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Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Mississauga, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Permits License and Agreement and Approval (PLAA) Manager

Build Your Career at Aecon

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!  


Key Responsibilities

  • Apply for various permits to City of Toronto, MTO, TPUCC, MECP as needed for construction and follow up in a timely manner with the reviewer to ensure permit application is under review and immediately advise of any comments.
  • Coordinate the use of the tracking system to tracks the progress of PLAA’s throughout the project.
  • Managing and maintaining a PLAA register to give the project team an oversight on upcoming and expected permits.
  • Create and maintain permitting tracker to track comments, responses, submissions, resubmissions of all permit applications.
  • Liaising with Metrolinx, City of Toronto, and other key internal and external stakeholder.
  • Update Design manager every week on progress of each permit application. Also, to advise of critical issues that can hold up permit approvals.
  • Coordinate the internal PLAA working group meetings, including minute taking and issuance of invitations.
  • Writing monthly reports and spreadsheets pertaining to PLAA’s processes, progress, and updates.
  • Prepare various senior management permitting updates as required.
  • Work with document control to keep track of project report and plan submittals.
  • Coordinate with team members from different design and construction disciplines to incorporate necessary input for each permit in a timely manner. This shall include but not limited to meetings with the Designers and the Designer Builder’s Technical Department Discipline Managers.
  • Track document submittals, alerting team members of risks related to reports and plans due dates required by Contracting Authority and coordinating a Non- Conformance Report with team members on extensions needed on plans and reports.
  • Document and report progress on PLAA’s and document submissions and updating project leads with updates.
  • Coordinate with the design team on design packages for PLAA’s and document submissions to different stakeholders.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • 7 to 10 years of experience with permitting, licensing and approvals.
  • Knowledge of PLA processes of the construction of major infrastructure projects in the GTA particularly with the City of Toronto.
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) preferred, or equivalent.
  • Project Management Certificate preferred.
  • Acquainted with project management processes and techniques.
  • Well versed in civil engineering principles, theories, applications.
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Leadership and teamwork.
  • Excellent working knowledge on computer programs such as Microsoft Office, SharePoint, Aconex, Primavera P6 and Bluebeam.
  • Working knowledge of permit application and approval procedures associated with major transportation municipal infrastructure design and construction, located primarily on a public right-of-way.
  • Working knowledge of plan review and approval procedures associated with major transportation infrastructure design and construction, located primarily on a public right-of-way.
  • Ability to understand and interpret requirements and responsibilities articulated within project-related agreements related to PLA.
  • Capacity to identify and manage all the essential components of a PLA tracking system.
  • Efficiently and effectively use standard computer software.
  • Actively participate in external and internal project meetings, and to provide leadership to peers and other team members when dealing with PLA issue.
  • • Previous knowledge of major infrastructure construction projects an asset.


Working Conditions/ Physical Effort

  • Able to perform in a fast-paced environment.
  • Prolonged sedentary positioning.
  • Walking, lifting, equipment operation, etc.
  • Moderate physical activities.
  • Ability to use stairs, ladders and climb over rough terrain.


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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