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Construction project managers and related professionals

£16,640 Average salary at age 20
£43,160 Average Salary
38 Average hours per week


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.

Main 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.


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.

What Construction project managers and related professionals studied in higher education

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What Construction project managers and related professionals studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L7) Human & social geography8
(G1) Mathematics2
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments2
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences8
(Q3) English studies1
(L2) Politics1
(K2) Building27
(K1) Architecture7
(H1) General engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering13
(N8) Hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism & transport1
(K9) Others in architecture, building & planning1
(F3) Physics1
(L1) Economics1
(N1) Business studies4
(X1) Training teachers1
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)8
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(N2) Management studies2
(V1) History by period1

UK Prospects

58400 Workforce Size
4.25% Predicted growth 2022 - 2027
17820 Predicted Replacement 2022 - 2027

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