Job description Construction Manager near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a construction manager in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Construction managers (NOC 0711).

Construction managers


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.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • 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.

Job titles

  • commercial construction manager
  • industrial construction manager
  • project manager, construction
  • construction superintendent
  • general contractor
  • housing construction manager
  • pipeline construction manager
  • residential construction manager
  • construction manager

Related occupations

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