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Date:  Nov 24, 2022
Location: 

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Series Lead

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 has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement (RFR) project. The project involves refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station and consists of two phases – a Definition Phase and an Execution Phase. The Definition Phase includes the construction of a full-scale reactor mock-up to simulate key elements of the refurbishment work, and the development, procurement and testing of specialized tooling required for the project. The Execution Phase involves refurbishment of the reactor cores using the tools and methods that were developed and tested during the Definition Phase.

 

The Series Lead is charged with the planning of the work for an entire series.  They are accountable to assure that the series is planned and that the technical and process requirements are well understood and documented by construction. They are a person of significant experience who has done the work in their series before.  They become an SME when they are on the shift supporting the efforts of the CSS. They report to the Integration Manager directly when they are not on shift and for the purposes of their function.  However, they report to the CSS directly when they are on shift.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

 

Under the general direction of the Area Manager, the Series Lead will assist in the planning, documentation preparation, coordination and scheduling of activities within their assigned series of work.   The Series Lead represents the primary interface across all project functions for their assigned series. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for development and management of detailed plans to implement select series’ of work within the FCFR, including development of detailed schedule, materials planning, logistic planning, and development of all documentation (procedures, work packages etc) required to implement the work
  • Coordinate with all required project (internal and external) resources to develop execution planning deliverables, including: construction supervision, technical staff, engineering, quality control, safety, human performance, sub-contractors, client stakeholders, etc. 
  • Responsible for providing updates on key metrics related to assigned Series, including schedule, Quality, Safety, issues and risks. 
  • Directly support the production training team in the development of training program, procedures, mock-up arrangements and training implementation approach
  • Directly support the implementation of training of work force alongside the training  team
  • Manage the “Series Readiness” process for assigned Series, including solicitation of acceptance from all appropriate stakeholders that readiness criteria have been achieved
  • Maintain excellent relationships with client, engineers, consultants, subcontractors and public
  • Responsible to ensure that all work is conducted in a safe manner in compliance with safety, quality and human performance policies.
  • Implement Joint Venture and Client policies and project procedures as required
  • Assist in developing recovery strategies when project schedule or budget are in jeopardy
  • Oversee and directly support work during execution phase, including monitoring for performance, provision of guidance to the field team, reporting to line management, leading problem solving efforts and development of adverse condition recovery plans
  • Ensure project is constructed in compliance with drawings, specifications, Construction Work Packages (CWPs), Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs) and project schedule and budget
  • Ensure the work is carried out in accordance with QA Programs and project quality guidelines

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate across all functions of the project as required to achieve Series goals
  • Directly supervise team members within the Series Team

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Education to include undergraduate degree in Engineering or technical college diploma or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.
  • 5-10 years experience in project execution
  • 2-5 years Project Management related experience 
  • Experience with coordinating/managing Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) work
  • Ability to successfully coordinate a construction project
  • Knowledge of all aspects of construction such as; technology, equipment, methods, trade agreements and jurisdiction, engineering, cost control, scheduling and safety requirements
  • Good communication, organizational and supervisory skills are essential
  • High proficiency in standard computer programs
  • Experience in preparation and delivery of project reports in writing and verbally, including presentation to various stakeholders

 

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • Operation within a budget assigned by the Area Manager, including regular review of cost performance with Project Controls and Project Management team
  • Fiscal responsibility as required by the Joint Venture agreement.

           

EXTENT OF PUBLIC CONTACT

  • Customers, suppliers, JV Partners
  • Project Managers, project personnel, estimating personnel
  • Trades execution team – supervision and field execution team members

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Various work locations in both field and office
  • Work inside the Nuclear facility, including within Zoned areas and Containment as necessary to plan and oversee the work,
  • Travel as necessary

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Due to the nature of work conducted by Aecon, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment.