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Building Services Engineering Service & Maintenance Engineer  - Level 3

Maintenance and repair of building services, such as: ventilation, heating, water supply.


Building Services Engineering Service and Maintenance Engineer

Occupational profile

Building Services Engineering makes buildings work. Service and Maintenance Engineers play a key role in planning and completing a range of maintenance work encompassing industrial and commercial building services engineering systems such as ventilating, heating, water supply, waste (effluent discharge) and drainage. This includes related electrical isolation, disconnection, reconnection and reactivation. They also complete planned preventative maintenance and undertake any required remedial repairs. In addition, they monitor and manage the operation of plant and equipment through building and energy management systems.

They ensure these systems continue to operate to their design specification. They undertake work with a high level of autonomy and require highly developed diagnostic skills, detailed knowledge of system operating principles and the ability to take responsibility for fault finding, fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance of systems, components and equipment found in industrial and commercial buildings like office blocks, shopping centres, hotels, factories, schools and hospitals.

Dealing with clients is an important aspect of Service and Maintenance Engineers work, to ensure maintenance activities are undertaken with minimum down time and impact on the buildings use.

They are able to demonstrate competence in the health and safety, communication, quality control and environmental requirements appropriate to their scope of work.

Service and Maintenance Engineers are able to work within occupied and unoccupied buildings and facilities on their own, proficiently and without supervision, in the most appropriate, efficient and economical manner. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.


Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to the completion of their Apprenticeship. 

Special Notes:

If an apprentice candidate does not have the relevant English, maths or ICT, Choice Training can embed the relevant skills required at no extra cost to the Employer.

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