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

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)
  • general manager
  • president, electric power company
  • president, residential construction
  • chief executive officer (CEO)
  • chief financial officer (CFO)
  • chief operating officer (COO)
  • chief privacy officer - construction, transportation, production and utilities
  • corporate controller
  • executive director

Earnings

Annual provincial median salary

$84,217

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage data

Note:Estimated median employment income based on 2016 Job Bank median hourly wage rate (median annual salary = hourly wage rate x 40 (hours per week) x 52.14 (weeks per year))

Provincial hourly rate

  • High
  • Median
  • Low

Source: 2016 Job Bank Wage Report

Duties

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.

Job requirements

Education, training & qualifications

  • 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.

Skills

  • Innovative
  • Social
  • Directive
  • Verbal & Written Comprehension
  • Manual Dexterity
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Education programs in B.C.

The following program areas are related to this occupation:
  • Business Administration/Management/Commerce
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering Related
  • Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Mechanical Engineering

For more information about programs offered specifically for this career, visit EducationPlannerBC.

Select a region to view regional outlook
Vancouver Island / Coast Mainland / Southwest Thompson-Okanagan Kootenay Cariboo Northeast North Coast & Nechako
Cariboo
Employment in 2016:
70
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Kootenay
Employment in 2016:
130
Average annual employment growth:
0.8%
Expected number of job openings:
80
Mainland / Southwest
Employment in 2016:
5,360
Average annual employment growth:
0.7%
Expected number of job openings:
2,710
North Coast & Nechako
Employment in 2016:
0
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Northeast
Employment in 2016:
30
Average annual employment growth:
N/A
Expected number of job openings:
N/A
Thompson-Okanagan
Employment in 2016:
670
Average annual employment growth:
0.8%
Expected number of job openings:
370
Vancouver Island / Coast
Employment in 2016:
580
Average annual employment growth:
1.1%
Expected number of job openings:
370

N/A - Data not available

Source: B.C. Labour Market Outlook

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

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.