Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities (NOC 0016)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
21,000
Skill level
Professional (usually a university degree)

Nature of work

Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with other members of a board of directors. They work in establishments throughout the following industries: fishing, forestry, logging and agriculture; mining, oil and gas extraction; construction; transportation and warehousing; printing; manufacturing; and utilities.

Main duties

  • Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Establish objectives for the company and formulate or approve policies and programs
  • - Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions
  • - Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement company policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning
  • - Continued…
  • - Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
  • - Co-ordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
  • - Represent the company, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company, in negotiations or other official functions.
  • * Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources or in a particular product area.

Employment requirements

  • * A university degree or college diploma in engineering, business administration, commerce or other discipline related to the company's product is usually required.
  • * Several years of experience as a middle manager in goods production, utilities, transportation or construction are usually required.
  • * Specialization in a particular functional area or product is possible through specific university or college training in that area or through previous experience.
  • * Senior managers in finance usually require a professional accounting designation.

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