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Date:  May 25, 2023

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Construction Manager - Nuclear Island

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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!  


Position Overview

As part of an alliance agreement Aecon Nuclear has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation to support the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). In 2023 Aecon will support the validation phase design, procurement, early site preparation and site mobilization scope for the Construction of the Unit 1 Small Modular Reactor at the Darlington site.

Reporting to the Senior Construction Director, the Construction Manager will support work within the DNNP Nuclear Island including the Reactor Building overall construction scope including containment, equipment Reactor Pressure Vessel and interface with other areas. During the validation phase the Construction Manager will assist in the construction planning and reviews. In execution they will direct, coordinate, and exercise construction functional authority on Safety, Quality, Schedule and Cost for planning, organization, control, integration, and execution from engineering, procurement and construction requirements for the scope of future new Nuclear projects.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Be involved and proactive at the early development and validation stage of the project. This includes design contractibility review, site early preparation and mobilization plan, layout sequence optimization, modular fabrication shop to site sequence all in close cooperation with the project Alliance key partners 
  • Plans and implements a construction program, including defining the project plan, activities, milestones, and manpower requirements.
  • Provides direction and input to the project schedule and budget and understanding the interfaces to Construction from Engineering and Procurement.
  • Ensure Aecon Nuclear projects are staffed with competent and qualified trades (including trades leadership) resources to meet Project execution needs.
  • Maintain strong relationships with building trade unions.
  • Accountable for OSHA on all site safety and human performance issues, and for collaborating with the project Safety Leader
  • Maintain a positive relationship with client construction counterpart 
  • Accountable for ensuring all project execution resources have received the required training
  • Support in the resolution of labour disputes through collaboration with EPSCA and Aecon Labour Relations Manager
  • Supports in preparation and delivery of project deliverables, design documents, advanced/construction work pack correlation, modularization, and system handover strategies etc.
  • Reviews project design for compliance with construction based engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
  • Advises on construction related activities relating to technical developments, scheduling and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Working knowledge of Construction Work Packages.
  • Provides input to procurement activities including validation of material specifications, preparation of purchase requisitions, material tracking and ensuring traceability of materials when installed in the field.
  • Active involvement in quality assurance with regards to understating and implementing policies and procedures.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity. 
  • Minimum of 10 years construction and subcontractor supervision experience
  • 3 years nuclear construction experience is an asset
  • Due to the nature of work conducted by Aecon, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Extensive knowledge of self-perform trades work, estimating and employee relations required. 
  • Requires proficient trades union relations management skills, and a solid understanding of union agreements applicable to the work 
  • Knowledge of all aspects of construction such as; technology, equipment, methods, trade agreements and jurisdiction, engineering, cost control, scheduling and safety requirements 
  • Must understand how to support a positive Nuclear Safety Culture. 
  • Must have a full appreciation of the importance of Quality Assurance Programs and their significance to the nuclear industry 


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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