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Date:  Jul 17, 2022

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Legal & Commercial

Position Title:  Contracts Manager

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


Project Overview

The Steam Generator Replacement Team (SGRT) project is a fully integrated Joint Venture of Aecon, UECI and Framatome.  SGRT is a part of the Major Component Replacement project and includes the removal of the eight steam generators at Unit 6, 3, 4 and the installation of replacement steam generators with related plant modifications. This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064.


Work on Unit 6 is scheduled to reach substantial completion in Summer of 2022. Work on Unit 3 is scheduled to reach substantial completion in Winter of 2024. Work on Unit 4 is scheduled to reach substantial completion in Summer of 2026. In addition to the existing contracts, SGRT has a long-term Preferred Supplier Agreement for steam generator replacements at the plant’s remaining 3 units as part of the Bruce Major Component Replacement project.


Position Overview

Reporting directly to the SGRT Joint Venture Project Director with a dotted reporting line to the home company representative, the Contracts Manager is responsible for providing accurate and timely commercial advice, consistent with their education, training, and experience, all in accordance with home companies and Joint Venture Project requirements and policies.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Overall responsibility for Contracts and Subcontracts Management on the SGRT Joint Venture projects.
  • Supervise and provide support to SGRT Contract Management and Administration project personnel, ensuring that personnel are trained qualified and competent to perform their assigned tasks.
  • Review and negotiate commercial agreements, including requests for quotation, requests for proposals, confidentiality agreements, pre-bid agreements, purchase orders, subcontracts, contracts, consortium agreements, joint venture agreements and, having regard for their practical application and inherent risks, make recommendations to operating staff during the estimating, pre-award, construction, and post construction phases
  • Draft or amend Departmental contracts and commercial agreements
  • Prepare project specific contract administration manuals based on corporate template
  • Assist project staff with the interpretation and practical application of contract documents
  • Document significant events on Project
  • Assist in formation and administration of contracts with Subcontractors and ensure that required and relevant terms and conditions are flowed down to Subcontractors
  • Identify, document, and quantify changes in the Work and claims – with assistance from the project staff
  • Act as the point of contact to Client for contractual matters
  • Prepare, develop and manage timely contractual correspondence and notices in accordance with contractual requirements
  • Develop and maintain efficient systems and processes for identifying and capturing any potential commercial issues and changes
  • Maintain a current log of all issues and change orders for each contract
  • Ensure accurate issue files for all contractual/commercial issues are maintained for each contract
  • Liaise with and provide guidance on contract matters to Supervisor, other senior managers, and other team members
  • Provide presentations and workshops, as required by the Supervisor, to the employees with respect to contract administration including, corporate policies, procedures, and guidelines, change and delay management
  • Continuing education with respect to construction law
  • Contribute to the revision and maintenance of Operating Policies and Procedures
  • Obtain the assistance of the appropriate Legal department, as required
  • Manage import/export compliance requirements for the project, as required
  • Other duties as assigned either by the Project Director or the home office dotted reporting line


What You'll Bring to the Team:

  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity. 
  • 10 years’ experience in the industrial engineering, procurement, or construction industry
  • A Bachelor's degree with preference in Engineering or legal post-secondary education
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of construction law, negotiating and drafting construction contracts
  • Knowledge of project operations, policies, procedures, and strategic direction
  • Understanding of construction planning, scheduling and management
  • Experience dealing with labor obligations and their impact on the Project
  • Ability to grasp technical and commercial issues, understand how they fit within the contractual context, and develop appropriate written positions
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Knowledge and understanding of other software systems including Primavera P6 would be an asset
  • Good interpersonal and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Proactive, critical thinker
  • Experience in managing a commercial team
  • Good planning & time management skills
  • Good decision-making ability and negotiation skills


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 Act during any step of the application process please click here.