Job description Construction Manager in Canada

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "construction manager" was moved from the group Construction managers (NOC 0711) to the group Construction managers (NOC 70010).

Find out what work is like for a construction manager in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Construction managers (NOC 70010).

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

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

Related occupations

Source National Occupational Classification

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