Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Project Controls Assistant Manager

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Position Overview

Since 1967, we have proudly served Ontario’s nuclear industry. Aecon Nuclear aims to be the partner-of-choice for key nuclear clients and our dedication to excellence is leading us there. Aecon Nuclear provides a full spectrum of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services, in addition to maintenance and manufacturing services tailored to meet the demanding requirements of the nuclear power industry.


The Shoreline Power Group is a Joint Venture of Aecon, AECOM 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 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.


The scope of work includes the removal and replacement of calandria tubes, pressure tubes, and feeders for Unit 6, as well as construction management and trade labour. Work is scheduled to commence in June 2020, with expected completion in the third quarter of 2022.


The Project Controls Assistant Manager will support the Project Controls Manager in monitoring and controlling the EPCM planning/scheduling, cost control, estimating and change management of the FCFR project. The primary role will focus on risk and change management.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work with Business Development Manager to establish and maintain customer relations and business opportunities.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings, prepare estimate packages, and produce proposal schedules and associated documents, as requested by Management.
  • Work with the Proposal Manager to ensure all bids tendered are complete and conform to Tender documents and Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Act as main interface between Company and Customer, on all project matters.
  • Prepare and report project budgets and forecasts, and minimize Company risk through effective management of scope and contract changes.
  • Responsible for the overall project planning and scheduling of assigned projects.
  • Ensure that all project work activities are in compliance with local legislative and labour requirements, contract requirements, and Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Ensure regular maintenance of SAP job reporting and monthly job status reports, and generate weekly and/or monthly project forecasts for labour hours, productivity, cash flow, expected cost-at-completion, profit margin, and revenue.
  • Ensure preparation and submission of project documents, as specified by contract, to the client.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to client, as required.
  • Chair project meetings and ensure preparation and distribution of meeting minutes.
  • Responsible for implementing and monitoring of the Company’s Safety Policy at the project location.
  • Ensures that all Company Policies & Procedures are being followed.
  • Ensuring all scope and contract extra’s are approved by the customer.
  • Responsible for assembling a project organization to implement the project scope – including: coordination, administration, Quality Assurance, Engineering, trades supervision, and trade labour.
  • Identify project risks, problems and issues as early as possible; ensure mitigating actions are in place to minimize impact, and elevate to senior management as appropriate relative to severity.
  • Implement initiatives to improve project processes, to achieve net improvements for key performance indices.
  • Monitors and manages contract scope and identifies any scope changes throughout project.
  • Manages all sub-contractors, tools and equipment required for each project.
  • Perform regular field tours to check work progress and meet with project site personnel.
  • Carry out site safety inspections.
  • Provide technical and commercial guidance to Site Superintendents and Project Coordinators.
  • Communicate clearly and succinctly with project personnel and customer in both, a personable and enthusiastic manner.
  • Methodical and organized approach to document and communications management.
  • Review and approve purchasing requisitions, subcontracts, and invoice payments, within Limits of Authority.
  • Liaise Authorized Inspection Agencies (TSSA, ESA, etc).
  • Maintain statistics on vital project metrics, including Safety (MTI’s, LTI’s, etc) and Quality (NCR’s, # Rework, etc).
  • Participate in company-wide initiatives aimed at overall continuous improvement.
  • Participate in compiling proposals for new work.
  • Lead/participate in dispute resolution activities with union associations and governing bodies.
  • Review and approve timesheets, expense reports, vacation requests, and training requests, within Limits of Authority.
  • Responsible for performance management of all direct-report employees, including: coaching/mentoring, assistance with career planning and training, preparation of yearly and mid-year performance reviews.
  • Ensure all project staff and direct reports understand and comply with applicable code of conduct policies (Aecon and customer policy).


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Post-secondary university or college technical degree and/or equivalent work experience.
  • Piping/Mechanical/Electrical specific and general construction knowledge.
  • Engineering drawings interpretation.
  • Project management knowledge and experience.
  • Contract law knowledge and contract management experience.
  • 15-20+ years Supervision experience with Construction supervision, Junior Project Managers, Project Engineers and Project Coordinators.
  • Nuclear Quality Assurance program knowledge.
  • Engineering Change Control program knowledge.
  • Analytical ability and effective decision making.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Strategic planning.
  • Situational awareness and effective problem solving skills.
  • Inter-personal communication and negotiation skills.
  • Scheduling software – Primavera or Microsoft Project.
  • Computer proficiency – Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Written/oral communication skills.
  • Profit and results oriented.


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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