Production Managers and Directors in Mining and Energy

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, the utilisation of sustainable and renewable energy sources and the production, storage and provision of gas, water and electricity supplies.


New workers

New workers start around £22,044. Normal pay is £51,692 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £107,315.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 11,546 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Ensures compliance with issues relating to the environmental impact of operations.

  • Arranges for the provision of gas, water and electricity supplies.

  • Ensures that all haulage, storage, purification and distribution work is performed efficiently and in compliance with statutory and other regulations.

  • Determines staffing, material and other needs.

  • Co-ordinates and supervises coal-face production activities and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations.

  • Co-ordinates the activities of mines and open-cast mining operations, quarries, drilling operations, offshore installations, solar power stations, wind farms and other renewable energy generating facilities.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Project Management

  • Risk Analysis

  • Environment Health And Safety

  • Procurement

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Operational Performance Management

  • Machinery

  • Operations Management

  • Housekeeping

  • Construction

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • People Management

  • Sales

  • Self-Motivation

  • Multitasking

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.