Setting out engineer
Go Construct
United Kingdom
5d ago

Setting out engineers act as the main technical adviser on a construction site for subcontractors and operatives.

The Role

  • Setting out, levelling and surveying the site
  • Overseeing quality control
  • Monitoring health and safety
  • Keeping a site diary
  • Arranging meetings to keep everyone involved informed of progress
  • Resolving any unexpected technical problems
  • Liaising between design engineers and the construction team, to ensure plans and drawings are accurate and achievable
  • Planning and organising work efficiently to meet deadlines is a key concern, especially when working with other consultants and / or sub-contractors engaged in a project
  • Working around 40 hours a week, usually between 9am and 6pm
  • Salary

  • Newly trained setting out engineers can earn in the region of £25,000 £30,000
  • Trained with experience setting out engineers can earn in the region of £30,000 £35,000
  • Senior Setting Out Engineers can earn in the region of £35,000 £55,000
  • 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.

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