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Date:  Sep 13, 2023

Ohsweken, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  A6N Indigenous JV's & Pre-Construction

Position Title:  Manager, Operations

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.

At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibility by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


What Is the Opportunity?


Faster. Smarter. Safer - This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Manager, Operations to help us get there!


Reporting to the Vice President, Estimating & PMO, the Manager, Operations is responsible for the execution and performance of all construction activities in compliance with company policy associated with various Aecon Six Nations GP projects in Ontario.


The Manager, Operations will support both internal and external partners and be accountable for ensuring all construction management activities are successfully accomplished by providing various aspects of operations to ensure safe, efficient, and profitable work execution.


This position is a part of Aecon’s General Partnership with Six Nations within the Ohsweken community.


What You Will Do Here: 

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations and construction execution for Aecon Six Nations General Partnership including overall safety, quality, construction execution, financial performance, and client relations.
  • Drives an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcomes different perspectives, and enables career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.
  • Drives exceptional safety performance and culture within the business. 
  • Act a strong leader for all staff and nurture the development and growth of talent with process compliance.  Oversee the management of all HR related processes.
  • Responsible for the development of annual Business Plans and Quarterly updates, as well as meeting / exceeding targets.
  • Responsible for maintaining an optimally organized and segregated costing structure and ensuring accurate allocations.
  • Responsible for leading month-end financial review preparation and report-outs.
  • Drives consistent and effective Project Management best practices on all projects.
  • Accountable for keeping appropriate partner reps informed and updated to meet those needs.  
  • Accountable for compliance with company policy and all established best practices related to procurement of all subcontracts, materials, and equipment.
  • Accountable for optimal utilization of fleet and heavy equipment.
  • Ensures the implementation of Project Controls processes where applicable.
  • Responsible to ensure all projects have acceptable contracts / subcontracts in place in advance of the commencement of work.  
  • Provides overall direction to ensures that bidding strategy is implemented to optimize revenue and profit to meet divisional targets.
  • Manages project profit performance and takes action as required to mitigate shortfalls.
  • Maintains awareness for current project and MSA status relative to HSE, cost, revenue, profit, risks, and opportunities.
  • Oversees equipment and tooling programs, maintaining alignment with established best practices.
  • Work closely with manager, to assist with the management of Profit & Loss.
  • Identifies market opportunities and recommends pursuits.
  • Supports estimate reviews including the liaison and coordination of tender support from project teams.
  • Accountable for the proactive implementation of recovery strategies when project schedule or financial target is in jeopardy.
  • Accountable for the resolution of project-level disputes.
  • Maintains an operational team with clearly defined responsibilities and duties.
  • Facilitates team meetings for operational deliverables and participates in leadership meetings to provide feedback on performance and on-going activities.
  • Accountable for staff development and succession planning for sustainment and growth.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships and reputation with clients, subcontractors, consultants, and unions.
  • Leads and supports Aecon’s Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Program. Ensures compliance with incident reporting, inspections, and personnel training requirements.
  • Ensures quality control plans are established for all work and adhered to by the operations team.
  • Maintains a continuous improvement and innovative culture within the team.


What you will bring to the team:

  • Post-secondary education in engineering, construction management, or equivalent discipline.
  • Professional designation (P.Eng., C.E.T.) an asset.
  • 8 -10 years of Industry experience including operational leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage the financial and safety performance of the business unit.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with bidding processes and a variety of commercial formats.
  • Creativity for finding the best possible solution for any Design & Build  / EPC projects.
  • Solid understanding of estimating, project forecasting and change management principals and processes.
  • Prior experience in utility construction, site civil, or forestry, an asset
  • Experience in planning, scheduling, resource balancing for a variety of sizes of projects.
  • Proven leadership, communication, organizational, multi-tasking and negotiation skills.
  • Expertise to resolve project disputes with minimal assistance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, and Outlook).
  • Experience with Hard Dollar and SAP considered an asset.
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.


What Makes us Aecon Proud:

  • Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
  • Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050.
  • Investing in our people through a variety of learning and development programs such as Aecon University, BluePrint leadership program, and Project Management Academy
  • Variety of wellness benefits, access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, Employee Assistance Program, Best Doctors Program, and more.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more
  • Employee Stock Options, Short Term Incentive Program, Retirement Savings and Pension Plan


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 during any step of the application process please click here.