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Date:  Apr 17, 2024

Detroit, MI, US

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Bridge Field Engineer

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!  


What is the Opportunity?

Aecon Civil 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. Aecon is currently seeking a Deck Field Engineer to join the iconic Gordie Howe - Bridging North America Project based out of Detroit, Michigan.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Organizing, planning, directing and overseeing the execution and delivery of a segment (deck) of a large-scale infrastructure construction project in Canada in accordance with specifications, design, schedules, and budget proposed in contractual documents;
  • Reviewing client’s requirements and project documents to gain understanding of the project;
  • Coordinating and developing construction execution plan for a segment (deck) of the bridge which outlines staffing, materials, equipment, subcontracting and other services necessary to deliver project on-time and within budget;
  • Attending meetings with project staff and management to relay information related to project responsibilities throughout the project;
  • Liaising with Field Engineers and coordinating work between departments, employees and sub-contractors at the bridge deck;
  • Evaluating materials procured by procurement department and directing their use;
  • Overseeing the financial aspects of the contracts for a segment (deck) of the bridge;
  • Coordinating with department managers to establish work plans and staffing for the bridge segment (deck) of the project;
  • Liaising with Technical department and/or designer in all technical aspects related to bridge deck construction;
  • Ensuring construction work is in compliance with regulations;
  • Implementing and monitoring safety, quality control and environmental programs;
  • Anticipating any potential roadblocks and developing solutions to prevent issues;
  • Applying and ensuring all aspects of the organizational policies, objectives and initiatives are correctly implemented and enforced;
  • Overseeing execution of operational, technical, financial and administrative controls on projects;
  • Preparing progress reports and communications for client and for internal management;
  • Monitoring and overseeing the efficient use of materials and equipment; and
  • Ensuring construction work is completed accurately and the successful delivery of project within time, cost, safety, quality and environmental restrictions.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering;
  • Extensive experience working in large-scale civil infrastructure projects involving bridge construction;
  • Knowledge of bridge structures that include: pre-stressed girder box & cable stayed bridge, reinforcement steel bars; stay cables; precast slabs, post tensioning, bridge segmental construction methods (form travelers, segment lifters, etc.);
  • Experience in heavy lifting operations and coordinating various teams on site on deck that include the assembly and operation of heavy bespoke deck equipment for segmental bridge construction including the hydraulic and electrical components;
  • Experience in Formwork (traditional and metallic frames), Reinforcement and Concrete (bridges);
  • Knowledge of Quantity Surveying; Cost Controls and Scheduling to provide reports to Senior Management; and
  • Experience working with programs including Excel, MS Projects, Word, Power Point, AutoCAD, Bluejean and Times sheet Tool.


What Makes us Aecon Proud:

  • Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
  • Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050
  • Investing in our people through a variety of learning and development programs such as Aecon University, BluePrint leadership program, and Project Management Academy
  • Variety of wellness benefits, access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, Employee Assistance Program, Best Doctors Program, and more.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more
  • Employee Stock Options, Short Term Incentive Program, Retirement Savings and Pension Plan


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. If you require accommodation during any step of the application process, please click here.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit

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