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Date:  May 25, 2023

Jackson, SC, US

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Project Controls Specialist

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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!  



Aecon-Wachs, in collaboration with our parent company Aecon Nuclear is a total solutions provider.  We offer services based on many decades of experience, in-depth knowledge, and a broad range of qualifications to support nuclear power clients in the construction, maintenance, and decommissioning of their plants.

Aecon is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to supporting diversity inclusion and belonging across our organization. We consider all applicants for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status, and all other characteristics protected by law


Reporting to the Project Director/ Project Manager, the Project Control Specialist will be responsible in leading project controls support for the Aecon Wachs Team.

•    Overall responsibility for compliance of assigned projects with project controls standards - both from applicable contract documents and from Aecon project controls policies/guidelines
•    Participate in developing, establishing, and maintaining the company’s project cost /control systems
•    Participate in proposal and estimating efforts to ensure continuity between project estimates and baselines
•    Understand the execution logic to ensure consistency in developing and maintaining a detailed, resource-loaded schedule in P6
•    Assist the project team in converting project bids to setting up the complete, accurate project baseline (budget, schedule), in the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (SAP, P6)
•    Set up project controls systems (cost codes, project rules of credit) in SAP
•    Review the project contract and ensure that all the contract conditions (invoicing, reporting, change management, etc.) are applied and fulfilled for project set-up, project tracking and reporting, and project closeout
•    Monitor the project performance and ensure that all the project control system is properly implemented; responsible for detailed review & analysis of earned value and other key performance indices and keep project management informed of project progress and trends
•    Generate all required project status reports for internal management and for the customer, including the overall project Dashboard, project performance report
•    Advise project management of developments that may affect project profit, costs, schedules, and client relations
•    Establish and maintain communications to ensure accurate and timely flow of information 
•    Administer & support change management for assigned projects, in compliance with contract conditions (subcontractor claims, change requests, dispute resolution, etc.)
•    Review and analyze the cost & schedule reports with the project team, and suggest corrective actions to maintain reasonable performance/productivity; provide timely feedback to project managers with regards to activities trending away from the baseline or forecast
•    Prepare and update project cash flows and forecasts
•    Support Risk Management process with accurate quantification of risk and opportunities.

•    Participate in customer and internal management project status reporting meetings
•    As required, produce custom reports from SAP/P6 per request of customer or internal management
•    Provide input on an ongoing basis for improvements/modifications to Aecon Wachs project controls policy & guidelines
•    Maintain continuous contact with Aecon-Wachs corporate Project Controls group through regular reporting and acceptance of input and directives

•     7-10 years of Project Controls experience.
•    College and/or University degree in related field, OR applicable work experience
•    Applied knowledge of the “Earned Value” principles.
•    Applied knowledge of Project Management and Project Controls principles, including experience with concepts of PMBOK
•    Applied knowledge of cost engineering/cost control
•    Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel 
•    Organizational skills in order to handle multiple tasks within a high-pressure work site environment
•    Interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)
•    Apply consistent rigor with a questioning attitude towards ensuring valid and timely input from team members
•    Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees
•    Willingness for continuous learning and advancement of technical knowledge
•    Detail oriented and customer focused



  • Must be able to hold and maintain a Security Clearance at a US Nuclear Facility
  • Must pass pre-employment drug/alcohol screening


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 Act during any step of the application process please click here.