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Civil Engineering Senior Technician (Geomatics) Apprenticeship BUCKINGHAM GROUP CONTRACTING LIMITED

The level 4 Civil Engineering Senior Technician (Geomatics) role will predominantly involve working under the guidance of Geospatial Engineers to support projects with their surveying and modelling requirements.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts are to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 42.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will also involve working on projects directly to support the Engineering functions and to gain a basic understanding of the Civil Engineering process on a live construction site.

What will you be doing?

The primary function within this role will require working within the BGCL Geomatics team using modern surveying equipment to undertake site surveys and subsequent interpretation of associated digital data. The role will be predominately site based although on occasion extended periods may be required at BGCL office location working mainly with CAD interfaces. Some time will also be spent on live construction projects supporting project required engineering functions (as agreed with Geospatial Engineer)

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Produce 2D and 3D CAD deliverables as required by all areas of the Company
  • Generate 3D Triangulated models for all areas of the company
  • Carry out tender volumetric analyses and take-offs as required by the SDGE
  • Carry out value engineering/design in principle for tender submissions and occasional live contracts under supervision

Civil Engineering:

  • Assist in control of health and safety standards on construction projects
  • Support with recording, control and reporting of progress on a construction project
  • Assist with minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Involvement with the quality control of works for a construction project
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project
  • Support engineering teams with setting out and surveying functions
  • Assist with project document control
  • Under supervision prepare, issue and monitor various site required permits to work

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • At the end of this Apprenticeship, you will have achieved Civil Engineering Senior Technician level 4 Standard, plus a Level 4 qualification in Construction and Built Environment which will take up to 27 months to complete. The apprenticeship will be delivered by our provider Learning Skills Partnership via blended learning, combining on line lectures and regular face to face visits

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This apprenticeship programme is very much the start of an exciting career in the industry with wide ranging prospects which may span a number of roles. Buckingham Group will Support candidates to become Chartered Engineers with ICE. Further education to be provided on completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any A level (Grade Any A level) Essential

Things to consider

Site locations can vary and daily commute can be extensive, occasional short term lodging will be a requirement of the role although we endeavour to keep this to a minimum where possible. Salary starting £21,000 based on a 42 hr week with mileage allowance and lodging costs (if required) included. Further development will be reviewed upon completion with potential progression to L6 Civil Engineer/Design Management.

About the employer

With a company history spanning over 65 years, Buckingham Group Contracting Ltd is a major multi-disciplinary contractor with a turnover of circa £700 million. We are an established Principal Contractor providing a range of fully integrated, versatile, and flexible services to Public and Private Sector Clients throughout the UK & Ireland. Operating from our Head Office, near Silverstone.




buckingham Group

Markham Lane

Markham Vale

S44 5HY

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Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2022