Date:  Jan 3, 2021

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Lead Planner

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



Position Overview
Since 1967, we have proudly served Ontario’s nuclear industry. Aecon Nuclear aims to be the partner-of-choice for key nuclear clients and our dedication to excellence is leading us there. Aecon Nuclear provides a full spectrum of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services, in addition to maintenance and manufacturing services tailored to meet the demanding requirements of the nuclear power industry.


The joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon (operating as CanAtom) has been awarded multiple contracts with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Refurbishment scopes of work. The projects involve refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station, turbine generator refurbishment, and other infrastructure improvement projects throughout the site.  The contracts also include a long-term master service agreement for miscellaneous capital and maintenance projects at Darlington and Pickering Generating Stations.


The Lead Planner is responsible for planning all construction activities in detail.   


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the project schedule staff.
  • Actively participate in an effective safety program.
  • Work closely with the Project Superintendents, Craft Superintendents, Procurement personnel, Cost Coordinators, Schedulers, QA/QC personnel, and Safety personnel for development of planned activities.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduling and planning meetings.
  • Provide plans in a neat, clear, and easy to understand schedule so each craft or crew knows what to they are to do.
  • Continuously work to keep plan ahead of craft and crew field activity by at least three weeks.
  • Plan construction work activities in detail; i.e., down to the “last nut, bolt and washer”.
  • Advise management of risks that may affect project profit, costs, schedules, and client relations.
  • Help determine size and rating of construction equipment.
  • Help coordinate access requirements such as scaffolding, stairways, man lifts, etc.
  • Work with cost engineer to determine quantities and installation units to be installed by each craft and crew on a daily/weekly basis and provides feedback on productivity to the Foreman and Superintendents.
  • Help coordinate activities of each craft by each crew.
  • Help coordinate and maximize the use of construction equipment and specialty tools. 
  • Help coordinate activities between crafts, Owner, and sub-contractors to avoid interferences with scheduled work.  
  • Establish and maintain communications to ensure accurate and timely flow of information.
  • Work with procurement to identify, locate, gather and distribute all equipment and materials on a daily/weekly basis.  Procurement personnel shall bag, tag and palletize all materials where appropriate. 
  • Work closely with Procurement to track, on a daily basis, all incoming deliveries of major equipment, engineered components, materials, as well as bulk commodities. 
  • Assemble work packages which provide all drawings, documentation, specifications, materials list (BOM), equipment requirements, scaffold plans, lift procedures, special safety requirements (i.e. confined space), and the sequence of events to ensure all of the pre-installation work is complete and ready for each Foreman to begin work.  Documentation shall include, but not be limited to, sizes and weights (if applicable), QA/QC requirements, witness points, hold points etc. 
  • Work with field construction coordinators and designers to get all design questions answered up front prior to starting installation of specific activities.
  • Continuously perform value engineering to improve the installation and reduce cost. 


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Proficient in managing and directing people.
  • Demonstrated communication skills (both written and verbal).
  • Well established computer skills including use of Microsoft Office products and corporate standards for cost, schedule, and project administration systems.        
  • 15 to 20 years industry experience on similar projects.
  • 8 to 12 years' experience in Project Controls.
  • Capable of obtaining security clearance at OPG.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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