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Date:  Jun 8, 2024

Courtice, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Procurement Specialist

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 responsibly 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
In partnership with GE Hitachi and SNC-Lavalin, Aecon has executed a six-year alliance agreement with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to deliver North America’s first grid-scale Small Modular Reactor (SMR) through the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP) in Clarington, Ontario. The work will be carried out under an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model. Beginning in 2023 Aecon will support the validation phase design, procurement, early site preparation and site mobilization scope for the Construction of the Unit 1 Small Modular Reactor at the Darlington site.
What is the Opportunity? 
Reporting to the Manager, Procurement, the Procurment Specialist is responsible for all purchasing related activities and for ensuring the delivery of materials/ services to the site occurs on time, at the right price the first time. This person will also ensure the timely receipt of goods in SAP, as well as tracking deliveries and return of rental equipment. 
What You'll Do Here:

  • Understand how purchasing can enhance the enterprise, supply chain and competitive strategy.
  • Develop detailed plans to optimize the delivery of equipment, materials, supplies and services for quality, cost and schedule.
  • Clearly understand the variables that drive cost and develop strategies to eliminate waste.
  • Prepare and issue RFX documents to qualified vendors (request for quotes, information, proposals, etc…).
  • Negotiate and/or aid with the negotiation of best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting the total cost of procured items or services.
  • Collaborate with Aecon’s Operations personnel and supporting regional offices in obtaining materials required as needed.
  • Support estimating team with pricing at tendering stage. 
  • Logistics management including expediting for critical site deliveries.
  • Analyze internal third-party agreements.
  • Manage the lifecycle of purchase order activity.
  • Participate in the evaluation of suppliers across all pertinent vectors of supplier performance.
  • Clearly understand problem solving methodology to drive issues to root cause and appropriate corrective action.                                 
  • Understand and adhere to all of Aecon’s polices, particularly to the procurement and safety policies.
  • Maintain high data integrity when inputting records in the company’s database systems.
  • Provide reporting and analysis on procurement activities, variances and impacts.
  • Facilitate the implementation of business specific contracts for services and/or materials.                            

What You Bring to the Table:

  • 5+ years’ experience within a purchasing department.
  • Knowledge of purchasing principles, techniques, practices and ethics.
  • Knowledge of fundamentals of contract law, negotiating business agreements, and laws of requesting tenders, proposals, and quotations.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks within a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment and be service oriented.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with professionals within industry and internal clients.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Solid research skills and commitment to continually learn about new products.
  • Attention to detail, mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel).


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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