Construction Project Managers and Related Professionals

Construction project managers and related professionals 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.


New workers

New workers start around £26,291. Normal pay is £39,325 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £69,705.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 72,050 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?

  • Writes reports for funding bids and planning authorities and acts as expert witness.

  • Examines accident ‘blackspots’ to improve road safety.

  • Assesses schemes to manage traffic such as congestion charging and parking controls.

  • Forecasts the impact on traffic and transport of new developments (e.g. shopping centre).

  • 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.

  • Hires and may supervise site staff, establishes temporary site offices, takes delivery of materials.

  • Plans work schedules for construction projects based on prior discussion with architects, Chartered architectural technologists, surveyors etc..

  • Assembles information for invoicing at the end of projects.

  • Briefs project team, contractors and suppliers.

  • Draws up budgets and timescales for new construction 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

  • Construction

  • Procurement

  • Design Management

  • Subcontracting

  • Building Information Modeling

  • Engineering Design Process

  • Value Engineering

  • AutoCAD

  • Mechanical Electrical And Plumbing (MEP) Systems

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

  • Communication

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Coordinating

  • Innovation

  • Detail Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Negotiation

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.