Construction managers

Construction managers

NOC
0711

Manage and evaluate the activities of construction companies or construction departments within a company.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

163
 

Median Hourly Wage

$31.25
$19.23
Low
$53.45
High

Median Salary

$61,352
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

1,354
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

79%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

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.

Also Known As

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

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

10.7%
Female
89.3%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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1.3%
15-24
16.2%
25-34
23.7%
35-44
29.4%
45-54
22.8%
55-64
6.6%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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10.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
21.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
17.5%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
30.1%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
21.4%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

76.6%
Construction
6.3%
Professional, scientific and technical services
4.1%
Public administration
13.1%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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15.80%
Northeast
32.90%
Southeast
25.90%
Southwest
18.40%
Central
7.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$75,199
Northeast
$64,469
Southeast
$80,541
Southwest
$54,360
Central
$52,401
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Northeast

$31.25
$19.23
Low
$53.45
High

Southeast

$31.25
$19.00
Low
$52.31
High
No Data Available

Central

$31.25
$19.23
Low
$53.45
High
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$61,352

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$66,886

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$61,352

Newfoundland

$89,449

Prince Edward Island

$48,304

Nova Scotia

$58,230

Canada

$67,891
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

163
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-10
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

174
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

580
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

586