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Overview of the role

Looking after the technical, organising and supervising side of construction projects.

Construction site engineering technician

Reference Number: ST0046

Details of standard


1.     Occupation(s)

The occupation covered by this standard is Construction Site Engineering technician and typical job titles can include: Assistant Site Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Civil Engineering Technician or Construction Site Technician. In the case of SME construction companies the roles are likely to include Site Engineer, Civil Engineer or Project Engineer. They are associated with the dimensional control and application of engineering solutions on construction projects and are based on construction sites with occasional time in offices.

2.     Occupational profile

The main duties and tasks of a Construction Site Engineering Technician are:

  • Dimensional control of construction projects
  • Assisting design teams with civil engineering solutions on construction projects
  • Supervision of specialist contractors
  • Contribute to the control of health and safety on construction projects
  • Recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • Contribute to the minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Control the quality of works on a construction project

3.     Requirements: Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours


What is required

Health and Safety

Understand the principles and responsibilities imposed law and other regulations in a construction environment


Understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects

Engineering Principles

Understand engineering techniques, procedures and methods and the principles of design

Construction Management

Understand management principles and the project management lifecycle

Planning and Organising Work

Understand the importance of project planning and resourcing and be able to analyse different techniques

Monitor Quality

Able to define the quality required on a finished construction project


What is required

Health and Safety

Identify risk of activities and encourage all employees to demonstrate safety-conscious behaviours


Assess, identify and record the environmental impact of projects

Engineering Solutions

Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects

Construction Management

Use effective management principles and be able to supervise construction workers

Planning and Organising Work

Understand overall plan for project and measure and record progress against plan

Monitor Quality

Assess and report on quality standards of finished construction projects


What is required

Professional Judgement

Be able to work within own level of competence and know when to seek advice from others

Commitment to Code of Ethics

Work within Rules and Regulations of Professional Competence and Conduct for the Institution of Civil Engineers

Continuing Professional Development

Identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs. Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested.

Commitment to Equality and Diversity

Understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes so as to meet the requirements of fairness at work.

Communicate Effectively

Be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written.

Work in Teams

Be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way.

Demonstrate Innovation

Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions.

4. Duration

The typical duration for this Apprenticeship is three years but this will depend upon the previous experience of the apprentice and access to opportunities to gain the full range of competence.

5. Entry requirements

Individual employers will determine their own entry requirements, but the typical entry requirements for this Apprenticeship will be five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths, English and a Science; or a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

6. Qualifications

The following qualification will be gained:

A Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment that meets the knowledge requirements of the standard and is approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers as meeting the educational requirements for EngTech MICE

7. English and Maths

English and Maths will at Level 2 will need to be achieved before taking the end point assessment and will be included in the Level 4 qualification.

8. Link to professional registration

This Apprenticeship will include the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to achieve Technician status with the Institution of Civil Engineers (EngTech MICE). The Technician Professional Review process for EngTech MICE is included in the end-point assessment process for this Apprenticeship and will lead to the designatory letters EngTech MICE and the status of Engineering Technician.


This Apprenticeship standard is at Level 4.

Review date

This Apprenticeship standard should be reviewed three years after approval of the standard.

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Status: Retired
Level: 4
Reference: ST0046
Version: 1.0
Date updated: 22/07/2022
Approved for delivery: 27 March 2018
Route: Construction and the built environment
Typical duration to gateway : 36 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £9000
LARS Code: 259
EQA Provider: Ofqual
Employers involved in creating the standard: Balfour Beatty, Costain, Wates, Willmott Dixon, Lend Lease, Carillion, Hind Joiners, KM Decorating, BAM Construction, Laing O’Rourke, Kier, Byrne Brothers, Seddon, NG Bailey

Version log

Version Change detail Earliest start date Latest start date Latest end date
1.2 Occupational standard and end-point assessment plan revised. 03/04/2024 Not set Not set
1.1 Standard, funding band and end-point assessment plan revised 01/07/2022 02/04/2024 Not set
1.0 Approved for delivery 27/03/2018 30/06/2022 Not set

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