Mick Herbert is National Technical Manager at Aggregate Industries. He is involved with 38 factories in the UK and overseas. He started his career in the Royal Fleet Auxilliary, and served in the Falklands conflict. He found a niche at Aggregate when he wanted to settle down and has worked for the company ever since.
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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.