Project Manager

NOC #13100

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary diploma
  • Average salary $68,000 to $120,000

Career profile

Project managers drive business success through efficient project execution. Their primary responsibility is to meticulously analyze and orchestrate various aspects of a project, including scheduling, timelines, procurement, staffing, and budget management. They possess the leadership skills required to oversee technical staff and delegate tasks as necessary to ensure the project’s success.

Project managers communicate with internal and external stakeholders to determine project requirements and objectives and are responsible for:

  • developing or updating project plans
  • identifying project needs
  • reviewing or selecting vendors and consultants
  • monitoring costs
  • identifying risks
  • monitoring project milestones and deliverables
  • working with the project team to identify and resolve problems
Exploration and production, Pipelines, Oil and gas services, Oil sands, Offshore, Engineering, design and procurement, Construction, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation, activities may include:

  • Developing detailed project plans
  • Managing information technology projects or system activities
  • Participating in staffing decisions
  • Assigning duties or work schedules to employees
  • Collaborating with others to resolve information technology issues
  • Coordinating resource procurement activities
  • Developing operating strategies, plans, or procedures
  • Discussing business strategies, practices, or policies with managers
  • Gathering organizational performance information
  • Managing construction activities


  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in business or public administration is usually required.


  • Project management certification may be required by some employers.

  • Minimal or no travel required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding
  • Clerical
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Understanding Risk
  • Transportation
  • Data Entry
  • Managing Material Resources
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion
  • Attention to Detail