Head of Sustainability
Lend Lease UK
Janet K is Head of Sustainability for Lend Lease in the UK. "My role is to make sure that (our) buildings are environmentally friendly and also operate in an environmentally friendly way". Janet's first job was an internship for a consulting engineering company. She loves rowing and took part in the world's largest women's rowing race.
More information about Production managers and directors in construction
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionProduction managers and directors in construction direct and co-ordinate resources for the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works including houses, flats, factories, roads and runways, bridges, tunnels and railway works, harbour, dock and marine works and water supply, drainage and sewage works.
QualificationsThere are no pre-set entry standards. Entry is possible with either a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience, via apprenticeships or S/NVQs in Management at levels 3 to 5. On-the-job training is provided and professional qualifications are available.
- Liaises with other managers to plan overall production activity and construction activities, sets quality standards and estimates timescales and costs;
- Receives invitations to tender, arranges for estimates and liaises with client, architect and engineers for the preparation of contracts;
- Plans, directs and co-ordinates the construction and maintenance of civil and structural engineering works, including demolition, open-cast mining works and pipeline and piling;
- Receives reports upon work in progress to ensure that materials and construction methods meet with specifications and statutory requirements and that there are no deviations from agreed plans.