Civil Engineer/ Assistant Project Manager Environmental Techniques

  • Employer Profile

    Environmental Techniques

  • Apprenticeship Type

    Construction engineering with surveying > Level 5

  • Positions


  • Location

    3 Flush Park, Knockmore road, Lisburn, BT28 2DX

  • Salary


  • Start date

  • Location Type


Job Description

Environmental Techniques was established in 1992 and has been a leader in providing innovative survey and trenchless technologies to repair ageing and corroding pipelines in the Water and Sewerage Industry. Our award winning innovation is inspired by a culture that continually engineers the best solutions available to repair underground and overland pipelines for the benefit of customers and the environment. Our growing team requires an Assistant Project Manager to assist with:-

  • Planning and execution of project and production of deliverables

  • Surveying using GPS and dumpy level

  • Assisting project manager with compliance to Health and Safety, Quality and Environmental management systems.

  • Learning new software including Wincan, Infonet, GIS and AutoCAD

  • Learning commercial aspects of project management

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in computer software and utilities. Previous construction or software experience such as CAD, GIS or Excel is desirable but not essential. The candidate should be hardworking, reliable and have a keen interest in developing their skill set while working in an experienced team.

Applicable courses

Whilst you are applying to an employer through Workplus you must apply directly to the training providers to secure your place on the apprenticeship course.

Construction Engineering with SurveyingSouth West College


This course is designed to prepare you for a career in Construction Engineering and Surveying - building, land and quantity surveying, through gaining cutting edge technical skills and knowledge necessary for the modern Construction Industry. It will provide you with specific practical and professional skills, analysis, organisation, design, teamwork and communications. The course aims to leave you equally prepared to progress to complete your Honours Degree, to directly enter employment as a highly skilled employee, or to start your own business.

This Foundation Degree offers a wide range of modules including law, CAD, Site Management and Surveying. These modules equip students for careers in site engineering, project management, site surveying and Architectural Design. This Foundation Degree gives students a broad insight into many job roles within the Construction industry.


As a Higher Level Apprentice you will study these modules over three years (two semesters per year). All modules are mandatory.

  • Construction Technology 1

  • Mathematics and Structures

  • Digital Construction

  • Surveying Technology

  • Materials and Comfort

  • Construction Measurement 1

  • Construction Measurement 2

  • Construction Management

  • Construction Technology 2

  • Project Management

  • Work Based Learning

    Modules are subject to change under revalidation. The programme also involves construction site visits, guest speakers, specialist workshops and field surveys using Drone and GPS/GIS technologies. The course of study also includes a six month industrial placement giving you the opportunity to develop your professional skills.

The course subjects form a broad basis for Construction Engineering. Subjects include CADD, BIM basics, measurement, law, project management and surveying. These modules will be enhanced by supplementary modules in mathematics, materials and comfort. A Group project will form an integral part of the assessment, where students will take a chosen project from inception through to completion. This programme title, content and delivery is subject to change pending approval with the awarding organisation.


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Ulster University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

  • 56 UCAS tariff points (equivalent to A level grades CD) for the part-time and accelerated part-time programmes; GSCE English and Maths at Grade C or approved equivalent.

  • In addition, applicants must hold an A Level pass in one of the following subject areas: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Biology, Geography, Applied Science or DA Science, Life and Health Science (single or double award), Technology (including Technology & Design, Design & Technology, Environmental Technology and Digital Technology). Alternative qualifications such as BTEC National awards in STEM subjects are also acceptable



Start Date

Wednesday 11 September 2024

End Date

Saturday 26 June 2027

Progression Pathway

Students who achieve the required entry criteria may apply to the following South West College Top Up course (1 year full time, 2 year part time)

BSc (Hons) Construction Engineering and Management (validated by The Open University).

Or on successful completion of this course and depending on performance, students can apply for entry to Year 2 of the following Ulster University Honours degree programmes:

BSc Hons Construction Engineering & Management (full time or part time)

BSc Hons Building Surveying


  • Contracts Management

  • Project Management

  • Quantity Surveying

  • Building Surveying

  • Land Surveying

  • Building Control Officer

Construction Engineering with SurveyingNorthern Regional College


Northern Regional College is offering a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Construction Engineering with Surveying. This programme has been designed to provide the construction and civil engineering sector in Northern Ireland with high grade technicians and professionals who have practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification.

The programme will facilitate progression from Level 3 apprenticeship and could also encourage future progression to Level 5 and 6 qualifications. The programme is also suitable for existing employees who are starting a new technical role within their company.

The framework covers a wide range of job roles in construction and civil engineering which broadly fit into the higher-level skills requirements for differing sectors.

As you progress, you will develop your skills within your role in the company gaining experience and real hands-on knowledge through the expert teams based in the business while you continue your studies at college on a day-release basis.


This course is ideal for those who wish to pursue technical and professional careers in the Built Environment such as Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying, Construction and Project Management and Building.

Course content includes Construction Technology, An introduction to Building Information Modelling (BIM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Building and Site Surveying, Building Design and the Development Process.


Foundation Degree

Validated By

Ulster University


18+ Fully Funded

Entry Criteria

  • All Higher Level Apprentice applicants must be 18 years of age and be in full time employment in a relevant construction environment.

  • All applications are subject to an interview and must satisfy the general entry requirements as indicated below:

  • Applicants must satisfy the general entry requirements of GCSE English grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C or University-approved equivalent, and passes in four different subjects, of which one should be at GCE Advanced level and three at GCSE level or an equivalent standard in an approved alternative qualification. Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS tariff points.

  • Third country nationals, including European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss Nationals and their family members, are eligible to undertake a HLA provided they have a right to live and work in the UK.  See HLA page for further details.

  • Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 10th August, as an application deadline will apply.

In circumstances where there are more applications for the course than there are places available, the college reserves the right to select candidates from those achieving the highest grades.

Apprentice employment criteria

To be eligible you must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Be a new employee in, or about to take up a permanent remunerative employment offer, including a specific start date and documented evidence from the employer of the actual job offer, or an existing employee in a new job role that requires a substantial amount of learning and skills development commensurate to the apprenticeship pathway.  An exception may be made if an individual is already on an apprenticeship pathway at a lower level, with the HLA providing a progression route without the need for a new job role. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure this criteria is met.

  • Be employed by a company with a permanent base in Northern Ireland, and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (which includes day release/off-the-job directed training) with one employer, and in receipt of the appropriate wage. 

  • Have the potential to successfully complete the requirements of the appropriate Higher Level Apprenticeship.

  • Meet any health requirements, e.g. colour vision, specific to the occupation of their choice.

  • Have achieved all necessary entry academic qualifications determined by the relevant sector for the Departmental approved apprenticeship; and

  • Pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector for the Departmental approved apprenticeship.

NOTE: you may start your employment up to a maximum of 6 months prior to the commencement of your off-the-job training.  The College will require a copy of your contract of employment and a wage slip to provide evidence that you are



Start Date

Thursday 05 September 2024

End Date

Sunday 27 June 2027

Progression Pathway

On successful completion of this course and depending on performance, students may apply for entry to Year 2 of the following Ulster University Honours degree programmes:

  • BSc Hons Construction Engineering & Management

  • BSc Hons Building Surveying

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