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NI technician network meeting: the role of an engineering technician

Event organised by ICE

01 June 2023

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This event will be a summary of the career progression of Civil Engineering Technician and prospective EngTech MICE Rachael Hart. The key points covered will include some of the biggest challenges Rachael has faced in becoming a proficient technician and how these challenges were overcome.

There is a misconception that the role of a technician in the industry is only to assist with the production of drawings and design information. Rachael believes that Technicians have a much bigger role to play in supporting the wider design team, actively engaging in the design process and driving the adoption of BIM. This event aims to provide advice on what it means to be a great Technician, and how Engineers and Technicians can work better together to achieve the best results possible.

Image is from the Monaghan Bridge Rehabilitation Project. 


Rachael Hart

Rachael Hart

Design ID


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Rachael Hart

Rachael studied Interior Design at University of Ulster, graduating in 2018. She shifted to the Engineering industry in 2019 in a 3D Visualiser role with Design ID. This role consisted mainly of producing 3D models, renders, and animations for deliverables such as construction logistics reports. Rachael moved to my current Civil Engineering Technician role in 2020 mainly producing packs of drawings for projects including Crossrail, pedestrian bridges, road bridges, various schools and modular projects.

She have been involved in a diverse range of projects in varying capacities, from drawing work to BIM management, Client-facing roles, and design. Mainly Rachael uses AutoCAD and Civil3D but also have experience in Revit. Her passion in her work is quality, and this desire for consistently high quality has led to her being responsible for setting CAD standards for the company, creating CAD guides and manuals for staff, as well as taking training sessions and workshops. 

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ICE Northern ireland regional coordinator

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