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Date:  Mar 29, 2024

Scarborough, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

Position Title:  Specialist, Procurement

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 Procurement Specialist to help us get there! 

Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Procurement Specialist is responsible for all purchasing related activities of these products and for ensuring the delivery of materials/ services to the site occurs on time, at the right price the first time. This position acts as a liaison between the sales team, engineering design team offices and field workers and must possess strong knowledge of products, procurement policies and procedures relevant to our residential product suite. This person will work with the manufacturers and distributors estimating teams for the above noted business units to source materials and negotiate best price for total cost of goods at time of tender.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Develop and execute procurement strategies to secure high-quality materials, equipment, and services for green energy projects.
  • Negotiate contracts, terms, and conditions with suppliers to ensure favorable agreements for the company.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand project requirements and align procurement activities with project timelines.
  • Monitor market trends, assess supplier capabilities, and identify cost-saving opportunities in the procurement process.
  • Implement sustainable procurement practices, considering environmental and social impacts in supplier selection and sourcing decisions.
  • Accountable for driving toward a zero exception procure to pay process.
  • Ensure that procurement activity is ethical and adheres to the Project Procurement Policy.
  • Adherence to Aecon preferred supplier sourcing footprint.
  • Create purchase orders in SAP, ensuring accuracy in material master usage.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Business, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in procurement
  • Strong negotiation skills and a proven ability to secure advantageous deals with suppliers.
  • Knowledge of sustainable procurement practices and a commitment to environmental responsibility.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain effective supplier relationships.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.)
  • Relevant certifications such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (SCMP dedication) is a plus.
  • Self-starter who approaches his/her work with a sense of urgency.
  • Able to handle multiple competing tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Technical understanding of SAP.


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.

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