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Date:  Feb 10, 2024

Calgary, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Materials Testing Coordinator

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 responsibility 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!


What is the Opportunity?  

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil West is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Alberta Transportation has awarded Aecon with a $595 million contract for the Deerfoot Trail Improvements project, located in Calgary, Alberta. Construction will consist of seven new bridges, additional lanes, and improvements to ramps and interchanges. Construction is scheduled for completion by fall of 2027.


Aecon is seeking a Materials Testing Coordinator to join our team for our Calgary, Alberta Deerfoot Trail Improvement project. We are interested in Engineers or Technologists with a minimum of 3 years of laboratory and field-testing experience. Advanced experience in lab testing of construction materials such as asphalt, aggregates, concrete and soils is an asset. Preferred candidates will have an understanding of typical testing protocols required for MTO contracts and Geotechnical investigations.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Become CCIL certified in aggregates and concrete.
  • Prepare materials reports for submission to clients including evaluating materials for use on construction projects.
  • Perform material testing and evaluation for construction projects, including but not limited to asphalt, aggregate, soils and concrete.
  • Use field testing equipment including Dynaflect pavement deflectometer, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), light weight deflectometer, nuclear densometer, concrete air meter and slump cones and other field equipment as applicable.  Accurate collection, analysis and summarization of data
  • Assistance and preparation of reports for asphalt, aggregate and concrete field samples.
  • Assisting and evaluation of pavement designs and geotechnical investigations
  • Maintain daily checklists, quality control reports and quality systems compliance.
  • Assists in equipment management / control / maintenance / certification.
  • Follow all Aecon Health & Safety policies and procedures.
  • Reviews / tracks / summarizes Quality Control non-conformances and ensures appropriate follow-up.
  • Ensures the safe / organized status of materials and equipment in laboratory.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Post-secondary education in Civil Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Civil Engineering or relevant Engineering program is an asset.
  • Experience in the field testing of construction materials is an asset.
  • Experience in lab testing for hot mix, aggregates, soils and concrete are required.
  • Experience in advanced lab testing for aggregates and concrete is an asset.
  • Thorough understanding of Alberta material testing requirements, ASTM, AASHTO and CSA procedures
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Proven people and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals. 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skill


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.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA during any step of the application process please click here.