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Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities

OaSIS code 00015.00

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.

Overview

Also known as

  • 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.

Additional information

  • There is mobility among senior management occupations.
  • Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources or in a particular product area.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Construction managers (70010)
  • Home building and renovation managers (70011)
  • Facility operation and maintenance managers (70012)
  • Managers in natural resources production and fishing (80010)
  • Manufacturing managers (90010)
  • Utilities managers (90011)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

0 – Legislative and senior management occupations

TEER

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

Unit group

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

Occupational profile

00015.00 – Senior managers - construction, transportation, production and utilities

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Analyzing Data or Information
5 - Highest Level
Coaching and Developing Others
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Coworkers
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
5 - Highest Level
Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
5 - Highest Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
5 - Very high amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Standing
Duration
1 - Very little time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
5 - Extremely important
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously

Workplaces/employers

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

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Categorization Flexibility
5 - Highest Level
Fluency of Ideas
5 - Highest Level
Information Ordering
5 - Highest Level
Mathematical Reasoning
5 - Highest Level
Memorizing
5 - Highest Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
5 - Highest Level
Critical Thinking
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
5 - Highest Level
Evaluation
5 - Highest Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
5 - Highest Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Analytical Thinking
5 - Extremely important
Attention to Detail
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Independence
5 - Extremely important
Leadership
5 - Extremely important