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Date:  Feb 12, 2024

Cambridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Improvement & Innovations Coordinator Co-op

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
The purpose of the “Improvement and Innovations Coordinator” (co-op student) is to support assessment, scoping, planning and implementation of improvement initiatives across Aecon Nuclear, in the interest of continuous improvement an achievement of operational excellence.  


What is the Opportunity?

  • Overall: assist with planning and implementation of improvement initiatives across the nuclear sector 
  • Develop or support/coordinate development of detailed planning components for the above-mentioned initiatives/changes, including schedules, resource plans, cost estimates, technical documents, procedures, training plans, etc
  • Directly develop or assist with development of new or improved processes, procedures and tools as part of improvement initiatives 
  • Develop or assist with development of justification documents (cost-benefit analyses, choose-by advantage analyses, options engineering, presentations) to support the process of decision making and planning for improvement initiatives 
  • Coordinate/communicate across several key functions, departments, job locations and people for the purpose of scoping, planning and implementing improvement initiatives 
  • Engage in field construction activities to monitor ongoing/current state; identify areas of improvement and gather data to drive improvement initiatives 
  • Conduct research on innovative solutions to solve problems / support improvements 
  • Gather data/metrics and create reports and scorecards where required
  • Serve as a point of contact, positive advocate and champion for continuous improvement within Aecon Nuclear 
  • Conduct various activities as assigned by the Continuous Improvement & Performance Assurance leadership team 


What You Bring to the Table:

  • 3rd or 4th year post-secondary education in engineering or business 
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Previous experience using Electronic Document Management Systems is an asset 
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills are required
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work effectively with minimal direction
  • Effective organizational skills to meet multiple deadlines and handle multiple tasks in a high-pressure work environment
  • Ability to work effectively within a team

Initiatives May Include:

  • New/innovative tools and equipment for field/construction and fabrication work 
  • Optimized processes to support construction, fabrication and peripheral operations  
  • New or improved procedures and supporting technical approaches to work execution 
  • Benchmarking and market research to review & adopt best practices within the industry 
  • Development and implementation of enhanced training to increase operational efficiencies 


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.