Career outlook for building services engineer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would make sure that systems like lighting, water and heating work well and save energy for people who live or work in a building.
You’d design, install and service the systems used in buildings like offices and shops.
You would be responsible for the heating and ventilation, hot and cold water systems, lighting, electrical cabling and telecommunications networks inside a building like an office block.
You may be involved in the design and installation of systems or oversee their maintenance once up and running.
- Draw up plans using computer aided design (CAD) and building information modelling software
- Estimate costs
- Make sure projects meet building regulations and health and safety requirements
- Attend meetings and present ideas and progress reports to managers and clients
- Coordinate the work of technicians and craftspeople on site
- Manage engineering inspection and maintenance programmes
- Meet building suppliers to keep up to date with new product developments
You’d analyse and interpret data to work out how to reduce carbon emissions, increase energy efficiency and generally limit the environmental impact of buildings.
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