Building Services Engineering Technician

Help engineers design, plan and install electrical and mechanical systems within buildings.


As a Building Services Engineering Technician, you’ll supervise the installation, commissioning or servicing of environmental technologies on construction projects.

Your title may include: Assistant Project Engineer, Assistant Engineer or Building Services Site Technician. You’ll draw up material specifications, draft plans and supervise the installation of building components.

Working in a team will be common and maybe managed by a Lead Project Engineer. Projects you work on would likely be varied, and could include assisting with the creation and installation of varied components, such as heating, lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning, electrical distribution, water supply, sanitation and much more.

Your work environment would be a mix of being in the office and on-site – as well as needing to be flexible with working hours.

Top 5 Tasks

  • Supervise the installation of environmental technologies 
  • Assist design teams with engineering solutions
  • Control health and safety
  • Report, control and record progress
  • Control the quality of works on a construction project.




Those newly trained can earn in the region of £17,000 – £20,000, with trained and experienced Building Services Engineering Technicians earning up to £30,000.

You can gain Chartership but will then become a Chartered Engineer working within building services. They can earn in the region of £30,000 – £40,000.

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility.

Am I Suited?

  • Problem solver
  • Adaptable
  • Team player
  • Creative
  • Excellent communicator
Public and private construction contracts can be worth billions of pounds.


There are no specific entry requirements, but GCSEs at 4 (C) or above are useful to have, especially in English and maths – and science or design and technology may be advantageous.

One of the most direct ways to become a Building Services Engineering Technician is to complete an HND in one of the following subjects; Building Services Engineering, Construction and the Built Environment, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics and Maths.

Alternatively, you could complete an apprenticeship in this field.

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