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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.
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- 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|
|Alberta||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be good for Engineering Managers (NOC 0211) in Alberta. Compared with all other occupations, more job openings are expected in this occupation as a result of workers retiring.
According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in Alberta was 47 years and 25% of workers were 55 years old and older. Also, according to the Labour Force Survey, approximately 3,500 people worked in this occupation in 2013.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Athabasca--Grande Prairie--Peace River Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Banff--Jasper--Rocky Mountain House Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Calgary Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Edmonton Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
|Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Red Deer Region||(Undetermined)||2014-05-22|
|Wood Buffalo--Cold Lake Region||(3 of 3 stars)||2014-05-22|
Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
- July 2014 | (PDF, 765 KB)
- June 2014 | (PDF, 641 KB)
- May 2014 | (PDF, 602 KB)
- April 2014 | (PDF, 669 KB)
- March 2014 | (PDF, 600 KB)
- February 2014 | (PDF, 610 KB)
- January 2014 | (PDF, 662 KB)
- Annual Edition 2013 | (PDF, 226 KB) new
- 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 Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
- The City of Airdrie has seen a population increase to almost 55,000 residents in the latest census, which has helped with attracting an increasing number of bigger businesses to the region
- The Town of Bonnyville estimates that its "shadow population", which consists of local employees who reside in Bonnyville but declare a permanent address outside of the town, is hovering around 10% growth since 2013
- The Town of High River and the Government of Alberta have developed a long-term flood recovery plan for the area, with funding in place until September 2018
- Rental availability has increased in the Didsbury area as homeowners are choosing to rent their properties while they wait for house prices to recover from recent slumps in the market
- Marshalls, a U.S. retailer which sells discounted fashions, has hired up to 60 part-time and full-time employees for the recently opened Calgary store
- The County of Grande Prairie has added a seasonal employee to perform hazard assessments as part of the Wild Fire mitigation plan for the county
- A retail development in the west part of Grande Prairie is anticipating the arrival of Old Navy, Urban Barn, Gap and other outlets by the fall of 2014
- FMC Technologies and Earl's Kitchen and Bar are holding job fairs in Grande Prairie during early September 2014
- The Sprung business park, a temporary facility designed to house flood affected businesses from the Town of High River, closed on August 19, 2014. Some of the former tenants are relocating and others are temporarily ceasing operations.
- The Village of Dewberry is building a new community hall in the fall of 2014, with assistance from the Government of Alberta, through the Community Facility Enhancement Program
- Mountain View County council has approved a financing bylaw that will fund the construction phase of the Sundre seniors' lodge project
- Telus is planning to connect 90% of the homes and businesses to fiber-optic cable in the Town of Peace River, with completion expected before the winter of 2015
- Calgary home builders are expecting that 2014 will be the busiest construction year since the boom in 2006, even though there is a shortage of framing carpenters in the region
- The Town of Whitecourt is launching a public transit system on September 2, 2014 as a one-year pilot project
- Lethbridge City Council has approved an additional $55M to add a field house and fitness centre to the new leisure centre complex currently under construction
- Keyano College in Fort McMurray has launched a program in non-destructive testing, in partnership with the Acuren Group. Program graduates will be eligible for employment with Acuren as testing technicians.
- The Government of Alberta is soliciting bids from developers for the Parsons Creek Continuing Care Facility project in Fort McMurray
- The Mikisew Cree First Nation and construction firm, Heavy North, have formed a limited partnership called Mikisew North, to pursue opportunities in the oil sands construction sector
- Cold Lake Lodge has received a combined $6.8M from the provincial and federal governements for renovations to 58 existing units and for the addition of 18 new units. Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2015.
- AltaLink is upgrading the transmission line and building a new Johnson substation northwest of Didsbury, following recent approvals from the Alberta Utilities Commission
- A near zero rental vacancy rate in Canmore is resulting in staff shortages and service reductions at some area restaurants
- The Village of Rockyford is spending $480,000 to upgrade and repair the infrastructure and electrical systems at its water treatment plant
- Autobody repair shops and home repair businesses in the Airdrie area are experiencing a spike in demand following widespread hail storms in early August that caused an estimated $25M in property damage
- Ivanhoé Cambridge is spending over $60M to relocate and expand the food court at CrossIron Mills, located north of Calgary. Construction activity, which will result in additional retail space at the mall, is expected to start in January 2015.
- The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved the construction of two natural gas-fired electrical generating plants for the Genesee site located southwest of Stony Plain
- Tiddlee Winx 'n' Stuff toy shop in Whitecourt closed its doors on July 25, 2014, after 10 years in business
- A Sobeys store in downtown Edmonton closed its doors on July 31, 2014
- Calgary has seen an 18% increase in luxury home sales since last year. So far this year, 542 homes over $1M have sold in the city, compared to 727 for all of 2013.
- Rancher's Beef, a beef plant near Balzac which was shut down in 2007, has been purchased and will reopen under the name Harmony Beef. Harmony will be investing nearly $20M in retrofits to the plant and expects to be soliciting contracts by Sept 1.
- Yogurty is expanding into western Canada by purchasing six restaurants from Twisted Yogurt in the Edmonton Area. The company has also opened new locations in Calgary and Grande Prairie.
- Hilton has opened its first Home2 Suites in Canada, at the former Mayfield Inn site in Edmonton. The 127-suite hotel is aimed at guests who are planning extended stays.
- Burrow, a coffee shop and eatery, will be opening underground in Edmonton's Central LRT station on September 15, 2014. The shop is only 250 sq.-ft., but hopes to take advantage of the 17,000 people that pass by every day.
- The Federal Government is providing funding of $241M for a new transit garage and a new fleet of natural gas buses in Calgary
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