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Project directors have overall responsibility for the successful conclusion of construction projects.
Salaries typically range depending on location, level of responsibility and chartered status.
To work as a project director you would usually be qualified to degree or postgraduate level in a relevant subject, such as construction management or business and management.
For those without relevant qualifications in project management, it’s still possible to progress on the strength of industry experience. Supporting roles in project teams provide essential experience and can be combined with part-time study to complete relevant qualifications in project management.
It’s also possible to work towards professional qualifications in project management to different levels and at varying times in your career. The Association for Project Management (APM), Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) all offer a range of appropriate, professional qualifications.
To progress to project director, you would need at least ten years industry experience.
Explore the progression opportunities below