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

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Senior managers in this group

  • organize, direct, control and judge the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies through middle managers
  • create policies to manage the direction of these companies, either alone or working with a board of directors
Common job titles
  • chief executive officer (CEO)
  • chief financial officer (CFO)
  • chief operating officer (COO)
  • chief privacy officer - construction, transportation, production and utilities
  • corporate controller
  • executive director


Senior managers in this group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • set goals for the company and create or approve policies and programs
  • approve and organize the creation of major departments and associated senior staff positions
  • assign material, human and financial resources to set up company policies and programs
  • establish financial and administrative controls
  • create and approve promotional campaigns
  • approve overall personnel planning
  • select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
  • coordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
  • represent the company, or assign representatives to act on behalf of the company, in negotiations or other official functions

Special duties

Senior managers may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources, or in a particular product area.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Senior managers in this field typically work in a structured environment, such as an office.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

The boundaries of this unit group are defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), which includes fishing, forestry and logging, mining, oil.

Additional resources

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