Production managers and directors in construction


Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2018


Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)


Production managers and directors in construction direct and co-ordinate resources for the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works including houses, flats, factories, roads and runways, bridges, tunnels and railway works, harbour, dock and marine works and water supply, drainage and sewage works.


There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience, via apprenticeships or S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available.

Typical tasks

  • liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and construction activities, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs;
  • receives invitations to tender, arranges for estimates and liaises with client, architect and engineers for the preparation of contracts;
  • plans, directs and co-ordinates the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works, including demolition, open-cast mining works and pipeline and piling;
  • receives reports upon work in progress to ensure that materials and construction methods meet with specifications and statutory requirements and that there are no deviations from agreed plans.

Common job titles

Director, managing (building construction)
Manager (building construction)
Manager, development (building construction)
Director, contracts (construction)
Merchant (building construction)
Agent (building construction)
Agent, site
Manager (civil engineering)
Owner (electrical contracting)
Director, building
Manager (electrical contracting)
Sub-agent (building construction)
Manager, development, property
Manager, services, building
Manager, site
Director (civil engineering)
Manager, demolition
Manager, services, site
Agent, builder's
Director, construction
Owner (building construction)
Agent, contractor's
Manager, operations (building construction)
Manager, construction
Manager, highway
Manager, service (building construction)
Manager, engineering (building construction)
Owner (property renovation)
Manager, works (building construction)
Manager, building
Manager, technical (building construction)
Manager, highways
Manager (alarm, security installation)
Owner (plumbing, heating contracting)
Manager, services (building construction)
Master of works
Director, technical (building construction)
Manager (local government: highways dept)
Manager, area (construction)
Manager, plant (building construction)
Manager (coal mine: opencast)
Director (building construction)
Agent, engineering, civil
Manager, production (building construction)

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.