CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 2

HOW TO BECOME A CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Civil engineering technicians plan and draw the technical details for building and repairing roads, bridges, buildings and other structures.

Download Presentation

HOW TO BECOME A CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Presentation Transcript


How to become a civil engineering technician

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

CIVIL ENGINEERING

TECHNICIANS

-

+

-

+

-

+

INCOME

FEES

JOB PROSPECTS

JOB PROSPECTS

At a glance

Prospects are good for qualified civil engineering technicians.

The Canterbury rebuild, Auckland’s rapid growth and government

investment in infrastructure and roading continues to generate demand

for engineering skills, and there is currently a shortage of skilled civil

engineering technicians. Falling student numbers should also push up

demand in the future. This occupation is a viable option for those wanting

to enter the field of engineering without needing to do a full degree.

Ɣ How to become a civil engineering technician

Civil engineering technicians plan and draw the technical details

for building and repairing roads, bridges, buildings and other

structures.

Registration

Civil engineering technicians can be registered as Certified Engi-

neering Technicians (CertETn) through the Institution of Profes-

sional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ). This certification requires

demonstrating competence to the required standard (to gain

entry to the register); undertaking competence assessments at

regular intervals (not exceeding 6 years); and complying with a

Code of Ethical Conduct (to retain registration).

Qualifications needed

To become a civil engineering technician you must first complete

the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. This is an academically-

based qualification provided at 11 polytechnics throughout New

Zealand. Following this, you need to get work in an engineering

environment, and then complete the New Zealand Diploma in

Engineering Practice. This covers the practical elements of the

role and is gained on the job while you work.

→ IPENZ – information on becoming a Certified Engineering

Technician: www.ipenz.org.nz/ipenz/registration/Engineering-

Technician/Certified_Engineering_Technician.cfm

Completed qualifications

The number of students completing civil engineering diplomas

level 5 to 7 has grown to 175 in 2014, following a drop in 2013.

To become a civil engineering draughtsperson, ideally you need

experience in a specific CAD (computer-aided design) software.

A Diploma in Engineering is not necessary to become a draught-

sperson, but it is useful.

300

completing qualification

Some companies offer cadetships, where you can train on the

job and study part-time towards these diplomas.

Number of students

200

→ WelTec website, information on cadetships in engineering:

www.weltec.ac.nz/ABOUTWELTEC/TechnologyCadetships.aspx

100

→ Infratrain website, information on the National Diploma in Civil

Engineering: www.infratrain.co.nz/Civil_engineering.htm

0

Cost of study

2006 2007

2008 2009 2010

Civil Engineering Diplomas/Certificates Level 5-7

2011

2012

2013

2014

NZ Diploma in Engineering Level 6

Source: Ministry of Education

$12,500 over two years

Average costs in 2015 for a domestic student. Costs vary between

institutions. Further costs include materials, textbooks, and

accommodation.

Ɣ Income and employment prospects

Income

In 2015, the estimated average income for civil engineering

draftspersons and technicians was $68,000.

Rents vary from place to place. Estimated market rents by re-

gion, city and suburb are available on the MBIE Tenancy Services

website.

Estimated average income

The StudyLink website provides general budget advice for

students, and the Sorted website provides help with detailed

budget planning.

$68,000

Average income estimated from the New Zealand Income Survey 2015.

→ Tenancy Services: www.tenancy.govt.nz/rent-bond-and-bills

→ StudyLink: www.studylink.govt.nz

→ Sorted: www.sorted.org.nz/calculators/money-planner


How to become a civil engineering technician

CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE

CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS

Where to find job vacancies

Pay for a civil engineering technician depends on where they

work and how much experience they have:

Online vacancies for civil engineering draftspersons and techni-

cians increased by 14% between September 2014 and Septem-

ber 2015. This is well above the overall increase of 1.9% in all

vacancies. Civil engineering technician vacancies are advertised

through public media such as the Trade Me Jobs and Seek web-

sites, as well as the IPENZ JobHunt website.

• civil engineering cadets may start on the minimum wage or

a little more

• junior civil engineering technicians usually earn between

$30,000 and $50,000 a year

• intermediate civil engineering technicians usually earn

between $50,000 and $70,000 a year

→ Trade Me Jobs: www.trademe.co.nz/jobs

→ Seek: www.seek.co.nz

• senior civil engineering technicians may earn up to $80,000

a year

→ IPENZ JobHunt: www.jobhunt.co.nz

Career path

Employment and skill shortages

A common career pathway is to gain employment with a com-

pany that offers cadetships to young men or women wishing

to become civil engineering technicians. Cadets complete their

diploma while working in industry. Once cadets have finished

their tertiary qualification they are often promoted into higher-

level full-time positions within the company.

Engineering technicians’ employment

Current

Projected growth*

2013

2014

2014–19

2019–24

15,800

15,800

0.3%

2.9%

per year

2.0%

per year

Cadetships are offered by a variety of organisations including

engineering and construction companies, local authorities and

utility companies.

Projected growth is for the broader category of “Building and Engineering

Technicians”.

Civil engineering technicians can progress within an engineering

firm up to partner level. Some become engineering technologists

by completing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEngTech)

degree or professional engineers by completing a Bachelor of

Engineering degree.

Ɣ Other information

Links

The number of civil engineering technicians has fallen slightly in

recent years, but is expected to grow by 2.9 % until 2019.

20,000

15,000

Employment

More information on civil engineering technicians is available on

the Careers New Zealand website.

10,000

5,000

→ Careers New Zealand: www.careers.govt.nz

0

2009

2014

2019

2024

Estimate

Forecast

Source: MBIE estimates

Civil engineering technicians and draughtspersons appear on Im-

migration New Zealand’s long-term skill shortage list, indicating

the government is actively encouraging skilled workers in those

occupations to work in New Zealand. A full list is available on the

Immigration New Zealand website.

→ Immigration NZ, skill shortage list:

skillshortages.immigration.govt.nz

watch just

the job video


  • Login