Engineering Project Managers and Project Engineers

Engineering project managers and project engineers schedule, manage and oversee engineering projects for quality of work, timeliness and completion within budget, plan, design and specify materials and equipment for the project and create necessary technical drawings.


New workers

New workers start around £29,055. Normal pay is £47,529 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £71,555.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 30,665 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 that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.

  • Records, monitors and reports progress.

  • Identifies defects in work and proposes corrections.

  • Regularly inspects and monitors progress and quality of work, ensures legal requirements are met.

  • Plans work schedules for engineering projects based on prior discussion with client and contractors.

  • Assembles information for invoicing at the end of projects.

  • Briefs project team, contractors and suppliers.

  • Draws up budgets and timescales for new engineering projects based on clients’ requirements.

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

  • Procurement

  • Subcontracting

  • Project Engineering

  • Construction

  • Building Services Engineering

  • Project Planning

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering

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

  • Planning

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Operations

  • Coordinating

  • Progress Reporting

  • Problem Solving

  • Scheduling

  • Innovation

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.