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Job Description

A Building Service Engineer is involved in the designing, fitting and maintenance of the essential services and equipment found in new and existing buildings.

Entry Requirements

You’ll need to either:

  • start on a graduate trainee scheme after completing a Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) accredited HND, foundation degree or degree in building services, or sustainable, mechanical or electrical
  • engineering
  • take a degree apprenticeship, then take further qualifications to qualify as an engineer

Employers may also consider you if you have:

  • experience of working as an engineer in a different industry, like acoustic, electrical, energy, environmental, mechanical, or power engineering
  • a related degree, like electrical engineering, construction and the built environment, or sustainable construction

CIBSE has more information on becoming a building services engineer.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could move into senior project management, quantity surveying or engineering design.

You could become a consultant.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Commercial energy assessor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrician
  • Facilities manager
  • Gas service technician

Required Skills

  • Good problem solving skills
  • An analytical mind
  • Good communication both written and verbal
  • The ability to work well as part of a team
  • Excellent IT skills.

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £50,000

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