National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2011

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0711 - Construction managers

Construction managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of a construction company or a construction department within a company, under the direction of a general manager or other senior manager. They are employed by residential, commercial and industrial construction companies and by construction departments of companies outside the construction industry.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • commercial construction manager
    • construction manager
    • construction superintendent
    • general contractor
    • housing construction manager
    • industrial construction manager
    • pipeline construction manager
    • project manager, construction
    • residential construction manager

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • Home building and renovation managers (0712)
    • Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities (0016)
  • Main duties

    Construction managers perform some or all of the following duties:

    • Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget
    • Prepare and submit construction project budget estimates
    • Plan and prepare construction schedules and milestones and monitor progress against established schedules
    • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
    • Develop and implement quality control programs
    • Represent company on matters such as business services and union contracts negotiation
    • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
    • Direct the purchase of building materials and land acquisitions
    • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff.
  • Employment requirements

    • A university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology is usually required.
    • A master's degree in project management may be required.
    • Several years of experience in the construction industry, including experience as a construction supervisor or field superintendent, are usually required.
    • Extensive experience in the construction industry may substitute for post-secondary education requirements.
    • Professional engineering status or construction trade certification may be required by some employers.
  • Additional information

    • Progression to senior management positions is possible with experience.
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