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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 Saint John--St. Stephen 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|
|Saint John--St. Stephen Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-07-07|
Currently the chances of qualified Construction Managers finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area.
Employment opportunities for Construction Managers may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
According to the most recent (2006) Census, this is a medium occupational group with a labour force of 260.
According to the most recent Canadian Occupational Projections System (COPS) Forecast, the average annual employment growth rate for this occupation is below the average for all occupations in New Brunswick. Many of the jobs in this occupation can be found in these main industries: 1) Construction and 2) Manufacturing.
The Saint John construction industry has been impacted by the overall slow economic conditions. The industry will also be affected by the proposed cut in provincial government funding.
In Southwest New Brunswick there are many family owned businesses, and in many cases, the senior positions are held by family members. As well, senior manager positions may be filled internally from within the company by promoting experienced, qualified junior managers who have the knowledge of the company and their respective industry.
Almost all of the job opportunities will stem from the need to replace retiring workers. Management positions in the construction industry are not usually entry level positions and require extensive experience. Those individuals with proven managerial skills should have the best prospects of being hired.
For more information on Construction Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings and additional statistics), please click on one of the links below or select another option from the left sidebar. Date Published: 07/07/2011
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- Saint John will undertake a massive $230M project to overhaul its water system, which includes construction of a treatment plant and pipes. Work should start in 2015, with the system operational by 2018.
- Galbraith Construction of Saint John has been awarded a $1.1M contract to build a sewage lift station and complete the final phase of the city¿s harbour cleanup project. The cleanup has been underway for close to five years, and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2014.
- Plans for construction in Saint John of the deepwater marine terminal with a single-berth jetty to accommodate a single supertanker is being revised to a two-berth jetty terminal to accommodate two supertankers. The revised capital cost from the original $300M has not yet been calculated.
- Construction on the Best Western Premier Hotel and Suites Complex on the waterfront of St. Stephen is expected to begin this fall with completion anticipated for May 2014. The $15,000,000 development is being built on Budd Avenue across from the Garcelon Civic Center already under construction. The contractor for the design and construction of the hotel is Bird Construction.
- A contracter has been selected for construction of the Best Western Premier St. Stephen Hotel and Suites. Although the contract has not yet been finalized, it is hoped that construction will begin by the end of August.
- The town council has voted to adopt a general concept of a new arena with a walking track as well as renovations to repurpose the Rothesay Arena building. The project is estimated to cost $13M, and is scheduled to open during the 2014-2015 season.
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