Date:  Sep 9, 2021

Breslau, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Foreperson

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 
Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects.  Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Foreperson to help us get there!

Reporting to the Superintendent or Construction Manager, the Foreperson will be responsible for ensuring that the Project is completed on schedule in compliance with the contract, and the job cost estimate and all the work is completed safely to acceptable standards of quality and workmanship.  


Key Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for, or assists the Superintendent in, the overall planning and scheduling to ensure that the Project is constructed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Monitors the overall progress of the project and takes corrective action where necessary.
  • Coordinates and monitors the three main functions – Administration, Engineering and Construction.
  • Represents the Company with the owner.
  • Ensures that the Superintendent is being advised of all extra work and claims
  • Responsible for implementing and monitoring of the Company’s Safety and Environment Policies and QC Plans.
  • Facilitates a safe work culture, is accountable for the safety of the crew and must understand the legal liability of the role; ensuring crew members apply the standards for safe working conditions and are fit for work each day.
  • Ensures that all functions and operations on the job are following local legislative requirements.
  • Directs and maintains discipline and morale of the project staff.
  • Ensures that Company policies and project procedures are being adhered to.
  • Ensures compliance with union agreements, if applicable.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Ensures new crew members are oriented to the job.
  • Assesses competency and capability of tradespersons; evaluating crew capability and benchmarking to others to ensure that the crew meets required levels of quality.
  • Communicates the job to and with the crew.
  • Assigns individual and crew tasks.
  • Coordinates on the job training for apprentices and facilitating mentoring of apprentices by journeymen.
  • Identifies other training needs for the crew and facilitating delivery of that training.
  • Sets and maintains work standards and outlining behavioral expectations to ensure crew morale and productivity.
  • Promotes, supports, and facilitates teamwork and harmony between all construction crews by promoting and fostering a positive, visible teamwork attitude among all project crews, regardless of craft makeup.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Technical school background or at least five years of construction experience.
  • Experience in Pipeline Distribution work or Telecommunications work 
  • GPI (Gas Pipeline Inspector) certification considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Required: walking, lifting, operating equipment, etc.
  • Ability to carry drawings and diaries as required.
  • Ability to use stairs, ladders and climb over rough terrain.
  • Ability to work long hours per day in sometimes rough weather conditions.


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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