00015 – Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities

Broad Occupation Category

0 – Legislative and senior management occupations


0 - Management occupations.

Major Group

00 – Legislative and senior managers

Sub-major group

000 – Legislative and senior managers

Minor group

0001 – Legislators and senior management

Senior managers in construction, transportation, production and utilities plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with other members of a board of directors. They work in establishments throughout the following industries: fishing, forestry, logging and agriculture; mining, oil and gas extraction; construction; transportation and warehousing; printing; manufacturing; and utilities or they may own and operate their own business.

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Example Titles

  • Chief executive officer (CEO) - manufacturing company

  • Chief financial officer (CFO) - urban transit system

  • Executive vice-president - railway

  • Finance vice-president - mining company

  • Logging company corporate controller

  • Marketing vice-president - airline

  • Operations vice-president - electric power company

  • Petroleum production company regional vice-president

  • Publishing house general manager

  • Residential construction company president

  • Trucking company general manager

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Establish objectives for the company and formulate or approve policies and programs

  • Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions

  • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement company policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning

  • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff

  • Coordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments

  • Represent the company, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company, in negotiations or other official functions.

Employment Requirements

  • A university degree or college diploma in business administration, finance or other discipline related to the service provided is usually required.

  • Several years of experience as a middle manager in trade, broadcasting or other service are usually required.

  • Specialization in a particular functional area or service is possible through specific university or college training in that area or through previous experience.

  • Senior managers in finance usually require a professional accounting designation.