Project Manager



Construction project managers play a key role on construction projects. They plan, schedule, organize, direct, control and evaluate activities on construction projects. Depending on the company they may be responsible for billion dollar projects.

Duties:

  • Plan, schedule, organize, direct, control and evaluate construction projects from start to finish
  • Handle project administration; including cost control, schedule
  • Prepare project budget estimates
  • Implement quality controls
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors
  • Negotiates revisions to contractual agreements

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving

Skills:

  • Effectively manage a team
  • Works well under pressure
  • Manage materials, equipment and tools
  • Work safely as a team, following written and oral directions
  • Read and interpret documents, work with numbers to perform calculations
  • Problem solving skills to provide solutions to challenges

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Education Requirements :

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) offers great courses for this profession
  • The Canadian Construction Association offers Gold Seal Courses for Project Managers
  • A university degree in civil engineering or a college diploma in construction technology may be required.
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Available Programs:

  • Dual Credit Programs

Program Description:

The program prepares students in the design and creation of infrastructure of bridges, airports and neighbourhood design, water supply systems, sewage disposal, residential layout and areas such as water management.  Students learn computer software; developments in highway design and building information modeling; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); municipal and building design; construction inspection, supervision and management; and field skills in surveying, and materials testing. You’ll work independently and in teams, produce a professional technology report by the end of the program.

Schools:

  • CARLTON UNIVERSITY-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • MCMASTER UNIVERISTY-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • RYERSON UNIVERSITY-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR-CIVIL ENGINEER
  • UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO-CIVIL ENGINEER

Program Description:

This program provides practical training for individuals whose want to advance their career in the construction industry and the management of construction projects in a wide variety of settings. Graduates can manage the total construction process effectively, from initial planning to program completion. The regular use of case studies throughout the program prepares graduates for a full range of situations that can emerge on construction job sites.

Schools:

  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE-CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • CENTENNIAL COLLEGE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • NUMBER COLLEGE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE-CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
  • Gold Seal Certification Courses


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Fewer than a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year.

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An astounding 97% of organizations believe project management is critical to business performance and organizational success.

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Project management is not just a job, it’s a life skill. project plans are used for everything, from moving house to planning a wedding.

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33% of projects fail because of a lack of involvement from senior management.

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What to Expect
Amal Issa

Project Manager

When I went into civil engineering at university I had this vision of working at the computer designing roads and bridges but the way it’s worked out has been amazing.  I actually don’t do any designing because as a project manager I’m part of the management team.  I don’t spend…
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Essentials Skills
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  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Measurements & Calculations
  • Job Task Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
Financial Expectation

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Education Roadmap

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Career ETA: 3 years

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PCL project manager fights to end cancer

2018-05-09
DCN News Service June 14, 2016 TORONTO —PCL Constructors Canada Inc. (Toronto) project manager Cory “One Punch” Raymond recently took part in a different kind of battle against cancer, taking home the coveted main event belt at the Fight To End Cancer (FTEC) black tie charity gala on June 4. The event was held at the Old Mill Toronto and brought together some of the city’s top executives and influencers, explains a release from PCL.

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Industry bands together to build affordable housing for homeless

2018-05-09
Angela Gismondi December 28, 2017 Thanks to support from a local construction consortium, a new affordable housing development in Toronto will help get homeless people off the street and into their own apartments. “We wanted to give back,” said Phil Rubinoff, former chair of the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), who spearheaded the idea. “St. Clare’s had a site and they needed an equity contribution to go forward

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