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Date:  Jul 16, 2024

Edmonton, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Industrial

Position Title:  3D Designer

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!


What is the opportunity? 

Bringing seamless solutions to key clients through operational excellence and reliability. With the ability to self-perform across our diverse business offering, and a strategic fabrication network, Aecon Industrial proactively and profitably manages projects across a diverse range of industrial business areas, Renewable Energy, Natural Gas Distribution, Oil and Gas, Water, Mining, Cogeneration Energy, Chemical and Process plant.


Aecon is seeking a 3D Designer to join our Industrial business group. Reporting to the IDD Director this position is in Edmonton. This role is responsible for providing 3D design, delivery, and technical support for 3D multi-disciplinary design coordination in SMARTPLANT3D, supporting and specification of, civil structural, electrical and control system components.


What You'll Do Here: 

  • Leading and developing for work groups and project teams for multiple 3D design work scopes,
  • Providing 3D design work and technical support for process plant and mining projects across all design modelling disciplines in SMARTPLANT3D
  • Responsible for the development of the 3D Model and 2D drawings while leading model design reviews with engineering teams and clients.
  • Ability to work in and work with Smartplants various software applications – Smartplant3d, Smartplant Review, Smartplant Electrical, Spoolgen etc. And Experience of working with Smartplant MDCs (Model Data Containers).
  • Develop and implement advanced work packaging (AWP) as required by client contracts.
  • Ability to be a working lead for a project team of designers forming a multidisciplinary team.
  • Provide conceptual front-end design and, final IFC material take-offs from client provided and Aecon enhanced 3D models, to support estimating, procurement, fabrication, and site installation.
  • Designing and drafting of Piping, Civil structural, EC&I, Process items and auxiliary components in 2D and 3D drawing environments, for design, fabrication, and construction.
  • Ability to interpret, update and produce engineering design drawings – PFDs, PIDs, SLDs, Isos.
  • Ability to read, understand, and comment on manufacturer equipment drawings and specifications.
  • Preparing and verifying designs with site and survey team, including creation of tie-in, and as built drawings
  • Reviewing project documents for scope, presentation, and technical accuracy
  • Providing project management skills including man-hour estimating, budget control and scheduling for the design team.
  • Undertaking and supporting engineering management and supporting the integration of our onsite survey services and information into 3D models. (3D scanning technology) • Ability to work efficiently and effectively when managing multiple projects.


Who are you? 

  • Degree or Diploma in Engineering or Related Discipline
  • We are looking for multi-discipline talent, priority areas are electrical and/or structural and/or piping design experience.
  • 3-5 years’ experience in electrical or structural 3D Design 
  • Proven experience, knowledge, and high proficiency with SMARTPLANT3D, and AutoCAD 2D and design/drafting.
  • CAD/PDMS/E3D Knowledge would be an asset.
  • Experience and knowledge of Advanced Work Packaging, its management and implementation
  • Sound understanding of design, engineering codes and technical standards, codes, guidelines, and engineering systems coordination.
  • Site experience and excellent understanding of survey needs and 3D cloud point technology.


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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