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Engineering managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities of an engineering department, service or firm. They are employed by a wide range of private sector and government establishments and by consulting engineering and scientific research companies.
director, engineering research and development, electrical engineering service manager, engineering department manager, engineering manager, manager, telecommunications engineering service, production engineering manager.
- Plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the activities and operations of an engineering department, service or firm
- Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for the engineering and technical work performed in the department, service, laboratory or firm
- Consult and negotiate with clients to prepare specifications, explain proposals and present engineering reports and findings
- Assign, co-ordinate and review the technical work of the department or project teams
- Recruit personnel and oversee development and maintenance of staff competence in required areas
- May participate directly in the design, development and inspection of technical projects or in the engineering work of the department.
Outlook & Prospects for Engineering Managers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat 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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Alberta.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||N/A||N/A|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||N/A||N/A|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||N/A||N/A|
|Red Deer Region||N/A||N/A|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||N/A||N/A|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- February 2014 | (PDF, 610 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 662 KB)
- December 2013 | (PDF, 536 KB)
- November 2013 | (PDF, 534 KB)
- October 2013 | (PDF, 657 KB)
- September 2013 | (PDF, 235 KB)
- August 2013 | (PDF, 438 KB)
- July 2013 | (PDF, 487 KB)
- June 2013 | (PDF, 445 KB)
- May 2013 | (PDF, 240 KB)
- April 2013 | (PDF, 294 KB)
- March 2013 | (PDF, 437 KB)
- February 2013 | (PDF, 241 KB)
- January 2013 | (PDF, 435 KB)
- Annual Edition 2012 | (PDF, 227 KB)
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 24 - Feb 28, 2014
- The Camrose Police Service is seeking new recruits and accepting applications until May 20, 2014
- Two new Tim Hortons locations are opening near Chestermere; one a stand-alone site in Applewood, and the other inside the Walmart East Hills when the retail store opens on March 28, 2014
- The City of Lethbridge has approved a new pool basin and change rooms for the Henderson Lake Outdoor Swimming Pool. Construction is scheduled to start in August 2014 and be complete in 2015.
- BONE Structure, a steel building manufacturer, is adding three manufacturing plants in Alberta to its Canadian base over the next year
- The Stony Plain Outdoor Swimming Pool and the Chickakoo Lake Recreation Area have received funding for improvements from the Government of Canada
- United Airlines is cutting 61 jobs in Calgary as part of a nationwide reduction in their workforce
- The Town of Slave Lake is facing a shortage of physicians with only four doctors remaining in the community following recent departures
- Classic Construction is planning to begin construction in May 2014 on a skywalk connecting Chinook Village and Norwood Grande in Medicine Hat
- The County of Grande Prairie is seeking paid-on-call firefighters to serve at the Teepee Creek Fire Station
- The Municipal District of Willow Creek has rezoned a parcel of land northwest of Nanton, allowing for the development of a proposed gravel pit operation
- The Government of Alberta has announced a new Emergency Medical Services facility for the Town of Peace River, as part of the initiative to consolidate ambulance dispatch services in the province
- Brion Energy Corporation and the Fort McKay First Nation have signed an agreement to proceed with development of the Dover Commercial Project, a thermal oil sands site northwest of Fort McMurray
- BuildForce Canada is projecting that Alberta will lead the construction sector in Canada between 2014 and 2023, with the oil sands and residential construction sectors driving job growth
- A new day-procedures unit at the Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge has doubled the available operating space, increased the number of recovery beds and created a separate registration area
- Hermanos Holdings is constructing a $2.5M building in the Campbell Business Park in St. Albert. The building is expected to be complete in July 2014, but no tenants have been announced.
- Western Camp Services Ltd. and Métis Local 1990, based out of Grande Prairie, have signed an agreement that will generate revenue sharing and jobs for the local Métis community
- The Government of Alberta is funding a $1.7M Primary Care Network for the Town of Drayton Valley. The facility is planning to open on April 1, 2014, after the new staff have been hired and the site location has been finalized.
- Construction has stalled on the new $10.5M Koinonia Christian School in Airdrie. The Board of Directors for the new school are hoping that the financial problems can be resolved and that students will be in the school starting in September 2014.
- The Oil Sands Express, a dedicated motor-coach route between Edmonton and Fort McMurray, is planning to begin operations as soon as May 1, 2014, pending financing arrangements
- Alberta Health Services has received funding for a helipad upgrade at the Banff Mineral Springs Hospital. Construction is expected to go to tender in the fall of 2014 and be complete by the next spring.
- The Kinship Park in Coaldale is slated for improvements and additions as a result of fundraising efforts by the local Kinsmen's Club
- The Town of Cochrane and Rocky View County have renewed their fire-services agreement that provides emergency fire response to areas of the county by Cochrane Fire Services
- Rebuilding of the dyke in the Benchlands area northwest of Cochrane, which was damaged in the 2013 floods, is expected to begin shortly
- IKEA, the Swedish furniture maker, is set to purchase the Alberta Wind Energy Corp. facility near Pincher Creek, when it comes online in August 2014
- The Municipal District of Smoky River is expected to start work on the $1.8M South Interceptor Peavine Creek Ditch Project south of Falher on July 3, 2014, with completion three months later
- The Gateway Association and Planet Organic in Edmonton participated in a cash mob event, designed as a way for customers to support businesses that hire individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities
- Inter Pipeline Ltd. is supporting the development of a community bus program for the Town of Bruderheim and donating to the Bruderheim Seniors Club for upgrades to the town's seniors centre
- Sport-Chek is hiring 15 full and part-time staff at the new location in Medicine Hat, opening by April 2014. GoodLife Fitness Club will also open a co-ed fitness facility at the same site soon.
- Athabasca Minerals Inc. has moved one step closer to approval for development of their Firebag Project, following a decision from the Government of Alberta. The site would provide high quality silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing of wells.
- Wild Rose Brewery has opened their new production facilities in Calgary, with future plans to relocate their Taproom to the site, and add a special events banquet room to the building
- The Kinsmen Aquatic Centre in Barrhead was closed permanently on February 17, 2014, resulting in layoffs for two full-time employees and sixteen part-time or casual staff at the facility
- The Overwaitea Food Group and Federated Co-operatives Ltd. are purchasing numerous Safeway, Sobeys and IGA stores in communities across Alberta. Employees will retain their positions and transfer along with the store ownership.
- Cabela's Canada is hiring approximately 150 new employees for its second store location in Edmonton, expected to open in the spring of 2014. Full-time, part-time and seasonal positions are available.
- Grande Prairie Regional College, in Grande Prairie, has recently been granted approval for a new two-year diploma program in Aboriginal Administration. Four new courses have been developed specifically for the program.
- NaturEner has amended its Wild Rose 1 wind energy project south of Walsh, reducing the number of towers but installing more powerful turbines. The company anticipates awarding a contract by February 28, 2014 with construction starting in late 2014.
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan has rezoned a parcel of land to allow for the construction of 170 homes in the South Pointe neighbourhood
- GWL Realty is planning to start construction in 2014 on a mixed-use industrial and commercial development, tentatively named Henday Common, in southwest St. Albert
- Trinidad Drilling will be building six new drilling rigs in 2014, with some of the work at its Nisku facility south of Edmonton. The company also plans to upgrade 30 rigs as part of its $315M capital program for 2014.
- Canadian Natural Resources Limited is spending $3.125B to acquire Devon Canada's Canadian conventional assets, all located in Western Canada. The estimated 900 employees of Devon Canada will transfer to Canadian Natural Resources.
- Recovery work from the June 2013 floods in Morley is providing employment opportunities for members of the Stoney First Nation
- The Northern Lights School Division is seeking qualified school bus drivers throughout the region, as shortages have required managers to take on some driving responsibilities
- Realtors in Edson and Whitecourt are seeing a strong demand for housing, from both individual buyers and companies seeking housing for employees and contractors
- Alberta Heat and Power LLC has filed an application with the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct a natural-gas fired electrical generating plant at the JBS Food Canada facility at Brooks, pending public input and review of the application
- The Bow River Lodge, in Canmore, is upgrading its fire protection system immediately, ahead of a major $8M expansion and modernization planned to start in the summer of 2014
- The Anzac Recreation Centre, a new multi-purpose centre in Anzac, is set to open to the public on March 1, 2014
- Woodlands County has a substantial amount of bursaries and apprentice scholarships now available to eligible students. Applications are made through the County office.
- Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary has opened a new $10.9M neo-natal intensive care unit with 14 beds
- A $5.5M construction project to build two bridges on Highway 63 at Wandering River is expected to begin on March 3, 2014 and tentatively be complete by August 2014
- Parkland County will be hiring 3.16 full-time equivalents in 2014 as part of their road maintenance program
- The City of Spruce Grove is experiencing a surge in both residential and commercial construction, with the WestWind Centre Development expecting to see tenants in place by 2015
- The Town of Bonneyville has voted to back stop the construction of a spray park at Little Leap Park, in the event of a funding shortfall. Construction is scheduled to start in early April 2014.
- A recent economic report on the impact of the oil sands sector forecasts that production from the resource will double by 2025 and generate over 753,000 new direct and indirect jobs
- The Government of Alberta is allowing licensed pharmacists to broaden the range of services that they are able to offer to the public under a new four-year agreement
- Construction is set to begin in March 2014 on the $480M Rogers Place arena complex in downtown Edmonton, following an agreement between the city and the developer
- The Government of Alberta has announced that a new Catholic elementary school will be built in Lethbridge, but no timeline was released for the construction
- Athabasca Minerals Inc. has signed a joint venture agreement with the Wood Buffalo Métis Corporation that will create jobs for Métis members in a range of occupations, from labourer to management positions
- The Katz Group will be building a new tower for City of Edmonton employees as part of their $500M downtown development, which also includes a hotel, residential construction and a large underground parkade
- The City of Edmonton is seeing a surge in building permits, and the Edmonton Construction Association is gearing up for business growth and increased hiring of skilled labour
- Calgary Transit needs to hire 220 regular bus drivers and community shuttle bus operators to provide the new transit services approved by the City of Calgary in 2013
- The development group in charge of the Bow project in downtown Calgary are delaying construction of the second tower on the site, and opting for a public plaza instead
- Recent labour force data indicates that Alberta has added almost 70,000 new jobs since January 2013, representing nearly fifty percent of the yearly job creation across Canada
- Ledcor is beginning construction on the new $340M Royal Alberta Museum in downtown Edmonton, with completion scheduled for 2016
- Bear Hill Brewing is opening a craft distillery to complement its brewpub in Fort McMurray, and in September 2014 the company is opening Last Best Brewing and Distilling in Calgary
- The City of Airdrie has voted to proceed with construction of the new Williamstown Fire Hall
- The Bank of Montreal has opened a new $1M full service branch in Kingsview Market, the second branch for the City of Airdrie
- The Government of Alberta is building three new schools in Edmonton and also expanding a high school to alleviate overcrowding
- The Government of Alberta is investing in the education sector in Calgary with recent announcements for 10 new school projects, the modernization of one school, and the transformation of buildings at Stampede Park into the Calgary Arts Academy
- Safeway Canada has hired 66 employees for its new location at the Lloydminster Mall, in Lloydminster
- The Paul First Nation and Focus Equities are joining together to build and operate a $1B natural gas-fired power plant, called the Great Spirit Power Project, located east of Edmonton
- The Town of Blackfalds is hiring staff for the new Abbey Centre recreation facility in preparation for the March 7, 2014 opening
- Canadian University College, based in Lacombe, will be offering a nursing program to its students after an agreement was signed with Red Deer College
- The City of Edmonton has approved $500,000 for improvements to Commonwealth Stadium in preparation for upcoming world soccer matches in 2014-15
- Releaf Inc. will be hiring up to 20 staff for a new medical marijuana greenhouse and processing facility in Mountain View County
- The Province of Alberta is set to receive $1.03B in new health care spending in 2014-15 under the Canada Health Transfer program
- The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton has received $646,830 from the Government of Canada for new prototyping equipment that will benefit manufacturing businesses
- Based on a strong start to the season, The Petroleum Services Association of Canada is forecasting an increase in drilling activity in central Alberta for 2014
- ATCO Pipelines is spending $700M to replace the urban pipeline networks in Edmonton and Calgary, with work starting in the fall or winter of 2014
- The Province of Alberta is providing $5M to improve mental health services for vulnerable children, including the hiring of additional nurses, therapists and psychiatrists
- The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo has reached an agreement with the Province of Alberta to exchange land and improve road infrastructure in the region
- A wide range of new retail stores, expected to open in the fall of 2014, have been announced for The Shops at Boudreau in St. Albert
- Calgary Economic Development is developing a $22.8M film studio and permanent sound stage in the Calgary area
- Walmart Canada is building a second distribution centre near Balzac as part of a $500M national expansion plan
- The University of Lethbridge has launched the Canadian Centre for Research in Advanced Fluorine Technologies as a research hub for scientists, students and industry
- Inter Pipeline will be spending $1.3B in 2014 across Alberta on expansion of its oil pipeline system and natural gas extraction facilities
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