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Date:  Aug 3, 2022

Detroit, MI, US

Operating Sector:  Legal & Commercial

Position Title:  Change Management - Claims Lead

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 Change Lead to join the iconic Gordie Howe - Bridging North America Project based out of Detroit, Michigan.


This position provides oversight and leadership for change and claims management activities on the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project. This role is responsible to ensure that the Construction Contractor meets its obligations in the Project Agreement, assuring notice, support documentation, analysis, and impact validation meet all requirements to successfully identify and progress changes and defend prime contract related claims with the client.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Identifying key priorities and escalating issues.
  • Maintaining status updates of changes (for the functional area).
  • Knowledge of key issues / details of each potential change.
  • Ensuring all (potential) issues have alignment on the path forward with project stakeholders based on known details of the specific scenario and the potential impacts on upcoming project activities.
  • Conducting weekly segment change management meetings.
  • Holding contributors accountable for their responsibilities on planned activities.
  • Responding to change related correspondence from the Client, in conformance with the Project Agreement timelines.
  • Maintaining documentation that is complete, organized, and accessible (SharePoint document repository & Outlook email repository).
  • Facilitating meetings to resolve issues and provide updates involving the client and senior project leadership.
  • Achieving target objectives.
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience with major design-build contracts in roles dealing with management of project change procedures, cost management, claims, variations, and experience in negotiation and settlement of disputes with owners and subcontractors.
  • Knowledge and experience of schedule systems on large infrastructure projects.
  • Knowledge, experience and comfort reading/understanding contractual language.
  • Contract administration experience in a large design-build setting.
  • Effective organization skills.
  • Ability to quickly synthesize complex information.
  • Project Management experience and ability to effectively use Excel, Word, SharePoint and Primavera.
  • Financial background / costing systems.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.


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.



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