Utilities managers

Utilities managers

NOC
0912

Manage and evaluate the operations of utility companies or services of heating fuel distribution companies.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

33
 

Median Hourly Wage

$45.67
$27.18
Low
$78.00
High

Median Salary

$83,638
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

210
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

91%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes managers who plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of utility companies or services of heating fuel distribution companies. The services provided include treatment of water and waste, distribution of water, electricity, natural gas and heating oil to residential, commercial and industrial consumers, waste disposal and waste recycling. Utilities managers are employed in public and private sector utilities and in heating fuel distribution companies.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Water supply managers manage water filtration, purification processes and pumping operations, schedule and oversee the maintenance of plant equipment and prepare reports on water supply and water quality.
  • Electrical power distribution managers manage the operations of electrical power distribution systems including generating stations, transmission stations and distribution networks. They may also plan and direct the distribution activities of a municipal electrical power establishment.
  • Natural gas supply managers manage the delivery of gas to consumers, monitor supply inventories and control the recording of injections and withdrawals.
  • Petroleum product distribution managers plan and direct the distribution of heating oil products to retail distributors and regional storage sites.
  • Water pollution control managers manage the operations of a sewage treatment plant, schedule and direct maintenance of plant equipment, and prepare reports on water quality.
  • Waste systems managers manage solid or liquid waste collection and disposal systems, train drivers in how to handle waste and ensure safe operation of disposal facilities.

Also Known As

  • director of waste management
  • director of water pollution control
  • distribution systems director - utilities
  • electric generating plant manager
  • electric power plant manager
  • electrical power transmission operations director
  • gas supply operations manager
  • liquid waste facility manager
  • refined petroleum products distribution manager
  • sewage treatment plant manager
  • water filtration plant manager
  • water supply director
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree or college diploma in an appropriate discipline is required. For example, electrical engineering is required for managers of transmission lines, and water resource technology for water supply managers.
  • Several years of experience as a supervisor in a related utilities operations department are required.
  • A professional engineer certification is usually required for managers of utility operations involved in the transmission and distribution of electrical power, and natural gas and heating oil.

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.

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18.8%
Female
81.2%
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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0.0%
15-24
5.7%
25-34
25.7%
35-44
45.7%
45-54
17.1%
55-64
5.7%
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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6.1%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
27.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
9.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
30.3%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
27.3%
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.

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27.8%
Utilities
22.2%
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services
8.3%
Construction
41.7%
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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14.70%
Northeast
17.60%
Southeast
32.40%
Southwest
26.50%
Central
8.80%
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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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$85,369
Southwest
$100,631
Central
N/A
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.

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

$83,638

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$84,650

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

New Brunswick

$83,638

Newfoundland

$126,464

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$79,047

Canada

$111,971
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

33
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

33
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

115
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

113