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Date:  May 12, 2023

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Commercial Manager - DNNP

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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


Aecon is looking to hire a Commercial Director to support the commercial management of the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) new and existing nuclear projects for Ontario Power Generation Inc (the “Project”). Reporting to the Project Director for the Project, with a dotted reporting line to the Senior Legal Counsel, the Commercial Director will be responsible for Contracts & Risk Management for the DNNP project by ensuring that accurate and timely commercial advice, in accordance with Aecon Policies and Project requirements, is provided to the Nuclear BusinessProject.



  • Overall responsibility for Contracts Subcontracts & Risk Management of Aecon Nuclearfor the Projects.
  • Supervise and provide support to Contract Management and Administration project personnel, ensuring that personnel are trained qualified and competent to perform their assigned tasks.
  • Review and negotiate commercial agreements, including requests for quotation, requests for proposals, confidentiality agreements, pre-bid agreements, purchase orders, subcontracts, contracts, consortium agreements, joint venture agreements and, having regard for their practical application and inherent risks, make recommendations to operating staff during the estimating, pre-award, construction, and post construction phases relating to the Project.
  • Draft or amend Departmental Project contracts and commercial agreements.
  • Prepare project Project specific contract administration manuals based on corporate template.
  • Assist project staff with the interpretation and practical application of contract documents.
  • Document significant events on the Project.
  • Assist in formation and administration of contracts with Ssubcontractors and ensure that required and relevant terms and conditions are flowed down to Ssubcontractors.
  • Identify, document, and quantify changes in the Wwork and claims for the Project – with assistance from the project staff.
  • Act as the point of contact to with Ontario Power Generation Inc. (the “Client”) for contractual matters relating to the Project.
  • Prepare, develop and manage timely contractual correspondence and notices in accordance with contractual requirements.
  • Develop and maintain efficient systems and processes for identifying and capturing any potential commercial issues and changes.
  • Maintain a current log of all issues and change orders for Projecteach contract.
  • Ensure accurate issue files for all contractual/commercial issues are maintained for each contract.
  • Liaise with and provide guidance on contract matters to Supervisor, other senior managers, and other team members on the Project.
  • Provide presentations and workshops, as required by the Supervisor, to the employees with respect to contract administration including, corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines, change and delay management. 
  • Continuing education with respect to construction law.
  • Contribute to the revision and maintenance of Operating Policies and Procedures.
  • Obtain the assistance of the appropriate Legal department, as required.
  • Manage import/export compliance requirements for the project, as required.



  • Provide leadership to Commercial staff and direct reports on the Project.



  • 10 + years experience in the industrial engineering, procurement and construction industry
  • Experience in IPD projects.
  • Experience working in joint venture or alliance contract agreement preferred.
  • Technical or legal post-secondary education
  • Advanced knowledge of construction law, negotiating and drafting major construction contracts
  • Demonstrated experience managing professional and administrative staff
  • Sound knowledge of company operations and understanding of strategic direction
  • Knowledge of construction planning, scheduling and risk management.
  • Knowledge of contract administration procedures
  • Knowledge of Aecon Policy & Procedures
  • Knowledge of labour obligations and their impact on the corporation
  • Sound judgment and leadership skills
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Superior planning & time management skills
  • Superior decision making ability and negotiation skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
  • Working knowledge of CGC  – Contract Administration modules 



  • Exercise fiscal responsibility in accordance with Aecon Limits of Authority, policies and procedures



  • Customers, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Consulting Engineers and joint ventures
  • Project engineering and management staff, co-workers and peers
  • Industry associations



  • Travel to construction sites, affiliates’, customers’, subcontractors’ and suppliers’ offices
  • Domestic travel
  • Work under pressure of tight timelines



  • Due to the nature of work conducted by Aecon, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment.


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