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Date:  May 25, 2023

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Superintendent - Nuclear Island

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Position Overview
As part of an alliance agreement Aecon Nuclear has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation to support the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). In 2023 Aecon will support the validation phase design, procurement, early site preparation and site mobilization scope for the Construction of the Unit 1 Small Modular Reactor at the Darlington site.

Reporting to the responsible Construction Manager, this role will support work within the DNNP Nuclear Island including the Reactor Building overall construction scope including containment, equipment, Reactor Pressure Vessel and interface with other areas. During the validation phase the Superintendent will assist in the construction planning and reviews. In execution they will be responsible for the supervision, coordination and scheduling of construction activities for multiple scopes of work in compliance with the contract and the job cost estimate and ensures all the work is completed safely to acceptable standards of quality and workmanship. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Accountable for work planning and execution on the project including methods of construction, manpower levels, materials, tools & equipment, rentals and work schedules
  • Ensure alignment and partnering with the alliance partners.
  • Monitor and review Plans/Schedules and identify risks, and issues
  • Utilize project master schedule to create detailed look ahead schedules for General Foreman.
  • Responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of safety, quality and human performance programs
  • Ensures that Aecon policies and project procedures are being adhered to and followed by project personnel
  • Monitor and manage risks, develop recovery strategies when project schedule or budget are in jeopardy.
  • Assume responsibility for productivity of direct hire trade labour and subcontractors, efficient use of materials and tools & equipment and contractual performance of the project
  • Understanding and support of applicable trade agreements. 
  • Application of home company discipline policies and appropriate escalation of performance concerns to Construction Manager
  • Ensure trades personnel complete all necessary training in areas of safety, quality assurance, technical qualifications, equipment operation and owner specified requirements.
  • Review and provide support in the creation of Construction Work Packages
  • Ensure project is constructed in compliance with drawings, specifications, Construction Work Packages and project schedule and budget
  • Interface with client representatives, design engineers, consultants, other contractors, etc.
  • Ensure project is constructed in accordance with QA Programs and project quality
  • Other duties as required or assigned

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform regular field tours to check work progress and meet with project site personnel.
  • Carry out site safety inspections.
  • Participate in company-wide initiatives aimed at overall continuous improvement

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Review and approve timesheets, expense reports, vacation requests, and training requests, within Limits of Authority.
  • Responsible for performance management of all direct-report employees, including: coaching/mentoring, assistance with career planning and training, preparation of yearly and mid-year performance reviews
  • Ensure all project staff and direct reports understand and comply with applicable code of conduct policies (Aecon and customer policy)

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years Mechanical or Electrical construction and subcontractor supervision experience
  • 2 years nuclear construction experience is an asset
  • Knowledge of all aspects of construction such as; technology, equipment, methods, trade agreements and jurisdiction, engineering, cost control, scheduling and safety requirements
  • Must understand how to support a positive Nuclear Safety Culture.
  • Experience in managing complex Nuclear construction projects
  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings, blue prints and specifications
  • Must have a full appreciation of the importance of Quality Assurance Programs and their significance to the nuclear industry


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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