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Date:  Feb 24, 2024

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Construction Safety Trainer

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


What is the Opportunity?

As part of an alliance agreement, Aecon Nuclear has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation to support the construction of Canada’s first Small Modular Reactor on the SMR-X Project. Beginning 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.


The Trainer reports to the Training Manager and is responsible for supporting the development, delivery, evaluation, and on-going management of the training programs common to SMR-X project. The individual works with project teams to identify training needs, plan, coordinate and deliver the established core training programs as required by the Project Training Plan, onboarding and training department, project, client and legislative requirements. 


What You'll Do Here:

  • Responsible for training project employees on a variety of project and Safety related programs such as, Work at Heights, Heavy Equipment Operation, Hoisting and Rigging, Confined Space Entry, First Aid, Elevating Work Platform, Forklift Operation, Human Performance, Supervisor etc.  This training will include all relevant tracking and documentation required for each program
  • Provide timely feedback to management and supervisors in regard to employee competency as it relates to the training programs provided
  • Participate in training team meetings and training-related projects such as the development of new training courses and programs
  • Promote a positive safety culture that supports continuous improvement through active communication, participation and development of skills
  • Support project specific conventional safety and environmental management plans and procedures including; inspections, audits, observation and coaching
  • Support Human Performance program activities and act as an advocate for Human Performance
  • Technical resource for jurisdictional Occupational Health & Safety Acts, Regulations and applicable standards
  • Other duties as assigned


What You Bring to the Table:

  • Relevant Post-Secondary education or equivalent experience in the Training, Construction, and Health and Safety fields
  • Experience in New Build Construction as asset
  • A working knowledge of Provincial OHS Legislation including construction and industrial regulations
  • Experience in facilitating or training large groups using adult education practices and principles (e.g., ADDIE, adult learning theory) an asset
  • Experience with Human Performance programs considered an asset.
  • Train the Trainer Qualifications in programs such as Work at Heights, Confined Space Entry. WHMIS, First Aid, etc., considered an asset
  • A designation such as NCSO would be considered an asset
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Health and Safety and training/facilitating within the construction industry is considered an asset
  • Minimum 5 years in implementing and monitoring construction health and safety programs is considered an asset
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office to develop, adjust and manage training programs and develop reports or presentations as required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, inspire and positively influence behaviour
  • A team player that accepts and can manage change regularly
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds and climb ladders, if required
  • Comfortable working in various work locations in both field and office


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.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.