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Construction Manager or Site Manager

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A construction manager or site manager organises and supervises the day to day work on a building site. On a small site you would have full responsibility for the project, on a larger site, you may have responsibility for a particular area, with a senior site manager in charge overall.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for newly qualified construction or site managers range from £25,000 to £32,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £33,000 and £45,000. Senior managers may earn up to £55,000 or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Jobs are mainly with building contractors or construction companies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
6040
1.4 %
RISE
2023
6127
  United Kingdom
2018
67085
3.2 %
RISE
2023
69251

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
Tel: 01344 630700
E-mail: reception@ciob.org.uk
Website: http://www.ciob.org.uk/
Twitter: @theCIOB
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theCIOB

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
E-mail: scotland.apprenticeships@citb.co.uk
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

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