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Date:  Nov 20, 2023

Edmonton, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Industrial

Position Title:  Labour Relations Manager

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!


Position Overview 

The Labor Relations Manager will oversee all interaction between the Aecon Industrial Workforce and our union partnerships. This position will help oversee labour relationships at multiple project sites across western Canada.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies to facilitate the LR activities for Industrial Projects
  • Manage craft construction labour
  • Participate and Develop recruitment activities where needed.
  • Provide guidance and advice to home company HR teams to advise on staff employee relations issues.
  • Develop and support employee and industrial relations and communications strategies.
  • Understand the commitments made in our project agreements and work to deliver on commitments where applicable.
  • Maintain a pulse on employee and labour relations and provide recommended actions to Project Management to maintain a positive morale.
  • Apply knowledge of employment legislation, the applicable collective agreement(s) and government reporting regulations affecting HR/LR functions and ensure policies, procedures, and reporting are in compliance.
  • Effective situation and conflict management, working closely with management to ensure employee and labour relations issues are handled professionally and timely.
  • Case management and investigations.
  • Working closely with union representatives to work through craft disciplinary issues.
  • Provides expertise on contract interpretation related to collective agreements.
  • Management of grievances, attending meetings, tracking progress and drafting responses.
  • Manage the accurate filing of contracts and employee management data.



Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience with CLAC is considered a requirement of this position.
  • Foreign Worker Program Experience is an Asset
  • 7 to 10 years of Labour Relations work experience.
  • Experience working on a complex, fast-paced construction project where multiple stakeholders are involved.
  • General knowledge of the business environment and broad, in-depth and varied knowledge of business organizations, processes, organization design, change management, systems and procedures.
  • Excellent interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to build rapport with multiple stakeholder partners.
  • Ability to exercise confidentiality, discretion and tact when dealing with sensitive employment matters.


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.