Setting Out Engineer Apprenticeship

Setting Out Engineering Apprenticeship

Setting out engineers use construction drawings, technology and precision instruments to pinpoint and mark structural features above and below ground before construction work begins.

They use markers to indicate where structures are going to be installed, including access roads, foundations, gas, electricity and water facilities, and drainage systems. They ensure that site teams adhere to markers & complete work to Clients’ specification.  The apprenticeship lasts 3 years (SCQF level 6).


Key Duties:

Assist the Engineer with all Setting Out functions on site

Learn all aspects of the Setting out Engineer role

Work with groundworks & civils squads to understand construction operations

Learn to use the latest surveying equipment

Understand & follow site health & safety procedures

Analyse & interpret technical drawings and

Ensure technical compliance & the safety of all operational activities

Maintain relevant site records and as-built drawings

Ensure compliance with contractual requirements & Company's Quality Management System

Provide accurate records & measurement details to support the Quantity Surveyor to prepare monthly valuations


The candidate must have the following skills & qualities:

A mature & confident approach

Experience using Office 365 (and capable of picking up & applying, new ideas & concepts quickly)

Organisation skills & able to use own initiative

Numerical skills (a strong grasp of maths/design & technology subjects are essential)

Excellent time management & attendance record

Communication & customer service skills  

Problem solving skills & able to multi task

Enjoy working in a team environment

Ability to read and interpret technical data with a strong attention to detail

Ability to work in a high-pressure environment

Fit & healthy this role involves carrying equipment and working outdoors in all weathers

Driving licence (or plans to work towards this)


To apply for this post, you’ll need:  Minimum Nat 5 Maths, English (Design & Manufacture/Technology qualifications are advantageous) or a Foundation Apprenticeship qualification in Civil Engineering or NC qualification plus a good all-round education. 


We’d like you to demonstrate that you have the skills that we’re looking for by sending a Personal Statement with your application.  If you don’t have the preferred qualifications for this role, but have the skills & attributes – please include a reference from School/College/former employer to support your application.


Download an application form at and email your completed form to plus a Personal Statement to tell us why you’re the best candidate for the role. 

Closing Date:  Wednesday 16th June

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