Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Systems

Bid Manager - Rail

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.



Purpose Overview

Want to work at Aecon? Aecon is well-positioned in the Canadian marketplace as an industry leader in the development and construction of infrastructure. We have a roster of ongoing major projects here and abroad, record backlog diversified across multiple sectors and duration, and a robust pipeline of future project pursuits. We are in a strong market position, but we are ultimately aiming higher. 


We aim to be the partner-of-choice for end-to-end delivery of integrated Urban Transportation Systems. Our reputation for delivering timely, safe and reliable systems is bringing us there. Our multi-disciplinary, innovative teams have a reputation of excellence for projects in Canada and abroad. Aecon is seeking a Bid Manager to join the Urban Transportation Systems team for future projects.


Key Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the closing and submission of bids (e.g. commercial terms, execution strategy, schedule, etc.)
  • Assigns resources (e.g. estimators and support personnel) to produce the required bid deliverables in an orderly manner
  • Responsible for recommendations to management on how best to proceed with bid request
  • In conjunction with management, develops strategic and competitive approaches
  • Engagement of legal team to confirm that the contract accurately reflects the Aecon bid.  Identify risks and ensure necessary precautions are implemented to manage exposure
  • Leads all bid meetings
  • Engagement of any Third Parties necessary to support Aecon’s bid
  • Review and assess estimates and resource requirements developed by discipline estimators
  • Manage and coordinate input from partners
  • Oversee document management throughout the bid process 
  • Collect and assemble technical, commercial and required marketing documents
  • Coordinate with Aecon departments to develop critical proposal material (where applicable)
  • Summarize and present as necessary the proposal and estimate details to senior management to obtain required approvals (e.g. CRC, PRC, Board of Directors, etc.)
  • Develop formal presentations of proposals, upon being short-listed and called in to present directly to the client
  • Participate in P3 Industry forums, conferences, and functions where appropriate
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with clients, consultants, partners and subcontractors
  • Train, mentor, and develop the bid team
  • Travel as required to work with JV partners to develop and close bid submissions
  • Present all relevant documentation required for Project Handover and participate in handover process
  • Communicate immanent award to other Aecon divisions that assisted with the proposal or were carried in the estimate

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 7-10 years of experience in the construction industry
  • Experience in rail industry is considered a strong asset
  • University Degree, College Diploma or Trades Background– or equivalent experience
  • P.Eng or C.E.T designation considered an asset
  • Thorough understanding of construction methodologies and practices
  • Strong estimating background with capital projects
  • Experience managing large Fixed Price projects
  • Exceptional organizational and leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good understanding of collective agreements and experience working with trade unions
  • Strong computer skills – MS Excel / Word / Project, P6 and estimating software.
  • Ensure you have or are able to obtain required security clearances


Necessary Competencies

  • Business Acumen – have substantial construction industry knowledge and experience
  • Customer Focus – have a good understanding of how Aecon’s clients operate
  • Composure – Must work well under extreme pressure and deadlines
  • Time Management – Must be able to manage many things at once and bring everything in on time
  • Attention to Detail – Must be methodical, process oriented, detailed, accurate and timely
  • Organizing – arranges data in a useful manner with end goal in mind
  • Creativity -    can come up with new and unique value-added ideas for bids


If you are interested in this future opportunity, please apply now to this job posting. If your background and experience aligns with our Bid Manager requirements, a member from our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you to discuss this opportunity in more detail!


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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