Date:  Jul 19, 2021

Sherwood Park, AB, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Project Coordinator

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
Faster. Smarter. Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. We simply do it better. We are Ontario’s premier utility contractor and are ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider. 


Reporting to the Manager, Operations, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for providing coordination and support to various aspects of operations to ensure the efficient and profitable execution of the installation of underground utility infrastructure. This position will be located in Edmonton, AB and will require travel to various locations within AB. 


Key Responsibilities    

  • Responsible for project tracking tools, including tracking of design and construction schedules and estimates 
  • Provide support to Engineering Design for client update meetings and project management including tracking and reporting on various aspects of the telecommunications program 
  • Assist in the coordination, preparation and submission of as-built drawings and design drawings 
  • Monitor progress and assist in the provision of job cost reports to management on active projects 
  • Provide Management with data and project analysis 
  • Identify and assist in resolution of issues related to the above reports 
  • Track productivity, costs and progress on projects 
  • Liaise with, and inform Utilities on project schedule 
  • Provide data and input for month-end reconciliation 
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active and completed projects 
  • Provide support for meeting packages and reports preparation; track and follow up on Actions 
  • Provide project assurance support with understanding and completion of internal project reporting 
  • Participate in development of requirements for project management tools and processes 
  • Administer timesheet entry into SAP 
  • Liaise with clients, contractors and internal departments 
  • Other administrative duties as required 
  • Conduct regular field inspections regarding the quality and safety of work completed. 
  • Reports issues to the Operations Manager regarding financial performance, workload status, potential legal issues and potential opportunities. 
  • Assists the Operations Manager in the overall planning and scheduling to ensure that the Project is constructed in a timely and cost-effective manner. 
  • Maintains personal contact with major clients and suppliers. 
  • Maintains appropriate communications with owners, leadership and crews. 
  • Responsible for implementing and monitoring of the Company’s Safety and Environment Policies and QC and QA Plans. 
  • Facilitates a safe work culture, is accountable for the safety of the crew and must understand the legal liability of the role; ensuring crewmembers and sub-contractors apply the standards for safe working conditions and are fit for work each day. 
  • Ensures that all functions and operations on the job are in compliance with local legislative requirements. 
  • Ensures that sub-contractors are working in compliance with both Aecon and TELUS safety and standards requirements. 
  • Ensures that Company policies and project procedures are being adhered to.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Ensures/tracks the performance and quality(safety, financial and technical standards) of sub-contractors. 
  • Assesses competency and capability of tradespersons; evaluating crew capability and benchmarking to others to ensure that the crew meets required levels of quality. 
  • Communicates status of the job to crew members and leadership. 
  • Provide ongoing coaching and training of technicians and subcontractors. 


Required Knowledge and Experience  

  • Prior experience in a similar role within the utility engineering/construction industry 
  • Experience in telecommunication design 
  • Advance computer skills with a variety of software including Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail in a fast paced environment 
  • Sef-motivated, ability to learn new skills, assume new responsibilities and work cooperatively in a team environment 
  • Demonstrated effective decision-making skills while under limited supervision 
  • Understanding of current best-practice project management techniques 
  • Excellent safety and attendance record and previously demonstrated strong safety awareness 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Proven people and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals 
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering, C.E.T. or equivalent an asset 
  • Experience with MS Project or P6,MS Access, and Auto CAD or Microstation software would be a strong asset 
  • Specific software knowledge in Network X would be an asset 
  • Must be able to lift and maneuvers standard survey equipment in the 10 to 20 kg range


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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