Job description General Manager - Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation And Construction in Alberta

Find out what work is like for a general manager - goods production, utilities, transportation and construction in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities (NOC 00015).

Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities


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.

Work week duration

Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities usually work more than 40 hours per week.
More than 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • 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.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Sitting

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Transportation and warehousing
  • Forestry, logging, fishing and agriculture
  • Construction
  • Printing
  • Manufacturing companies
  • Self-employed
  • Public utility services
  • Mining, oil and gas extraction

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

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  • 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

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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