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Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Bowmanville, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Project Controls Manager

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 responsibly 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!


About Us

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 joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon has been awarded an Extended Services Master Services Agreement (ESMSA) with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) for projects at both the Pickering & Darlington Nuclear Generating Stations.

Reporting to the Project Controls Director, the Project Control Manager will be responsible in delivering successful project controls tasks for the Nuclear Island scope and supporting the company’s estimating and construction teams to ensure that the company’s project control system is properly implemented and utilized.


What is the Opportunity?

  • Overall responsibility for project's compliance to Aecon's Project Controls standards & applicable contract documents.
  • Establish and maintain the project's integrated Project Controls systems, oversee the setting of the cost & schedule baseline.
  • Lead meetings focused on communicating project performance status to the wider project team.
  • Lead a team of Project Controls staff specializing in planning, scheduling, cost control, change management and risk management.
  • Support Project Managers in tracking overall project health; establish & maintain communication plan to ensure accurate and timely flow of information.
  • Provide input into the continuous improvement of Aecon's Project Controls policies and guidelines.
  • Oversee analysis and reporting of project performance key metrics (e.g. CPI, SPI, key commodity tracking, etc.); propose corrective actions to maintain performance/productivity; provide timely alerts on adverse trends.
  • Implement & maintain an Earned Value Management plan to measure project performance, identify variances, and inform accurate forecasting.
  • Lead the development of project-specific Project Controls plans, documenting processes and procedures to be followed on the project.
  • Lead the development & implementation of a project-specific change management plan, ensuring compliance with contract conditions and Aecon's standards.
  • Provide support to Commercial & Procurement teams on subcontractor claims assessment, client claims development, negotiations & dispute resolutions.
  • Provide commercial and technical expertise to support proposal development and provide commercial input into contractually defined project control requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to all contract conditions regarding Project Controls requirements, project set-up, monitoring & close-out.
  • Establish & maintain strong partnerships with client counterparts & joint venture stakeholders (where applicable).
  • Create, promote, and maintain a safe, open & respectful workplace culture and environment.
  • Provide feedback & guidance to direct reports for annual goal setting; support in the establishment of individual career development plans and in identifying training & professional development opportunities.
  • Conduct annual performance reviews (with mid-year check-ins) & provide constructive feedback; implement performance improvement plans as needed with support from Human Resources
  • Participate in project-level resource planning, utilization analysis & resource leveling; manage & maintain Project Controls staffing plan forecasts.
  • Lead project-level recruitment efforts for new Project Controls resources; communicate resource needs with senior leadership.
  • Lead meetings focused on communicating project performance status to the wider project team.


What You Bring to the Table:

  • 10-15 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated Analytical & Adaptive Thinking.
  • Quantitative, Engineering or Construction Management Post-Secondary Degree.
  • Strong Team Collaboration Skills.
  • Detail Oriented Approach, Focused on Quality.
  • Strong Verbal & Written Communication Skills.
  • Agility & Flexibility in a Dynamic Environment.
  • Innovative Problem-Solving Skills.
  • Project Controls Ambassador.
  • EPC Contractor (Self-Perform) Experience.
  • Construction Field Experience.
  • Mega-project or Portfolio Projects Experience.
  • Demonstrated Project Controls Technical Knowledge (e.g. via PMI or AACE Certification).
  • Stakeholder Management Experience.
  • Strategic Orientation.
  • Consensus Building Experience.
  • Claims Avoidance and/or Claims Negotiation Experience.
  • Leadership Experience in High-Performing Teams.
  • Microsoft Excel Expertise.
  • Primavera P6 Expertise.
  • ERP Systems Expertise (e.g., SAP, Oracle, JDE).
  • Cost Management or Estimating Systems Expertise (e.g., Hard Dollar, EcoSys, PRISM).


Nuclear Requirements

  • Due to the nature of the work, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment.
  • Our background check process includes a full security check and clearance process as well as reference checks. The security clearance process includes a comprehensive list of previous residences, employment, education and other pertinent information. Those with a valid Bruce Power security clearance are strongly preferred.


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.

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