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Construction project managers and related professionals

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 35

£40,560 pile of coins

Age 50

£48,880 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £36,920

What does this career do?

Job holders in this unit group manage and oversee major construction and civil engineering projects and major building contracts for quality of work, safety, timeliness and completion within budget; forecast travel patterns and develop strategies for managing the impact of traffic-related demand.

Typical tasks

  • draws up budgets and timescales for new construction projects based on clients’ requirements
  • briefs project team, contractors and suppliers
  • assembles information for invoicing at the end of projects
  • plans work schedules for construction projects based on prior discussion with architects, surveyors etc.
  • hires and may supervise site staff, establishes temporary site offices, takes delivery of materials
  • regularly inspects and monitors progress and quality of work, ensures legal requirements are met
  • identifies defects in work and proposes corrections
  • records, monitors and reports progress
  • forecasts the impact on traffic and transport of new developments (e.g. shopping centre)
  • assesses schemes to manage traffic such as congestion charging and parking controls
  • examines accident ‘blackspots’ to improve road safety
  • writes reports for funding bids and planning authorities and acts as expert witness.

Current entry requirements

Entrants normally possess a degree in a relevant subject or equivalent qualification and/or substantial work experience at an appropriate level. Further Continuing Professional Development is available in some areas.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed


Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Why choose West Notts?

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98.8% A Level pass rate in 2019

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
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