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Date:  Apr 3, 2024

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Superintendent, 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 Superintendent

NOC: NOC 70010 – Construction managers

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: 4

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

Language: Must speak, read, and write in English


Key Responsibilities:

  • Will be in charge of the tunnel crew determining the tasks to be done, and by whom, directing and monitoring how work is performed, deciding on and scheduling hours of work, dealing directly with workers concerns, enforce procedures established to protect worker health and safety and directing resources to address health and safety concerns. 
  • Promote, lead and execute a Safety-First culture for all employees, sub-contractors and consultants in compliance with Site Specific Safety Plan and provincial occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Promote safety in all activities and engage in safe work plan development, hazard assessments, FLRAs and mentorship with crew.
  • Provide guidance to team members by leading safety meetings and inspections.
  • Coordinate and supervises the work of subordinate foremen by assisting them in solving problems encountered in work projects.
  • Direct Foremen on productivity issues and monitor the work performance, working with the Foreman and crews to overcome challenges.
  • Manage Foremen and hold them accountable for their responsibilities in administration and quality control. Assist the Foreman to translate drawings, specifications and work requirements into a prioritized work plan.
  • Contribute to the development of a construction plan.
  • Work with the Deputy Tunnel Manager/ Construction Manager to identify equipment and labour resource requirements, and to periodically reassess daily goals to meet forecasted production, schedules and budgets.
  • Support an inclusive employee relationship culture and is accountable for adherence to policies that ensure a respectful and inclusive work environment.
  • Build and maintain a strong functional team through instruction, training, coaching and team building.
  • Maintaining good housekeeping and keeping all escape routes clear within the TBM, tunnel and shaft bottom.
  • Supervision of tunnel logistics and optimize the interface between shaft and tunnel crew.
  • Supervision of works related to the extension of supply pipes, and ventilation ducts.
  • Responsible for proper installation/ extension of emergency walkway within the tunnel.
  • Maintaining the specified illumination within the tunnel according to the contractual levels.
  • Oversee the approval of daily production records and reporting on work progress, these include:
  • Record and report of violations or disciplinary actions.
  • Project specific forms/inspections/tracking as required.
  • Ensure work completed meets quality standards
  • Approving field log each day and ensuring submittal of field log for each Foreman is completed daily.
  • Reviewing field log with the Project manager/Leads to ensure accuracy of phase codes and reported items.



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 utilizing SEM/NATM techniques in shafts and tunnel with shotcrete support;
  • 2-3 years’ experience with drill & blast techniques in shaft and tunnel;
  • 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 Superintendents 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.


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