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Date:  May 20, 2024

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Engineer, Welding

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!


About Us 

Aecon is Canada’s largest nuclear constructor currently employing 2000+ highly skilled workers.  As an industry leader with 50 years of the successful history of building nuclear infrastructure, 413 approved Canadian supplier base, and 300+ qualified nuclear procedures, Aecon is well-positioned for the development and construction of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs). Aecon's reputation for reliability, safety, and performance has made us a preferred Canadian top-tier contractor and a partner of choice. Aecon offers an unparalleled depth of expertise and a comprehensive capability that can be called upon to deliver an integrated solution to virtually any construction challenge.    


Aecon Nuclear currently is undertaking efforts to replace key components at the Darlington and Bruce Power plants as a part of each respective Life Extension Program to allow operation for another 40+ years. The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, feeders, and steam generators as well as technical development, construction management and trade labour.

Aecon Nuclear is also currently at the forefront of the next generation of Nuclear Power in Canada developing the construction plan and manufacturing details for the new SMR facility in Darlington, new build CANDU reactors among other exciting nuclear industry efforts.


The COE Welding Engineer position supports the welding initiatives of the Aecon Nuclear Centre of Excellence (COE) department.  This department is responsible for three basic areas critical to welding within the company:
1.    Developing, administering, and maintaining the welding program at a corporate level
2.    Supporting new and in process project activities
3.    Performing R&D, proposal work and supporting business development/proposals initiatives

Staying at the forefront of welding technology is key to ensuring that Aecon welding activities maintain the high level of quality that is required in the nuclear industry.  Additionally, ensuring that Aecon leverages the latest available technologies to remain competitive in the marketplace will provide further confidence and opportunities for future business development.  The welding center of excellence is a self-managed department which operates as a dedicated body within Aecon to be able to provide internal welding services to Aecon, as well as contract services to external customers.


What You'll Do Here 
•    Oversee technical aspects of projects and initiatives undertaken by the welding COE department
•    Provide support with development of detailed, resource-loaded schedules
•    Assist in developing, troubleshooting, designing, testing and training with various types of welding processes and pieces of equipment
•    Assist with Aecon Nuclear welding school activities and classes (theoretical and hands on)
•    Tracking the day-to-day operations within the COE welding facility with respect to deliverable obligations
•    Support of contract proposal efforts and review of customer supplied technical data
•    Assist with the set-up of project accounting systems and monitoring of project execution (cost codes, job cost processing procedures, project rules of credit)
•    Generate project status reports for internal management and for customers as required

•    Manage resource loading of COE welding equipment and personnel


What You Bring To The Team

•    College and/or University degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience, specifically mechanical, materials, mechatronics, welding & robotics and other such technical programs with an emphasis on welding.
•    Minimum 2 years of industry welding, or manufacturing experience
•    Practical hands on experience with manufacturing tools and welding is an asset
•    Familiar with welding principles is preferred.  (Basics of arc welding, types of welding etc.)
•    Familiar with robotics or comparable semi-automated and mechanized machinery is an asset
•    Previous design experience with tools, fixtures and simple rigging is an asset
•    Able to produce solid models and 2D manufacturing drawings in Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor or an equivalent CAD package
•    Intermediate to expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
•    Organizational skills to handle multiple tasks within a high-pressure environment
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
•    Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees
•    Willingness for continuous learning and advancement of technical knowledge
•    Detail oriented and passionate
•    Must possess valid G driver's license and have access to a vehicle
•    Takes pride in work to strive for excellence and instill this mindset onto others
•    A passion for welding is an asset
•    Have a willingness to mentor and share knowledge
•    Practices a strong safety culture
•    Must have a positive attitude to develop and test new solutions to solve a variety of technical welding issues
•    The ability to think “outside of the box” is an asset
•    Results oriented, takes ownership of tasks assigned
•    Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills
•    Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
•    Strong written and oral communication skills
•    Willingness to want to continuously learn, try new approaches, experiment with new technologies and push the envelope related to welding, manufacturing, machinery and tooling development
•    Experience with Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project is an asset
•    Ability to maintain active schedule tracking and resource management initiatives
•    Applied knowledge of Project Management and Project Controls principles an asset
•    Applied knowledge of the "Earned Value" principles an asset
•    Applied knowledge of cost engineering / cost control is an asset
•    Experience with Hard Dollar/InEight and SAP ERP systems is an asset




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.

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