurbishment of premises for every sector of industry. As design technicians they could be working under supervision in a design consultancy, a contractor or a manufacturing company.

A design technician's work could also involve:

  • Analysis – using appropriate software and simulation systems to solve technical problems.
  • Project delivery – contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines working as a member of a team
  • Site engineering - operating quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk Management procedures, progress monitoring, see that installations generally comply with the design intent, responding to site queries, commissioning and post occupancy evaluations.

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