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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 Annapolis Valley 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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Annapolis Valley Region||2011-06-20|
Currently the chances of qualified Construction Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Management positions are more stable in the construction industry and tend to be filled from within and demand is typically higher during the summer months. In smaller construction companies, the construction management is usually done by the owner. Qualified personnel in this occupation need to keep pace with changing building codes and regulations, as well as new building materials and technologies.
The strength of the construction industry usually has a direct impact on the employment outlook for this occupation. The dollar value of construction projects in the Annapolis Valley (Annapolis, Kings and West Hants) was down considerably in 2010 (January-November) despite a continuing high volume of road, commercial, industrial and institutional projects (many continued from 2009). Some of the most significant projects included large big box developments concentrated in New Minas, a new health centre at CFB Greenwood ($25.4M), a new high school in Kentville along with significant school renovations, several new long term care facilities (Shannex/GEM Health Care), the Apple Dome ($13M), significant water treatment infrastructure building, and numerous road/paving projects including the continued work on Highway 101. While some developments were the result of government infrastructure funding, the outlook for 2011 continues to be positive as many projects that began in 2010 continued into 2011. The downturn in residential building over the past few years is also expected to pick up somewhat in 2011 as low interest rates, rising incomes, and moderate job growth encourage consumer spending and several large housing projects start to develop. The introduction of the Home Renovation Tax Credit in 2009 by the federal government helped generate some additional renovation work but has since been discontinued.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Construction Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Construction Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Feb 11 – Feb 15, 2013
- Berwick experienced a busy 2012 construction season in the downtown core, with the building of a new drugstore, property upgrades, and other commercial renovations
Week of Sep 17 – Sep 21, 2012
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