Construction Project Manager or Related Professional

Job holders in this unit group 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.


  • Writes reports for funding bids and planning authorities and acts as expert witness.
  • Examines accident 'backspots' 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, 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.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 14% 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


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for construction project manager or related professional is £37,149

1,953 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,953. 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 construction project manager or related professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £37,149 per year. That is about £3,096 per month or £19.05 per hour. New workers generally start on £24,232, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £60,674

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, 1,953 people are employed in the region.

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