Date:  Jul 16, 2021

Fort St. John, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Position Title:  Mechanical Field Engineer

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. 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.


AFDE Partnership is a group of four construction companies building the Generating Station and Spillways (GSS) Civil Works portion of the Site C dam. The partnership consists of global and local leaders in complex infrastructure construction: Aecon, Flatiron, Dragados, and EBC. BC Hydro awarded the GSS Civil Works contract for the Site C project to AFDE Partnership in March 2018. The key components of the contact include the generating station (also called the powerhouse) and penstocks, spillways and power intakes, and related ancillary construction work.


Reporting to the Hydro Mechanical Manager or another Aecon designate, the Mechanical Field Engineer will provide field- engineering information to the project management team and sub-trades to ensure construction works comply with all the design drawings, engineering standards, codes and specifications. The hydromechanical team (HME) is in charge of the installation of the gates and guides at the powerhouse, intake and spillway for a total of 42 gates systems plus trashrack.  The position is a 14/7 rotation with camp accommodations or an LOA is provided.


Key Responsibilities

  • Meets daily with project crews to review installation schedule and confirm all materials, equipment and resources are readily available for installation to continue on schedule and meet quality requirement.
  • Act as a technical resource for the work at Site C for the client's engineers, subcontractors, HME's site supervision and craft workers.
  • Act as a liaison between the client’s engineers and all site personnel for all technical issues (modifications to fabricated parts, installation, etc., installation, requests for information, clarifications, etc.).
  • Ensures compliance with the installation requirements of the various elements by client suppliers, and ensures the technical compliance of the work, carries out the necessary inspections and controls to achieve this end.
  • Collects and coordinates analysis installation drawings, design specifications, material requirements and project data through the duration of the project to ensure quality and contract specification compliance.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the client contract and scope of work.
  • Identify risk elements of installation, materials, equipment or process that could negatively impact the schedule or quality.
  • Documents daily activities in Company approved methods and technologies.
  • Remit accurate project quantity input and controls using assigned project cost coding to ensure project financials are accurately reported.
  • Manages cost coding with Company finance and accounting teams regarding employee time, materials, equipment and subcontractor needs.
  • Reviews project specifications for quality assurance at the beginning of work, during the project work and after the work is complete. 
  • Initiates and manages appropriate certificates, inspections and other documentation regarding construction production on the project site.
  • Coordinates work methods, schedule and crews as needed.
  • Reconciles job close-out checklist with owner representative and field crews at the end of the project.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.


Required Knowledge and Experience


  • Post-secondary school education in Mechanical Engineering; or acceptable combination of education and previous experience.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years working as a Field Engineer or Project Coordinator, ideally in project engineering or heavy civil construction environment.
  • Knowledge of construction equipment & techniques, drawing & specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to the project.
  • Proficient in software related to the construction industry (e.g. Primavera Scheduling software, AutoCAD, SAP etc.).
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral. Flexibility to work in both field and office.
  • Ability to work the project schedule (14/7) which may include overtime and night shift when required. 


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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