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Date:  Sep 19, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Communications Specialist

Build Your Career at Aecon
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!


What is the Opportunity?

Aecon’s Corporate Communications & Marketing Team produces compelling and strategic digital and print content to inform, engage, and connect Aecon’s people, clients, partners, and communities. With multiple offices and sites across the company, keeping everybody strategically aligned and up to date in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment is a huge challenge – and we thrive on it. We also lead the way when it comes to building and maintaining a strong and consistent brand through a wide range of marketing collateral for both internal and external audiences. And when it’s in-person, virtual, or hybrid event time, this is the go-to team for conference agenda development and event logistics for corporate functions of all sizes and scopes.


Do you have a passion for strategic communications? Are you hyper-organized and experienced in delivering strategic programs in corporate environments leveraging your exceptional communications and project management skills? Then this hybrid Communications Specialist (Civil) role is for you! We’re looking for adynamic self-starter with a gold-star attitude and desire to succeed as a valued team member dedicated to supporting one of our most dynamic operating sectors – our Civil (East) group –which has a diverse portfolio of projects, including the once-in-a-generation Gordie Howe International Bridge.


Reporting directly to the Senior Manager, Corporate Communications & Marketing, this role functionally supports Aecon’s Civil (East) sector through effective communications strategy and content development and proven project management delivery.


What You'll Do Here

  • Lead the development and on-time delivery of all strategic comms/marketing assets and event deliverables for Aecon’s Civil (East) operating sector, leveraging both digital and print production and developed in partnership with sector leads and internal/external partners.
  • Ensure universal strategic alignment to business objectives for each deliverable through a multi-tiered, multi-pronged comms plan, leveraging both digital and print content development, from ideation through development and execution to measurable outcomes.
  • Liaise daily with Aecon’s Civil sector team and project partners to support and drive content ideation and development.
  • Research, write, and edit original content and scripts to support Aecon’s internal/external delivery channels.
  • Schedule, organize, and host related virtual and in-person events and awareness-building information sessions and forums.
  • Develop and manage program metrics and dashboards (i.e. click rates/tracking/polling/surveys).
  • Provide additional communications support to Sector Lead as needed.


What You Bring to the Team

  • University degree or diploma in communications, public relations, journalism, or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years of business communications experience, preferably within a digitally focused role.
  • Demonstrated experience in comms program development.
  • Exceptional written/oral communications skills and storytelling lens; ability to take complex ideas and transition into clear, compelling content and meaningful messaging.
  • Demonstrated event planning, logistics and delivery experience.
  • Ability to successfully plan and execute multiple priorities with tight deadlines and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Experience and maturity in dealing with sensitive matters and strong business acumen to enable tactful problem-solving and collaborative-driven solutions.
  • Ability to lead as a dedicated contributor within a larger team environment, be open-minded, and embrace feedback and direction from others.
  • Thorough grasp of Microsoft Office suite of products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint).
  • Creative knowledge and experience with Canva.
  • Knowledge of key Adobe Creative Cloud tools, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, is considered an asset.
  • Must have a valid Class G licence and access to a vehicle for travel to job sites, as required.


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. If you require accommodation during any step of the application process, please click here.