Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities jobs in Canada


182 200 $
This salary is an average estimate between all available diplomas degrees related to this career. Click here to get an overview of salary depending of diploma.
No certificate, diploma or degree : 114 770 $
High school diploma or equivalent : 142 270 $
Postsecondary certificate or diploma below bachelor level : 136 980 $
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above : 254 340 $

Career's stability

The career's stability is based on the employment projection for that working area for the year 2022.

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.

Job overview

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

  • 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
  • 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.

Illustrative example(s)

  • chief executive officer (CEO) - manufacturing company
  • chief financial officer (CFO) - urban transit system
  • corporate controller, logging company
  • executive vice-president - railway
  • general manager, trucking company
  • president, residential construction company
  • publishing house general manager
  • regional vice-president, petroleum production company
  • vice-president, finance - mining company
  • vice-president, marketing - airline
  • vice-president, operations - electric power company
  • vice-president, sales - pulp and paper manufacturing

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