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Production managers and directors in mining and energy

£10,920 Average salary at age 20
£58,240 Average Salary
39 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • Co-ordinates the activities of mines, quarries, drilling operations and offshore installations;
  • Determines staffing, material and other needs;
  • Co-ordinates and supervises coal-face production activities and ensures compliance with health and safety regulations;
  • Ensures that all haulage, storage, purification and distribution work is performed efficiently and in compliance with statutory and other regulations;
  • Arranges for the provision of gas, water and electricity supplies;
  • Ensures compliance with issues relating to the environmental impact of operations.


There are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either GCSEs/S grades or A levels/H grades, a BTEC Diploma, an apprenticeship, NVQ (level 3), a degree or equivalent qualification with/without relevant experience. Off- and on-the-job training is provided and can lead to professional qualifications.

UK Prospects

10000 Workforce Size
4.77% Predicted growth 2023 - 2027
2750 Predicted Replacement 2023 - 2027

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