Production managers and directors in mining and energy


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Production managers and directors in mining, energy and water supply plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the activities and resources necessary for the extraction of minerals and other natural deposits and the production, storage and provision of gas, water and electricity supplies.


There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either GCSEs/S grades or A levels/H grades, a BTEC Diploma, an apprenticeship, NVQ (level 3), a degree or equivalent qualification with/without relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and can lead to professional qualifications.

Typical tasks

  • co-ordinates the activities of mines, quarries, drilling operations and offshore installations;
  • determines staffing, material and other needs;
  • co-ordinates and supervises coal-face production activities and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations;
  • ensures that all haulage, storage, purification and distribution work is performed efficiently and in compliance with statutory and other regulations;
  • arranges for the provision of gas, water and electricity supplies;
  • ensures compliance with issues relating to the environmental impact of operations.

Common job titles

Director, technical (water treatment)
Manager (mine (not opencast): quarry)
Manager, operations (mining, water and energy)
Manager, service (public utilities)
Manager, exploration, oil
Manager, planning (public utilities)
Boss, mine
Manager, service (energy suppliers)
Manager (public utilities)
Manager, production (public utilities)
Manager, quarry
Agent, mine
Agent, colliery
Manager, distribution (energy suppliers)
Manager, installations, offshore
Superintendent, drilling
Manager (electricity supplier)
Manager, rig, oil
Manager, installation, offshore
Manager (well drilling)
Manager, station, power
Manager (quarrying and extraction)
Manager, gas
Manager, colliery
Pusher, tool
Agent (mining)
Manager, production (electricity supplier)
Owner (quarry)
Agent, surface