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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.
commercial construction manager, construction manager, construction superintendent, general contractor, housing construction manager, industrial construction manager, pipeline construction manager, project manager, construction, residential construction manager.
- 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.
Outlook & Prospects for Construction Managers in Lanaudière Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Lanaudière region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
The majority of job opportunities will result from slightly higher-than-average job creation, and, to a lesser degree, employee retirements. Openings will be filled mainly by experienced internal and/or external workers. There are also a much higher than average number of self employed workers in this occupation. The level of employment is directly related to demographic growth and private and public investments in the region. Employment in this industry has been rising over the past three years and, given the favourable outlook, a slight increase in employment for this occupation is expected during the forecast period. The number of workers in this occupation should increase slightly during the 2012-2014 forecast period.
Most workers in this occupational group work in the construction and manufacturing industries.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 08 – Apr 12, 2013
- The Québec government has announced investments of $159M for road infrastructures of the Lanaudière region in the next couple of years, which will be divided among 104 roadworks zones (available in French only)
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- The Corporation du Théâtre du Marais de Val-Morin has announced the upcoming construction of a new establishment that will replace the current theater. This $4.2M project will begin this fall and is scheduled to open in one year. (available in French only)
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- Habitations Trigone has announced an investment of $30M for the construction of "Le Notre Dame" building project, which will house 150 condos in Repentigny (available in French only)
- Construction of an activities centre intended for people over the age of 55, Cité Géréraction 55+, has recently begun in Terrebonne and requires a $10M investment. Its grand opening is scheduled for October 2013. (available in French only)
Week of Sep 17 – Sep 21, 2012
- The municipality of Repentigny has invested more than $2M in the construction of a new outdoor pool and clubhouse (available in French only)
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