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.


  • 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.
  • Co-ordinates and supervises coal-face production activities and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations.
  • Determines staffing, material and other needs.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of mines, quarries, drilling operations and offshore installations.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 29% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£36,754 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for production manager or director in mining or energy is £36,754

305 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 305. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for production manager or director in mining or energy roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £36,754 per year. That is about £3,063 per month or £18.85 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,688, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £82,566

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 305 people are employed in the region.

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