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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

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

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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