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Date:  Feb 2, 2023

Kincardine, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Senior Purchasing Agent

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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!  


Position Overview

Spanning five decades and more than 400 nuclear energy projects, Aecon Nuclear’s portfolio of building, refurbishing, maintaining and decommissioning nuclear power facilities reflects a record of project success that ranges from small but essential maintenance contracts to major construction endeavours. Aecon supports clients with expert project management and trades working to Aecon’s most exacting standards, based on the nuclear industry’s fundamental principles of safety, reliability, quality and predictable performance.

Aecon has successfully executed a broad range of projects, including construction of the Bruce ‘B’ heavy Water Plant, Bruce Unit 1 & 2 Balance of Plant Refurbishment and the Darlington Used Fuel Dry Storage Project. This kind of experience and track record has made Aecon a trusted supplier to clients for their mission critical projects. The Darlington Retube and Feeder Replacement Project (RFR) – Ontario Power Generation’s largest nuclear project, and the fabrication, assembly, inspection, examination and testing of 24 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Mechanical Process Modules for two new build nuclear power plants in the U.S. are key examples of Aecon Nuclear’s flagship projects.

Aecon’s unparalleled industry experience has also helped with securing long-term master service agreements with longstanding clients in key sectors of the Canadian economy. In the nuclear power sector, these trusted partnerships are especially and increasingly important.


Located in the Kincardine, Ont Shoreline Office and reporting to the Procurement Manager, the SR. Purchasing Agent is responsible to negotiate and purchase of various commodities, equipment, and services for the Bruce Power Nuclear site.


Key Responsibilities
•    Primary responsibility is the to lead and manage the full procurement lifecycle to support the overall success of a project or site. 
•    The range of activities includes early engagement and demand planning, developing a procurement plan in support of the full project lifecycle, including the tendering process, market solicitation and the negotiation and procurement of equipment, material & components as well as Nuclear safety related materials & components primarily for use in Nuclear Power Plants in Canada. This may include but not limited to: plate, structural steel, pipe, tubing, fittings, valves, weld consumables, electrical components & supplies, and personal protective wear.
•    Review of purchase requisitions and related documentation to ensure clarity and completeness with the description of materials, components or equipment, quantity, adherence to quality assurance requirements, proper authorization of funding, delivery requirements, & desired mode of transportation.
•    Preparation and issuance of standard and quality related Request for Quotation (RFQ’s) to qualified vendors based on Aecon’s Approved Suppliers List (ASL)
•    Provide assistance to the Procurement Manager to develop project specific procurement plans or as assigned, take the lead in developing such plans.
•    Negotiation or providing assistance with the negotiation for major contracts of best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting the supply of material or components.
•    Assisting the Procurement Manager to develop and implement detailed strategies for procurement, including cost reduction strategies to meet organizational goals and objectives.
•    Working with Aecon Operations personnel and supporting regional offices in obtaining materials required as needed.
•    Support estimating team with pricing at tendering stage.  
•    Ensuring quality, reliability and responsiveness to operational needs which meet or exceed organizational expectations.
•    Logistics management including expediting for critical site deliveries.
•    Accountability to ensure our internal clients are serviced beyond normal business hours.
•    Ensure training on the Aecon Quality assurance manual is accurate and up to date 

•    Supplier and job site visits to assist Quality Department
•    Continually keep informed about new products and consumer trends


Required Knowledge and Experience
•    5+ years experience in the Nuclear Construction Industry in a procurement role or 8+ years experience in a conventional procurement role. 
•    Completion of Materials and Operations Management Program at the College or University Level an asset
•    Enrollment in or completion of PMAC’s Accreditation Program is preferred Microsoft Office Products
•    Working knowledge of OPG and Bruce Power Passport system would be considered an asset.
•    Working knowledge of Nuclear Codes & Standards as they relate to procurement activities, 
•    Basic knowledge of other material or component codes and standards would be an asset.
•    Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities is critical.
•    Good Interpersonal skills are essential
•    Customer service oriented
•    Good planning, decision making, negotiation and time management skills are essential
•    Knowledge of competitive trends & sales techniques.
•    Knowledge of SAP planning system would be an asset



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.


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