A Building Service Engineer is involved in the designing, fitting and maintenance of the essential services and equipment found in new and existing buildings.
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
- 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
- Facilities manager
- Gas service technician
- 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.
£20,000 to £50,000