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Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Project Controls Director

I. Position Overview
Aecon Nuclear has been supporting nuclear work in Ontario since 1967. With $4.5 billion of project work and significant pipeline, we have positioning ourselves to grow along with the nuclear sector. The role of the Director of Project Controls will report into the Senior Director, Project Controls. This role will support Project Controls across all of Aecon Nuclear supporting projects both in Canada and internationally.

II. Key Responsibilities
Project Controls Systems, Tools & Strategy
Responsible for the strategic management of the project controls function for assigned business and/or project(s)
Supports the development of the organization’s strategy, policies, guidelines and procedures related to the Project Controls function
Develop and implement project controls policies, processes and procedures to ensure contract compliance and ensure timely and accurate project controls reporting and forecasting
Supports the development of ERP solutions and processes appropriate to the assigned business / project(s) / organization
Advise on project controls strategy for successful project execution
Lead development of lessons learned and development/implementation of procedures, tools and processes
Collaborate with other departments on continuous improvement initiatives

Project Setup
Lead all project set-up activities from a project controls perspective, as a key partner to Project Managers, Vice Presidents, and Operations Teams
Provide commercial and technical expertise and input on tenders, proposals and contracts to ensure all commercial terms and project control requirements are considered during project set up / implementation with key consideration to JV Project Control issues
Develop cost control plans to determine total costs and returns expected from the project. Ensure all stages are monitored against agreed plans and project costs are managed efficiently and effectively with the objective of ensuring delivery of projects within assigned scope
Develop and implement the Earned Value Management (EVM) and Change Management programs to measure project performance, identify variances in project delivery in terms of work performed versus work planned, costs, schedule control and forecasting

Progress Tracking & Risk Management
Provides executive leadership (Aecon and/or JV partners) with timely, consolidated reports on all elements of project controls including identification of critical project issues and risks, and suggested corrective actions
Accountable for maintaining the risk register and risk analysis/assessment/reporting

People Management
Manage and lead a team of Project Controls staff on assigned projects, including change, scheduling, cost control and document management
Lead the development of training, competency profiles and career development of Project Controls staff, including those at the management level

III. Required Knowledge and Experience
Undergraduate degree in Business or Engineering, or equivalent 
Minimum of 10 years industry experience in project controls management positions across all project phases
Proven ability and experience effectively managing Project Controls function at a Senior Leadership level in a complex, major project, Joint Venture environments with major Engineering or Contracting organization
Experience working in Joint Ventures with international partners  
Skilled in claims avoidance, mitigation, management and optimization including negotiations and substantiating cost and schedule impact on major projects of a complex nature
Experienced in various procurement methods including Design Build and Bid Build in both lump sum or unit rate arrangement
Thorough knowledge in the design and implementation of Earned Value Management systems on complex projects, under all commercial formats including fixed price contracts, with demanding client reporting requirements
Exceptional forecasting and financial analysis and/or Project Control experience including planning, scheduling, financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, and estimating
Effective interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to clearly identify and articulate risks, issues and opportunities to Senior Leadership at the Aecon and/or JV level 
Proven ability to identify and solve complex issues using sound judgment, critical thinking and innovative solutions
Proven ability to influence and command the respect of Executives and JV Partners on Project Control matters
Excellent analytical, organizational and presentation skills
Proven effective people leadership skills
Ability to liaise with internal and external legal counsel and experts
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
Knowledge of SAP and Primavera P6


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