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Date:  Nov 18, 2022

Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Cost Lead

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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!  


About Us

The Shoreline Power Group is a Joint Venture of Aecon, United and SNC-Lavalin.  Shoreline Power Group will be completing the Fuel Channel and Feeder Replacement (FCFR) project.  The joint venture has been awarded a contract by Bruce Power to execute the Unit 6 and Unit 3 FCFR at the Bruce Nuclear Generating Station in Kincardine, Ontario.


This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064, the project is the centerpiece of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) program to replace the main components of the reactor. Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being replaced by Bruce Power through the MCR program.


Purpose of the Position

Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, the Cost Lead will be responsible in providing project control support to ongoing projects and supporting the company’s estimating and construction teams to ensure that the company’s project control system is properly implemented and utilized.


What You'll Do Here

  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Overall responsibility for compliance of assigned projects with project controls standards - both from applicable contract documents and from Aecon project controls policies/guidelines.
  • Participate in developing, establishing and maintaining the company’s project cost /control systems.
  • Participate in proposal and estimating efforts to ensure continuity between project estimates and project baseline.
  • Assist the project team in converting project bids to setting up the complete, accurate project baseline (budget), in the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (SAP, Prism).
  • Set up project accounting systems (cost codes, job cost processing procedures, project rules of credit) in SAP.
  • Review the project contract and ensure that all the contract conditions (invoicing, reporting, change management, etc.) are applied and fulfilled, project tracking and reporting, and project closeout.
  • Monitor the project performance and ensure that all the project control system is properly implemented.
  • Generate all required project status reports for internal management and for the customer, including the overall project Dashboard, project performance report (Earned Value, SPI, CPI, etc).
  • Train the project team on how to implement the change management procedures.
  • Responsible to maintain a change management system in compliance with contract conditions and Aecon’s procedures; monitor and enforce the change management system for assigned projects.
  • Responsible to communicate, train and generally ensure full understanding by project staff of project controls processes and their applicable responsibilities.
  • Review and analyze the project control reports (i.e. progress and productivity) with the project control leads and project team and suggest corrective actions to maintain reasonable (around 1-PF) performance/productivity.
  • Review and analyze the project scheduling and cost reports and suggest corrective actions to maintain the project within anticipated cost and schedule.
  • Prepare and update project cash flows.
  • AS required, produce custom reports per request of customer or internal management.
  • Provide input on an ongoing basis for improvements/modifications to Shoreline’s project controls policy & guidelines.
  • Assists with contract management and payments.
  • Monitoring staff performance and quality of work and providing coaching/mentoring and training to project team members.
  • Monitoring project resource requirements and delegating/shifting assignments accordingly.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What You'll Bring to the Team

  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity. 
  • A post-secondary diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related cost control experience.
  • Experience in an EPC environment is preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel).
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and time lines.
  • People oriented with an ability to establish a high degree of credibility with staff and clients.
  • A strong leader who can motivate and engage a team with demonstrated strength in leading highly complex groups.
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator with superior interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Commitment to working in a team environment.


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 Act during any step of the application process please click here.