Date:  Nov 9, 2020

Pickering, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Construction Manager

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.



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 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.


The Construction Manager is responsible for ensuring that the safety, quality, and schedule objectives are met.  As a construction manager you will play a key role in providing leadership in managing construction projects providing management and co-ordination of schedules, manpower, customer relations, engineering, etc.   Risk analysis; project forecasting, motivation of staff, and subcontractors are daily occurrences in this position.  This position reports directly to the Site Manager.


Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain excellent relationships with client, engineers, consultants, subcontractors
  • Primary responsibility for the implementation and enforcement of safety, quality and human performance programs
  • Ensures that Client policies and project procedures are being adhered to and followed by project personnel
  • Assist in developing the project master schedule with Project Controls. Ensure subcontractors comply with project master schedule
  • Responsible to ensure the Site Infrastructure Plan meets Construction’s requirements for work execution and assist in developing any Value Engineering Proposals required.   
  • Utilize project master schedule look ahead schedules and plans for trade general foreman and subcontractor use
  • Monitor and manage risks, develop recovery strategies when project schedule or budget are in jeopardy
  • Responsible in collaboration with Site Manager and Project Manager for compliance with project budgets for trade hours, tools & equipment, rentals, consumables and bulk materials
  • Plan and supervise the work of trade labour and subcontractors on the project including determining methods of construction, manpower levels, materials, tools & equipment, rentals and work schedules
  • Assume responsibility for productivity of direct hire trade labour and subcontractors, efficient use of materials and tools & equipment
  • Ensure trades personnel and staff complete all necessary training in areas of safety, quality assurance, technical qualifications, equipment operation and client specified requirements
  • Ensure project is constructed in compliance with drawings, specifications, Field Work Packages (FWPs), Inspection & Test Plans (ITPs) and project schedule and budget
  • Interface with client representatives, design engineers, consultants, other contractors, etc.
  • Ensure project is constructed in accordance with company and client QA Programs and project quality guidelines
  • Maintain appropriate field documentation including safety records, daily progress reports, training records, T&E and rental records, manpower reports, client support requests, FWP documents, etc.
  • Reviews project design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and related specifications
  • Interfaces with customers to provide project status reports and ensure customer needs are met as required
  • Provides status and progress reports to customer, project team, and management as required
  • Direct General Foremen and Subcontractors in the execution of their assigned duties
  • Manages and supervises the day-to-day activities for all of the contractors, direct hire and trades persons
  • Other duties as required


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Understands and is committed to Nuclear Safety
  • Education to include a technical college diploma or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience
  • Minimum 10-15 years construction and supervision experience
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction such as; technology, equipment, methods, trade agreements and jurisdiction, engineering, cost control, scheduling, safety and quality assurance requirements
  • The proven ability to successfully supervise large and complex construction projects
  • The proven ability to effectively manage field staff
  • Excellent communication, organizational and supervisory skills are essential
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Project
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of safety standards
  • Knowledge of Canadian nuclear QA standards and requirements
  • Knowledge of Construction Trade policies


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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