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Date:  Sep 14, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Aecon Group Inc

Position Title:  Continuous Improvement Manager

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!


Position Overview:


The Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager is responsible for evolving and enhancing operational excellence, business processes, and driving value across the organization.  Including:


  • Support sectors, project teams, and departments with improvement projects to optimize work.
  • Work with sector CI leads to identify improvement and support opportunities.  
  • Proactively train, support, and sustain Lean thinking, process improvement and a value focused employee culture. 
  • Lead and support organization-wide value-add data capture utilizing MS Power Automate/Bi analytics tools. 
  • Support organizational-wide continuous improvement program efforts. 

Key Responsibilities:


  • Process improvement enabler that facilitates business case, works with teams to establish charter/improvement purpose, guide logistics and preparation requirements, facilitates implementation and works with team to complete improvement projects and data capture.
  • Facilitate and coach teams with active work studies to support workplace assessments, behavior-based analysis, and process improvement.
  • Employs lean tools and methodologies to resolve problems and improve existing operations and processes.
  • Work with sector CI leads, functional departments, and corporate communications to socialize and institutionalize work improvements.
  • Work with project teams to improve operations work, troubleshoot issues, and inject lean thinking such as defining value and Conditions of Satisfaction, Root Cause Analysis, and a metrics-based approach to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Analyze existing work practices to identify waste and work with teams to establish clear productivity measures to monitor and improve. 
  • Work with project teams to review cost reports and production techniques to identify key metrics and improvement opportunities.

Required Knowledge and Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in process engineering, construction management, engineering, or related fields preferred.
  • Demonstrated, proven track record of deploying lean methods including Value Stream Mapping, Root Cause Analysis, and Visual Management required.
  • Experience of working in Industrial, construction, manufacturing or similar environment is required. 
  • Able to guide and support change management planning for larger improvement efforts. 
  • Capable of utilizing Microsoft data capture and analytical tools such as Power BI preferred. 
  • Experience deploying lean construction methods such as Last Planner System and Choosing by Advantages on projects preferred.
  • Associated General Contractor Lean-CM Certification preferred.
  • Able to work with large cross functional teams to facilitate improvement efforts.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.


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.