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Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Foreman, Tunnel

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 responsibly 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!


Company operating name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business legal name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business address: 20 Carlson Court, Suite 105 Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6  

Title of position: Tunnel Foreman

NOC: 72021 – Contractors and supervisors, heavy equipment operator crews

Location of Work: Bowmanville, Ontario and across Canada  

Office Location: Work is located at 1 Holt Road South, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 3Z8 and other offices in the Greater Toronto Area

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent position

Employment Conditions: Day, Morning, Evening, Rotational Shift Work

Start Date: As soon as possible

Number of positions: 3

Travel Requirements: Travel will be required to Aecon’s sites throughout Canada

Language: Must speak, read, and write in English


Key Responsibilities

  • Drive quality, efficiency and productivity of work crews; and will document reporting of and maintaining in good repair all company owned and rented tools, equipment and assets.
  • Is responsible for scheduling, co-ordinating and supervising the work of all site operatives, ensuring that all work is delivered safely on time and within budget along with managing equipment and materials required.
  • Accurately record and communicate the hours worked and operational issues.
  • Operate and promote safe working on site.
  • Ensure all works are carried out in line with approved method statements.
  • Conduct and amend risk assessments and deliver toolbox talks/briefings.
  • Ensure site personnel have job relevant training requirements which is entered on site personnel training register.
  • Lead by example to others on site.
  • Ensure workers complete all required documentation.
  • Track and document daily work productions.
  • Equipment and materials management.
  • Assist the TBM Superintendent in promoting communication throughout the tunnel team.
  • Responsible for supervising TBM Operators who maintain the line and grade of the tunnel according to the tunnelling guidance system.
  • Ensure TBM operators maintain the designed parameters of the TBM, face pressures and operate within manufacturers' guidelines and approved methods.
  • Responsible for supervising the erector operator who will erect segmental lining according to the building tolerance specified in the contract.
  • Responsible for implementing the annular grouting procedure behind the segmental lining. Secondary grouting as required.


Required Knowledge and Skills


  • Secondary School or equivalent;
  • practical training, classroom or simulation; and
  • working knowledge of English.


Work experience

  • Familiarity with OSHA and aware of the meaning of ‘Supervisor’ under OSHA;
  • MOL’s required basic supervisory safety awareness training;
  • 2-3 years experience with Tunnel Boring Machine operations.
  • 2-3 years experience with Slurry TBM.
  • 2-3 years experience in tunneling with concrete segment lining, 6.0 m. diameter.
  • 2-3 years’ experience with Herrenknecht equipment.


Compensation and Benefits

  • $53 per hour. Shift workers will receive a shift premium in addition to their regular hourly rate. Employees/Tunnel Foremen will be required to become members of Labourers International Union of North America, Local 183.  (Monthly Membership Dues are $35.00 and Working Dues are 3% of Gross earnings)
  • 37.5 hours/week and subject to overtime
  • Employees/Members of Local 183 receive Vacation & Statutory Holiday Pay, Health & Welfare Benefits, Pension etc. for a Total Wage Package of $76.55 per hour (not including Supervisor Premium)


Working Conditions and Environment

  • Primary work location at 1 Holt Road South, Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 3Z8 with work and travel required throughout Ontario
  • Project, training and business-related travel may be required.
  • Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
  • Relocation within Canada may be required. Relocation costs covered by employer


Contact Information and How to Apply:

Mail: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6

Telephone: 416-297-2600

Fax: 403-695-3090




Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.


Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.


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.

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