Date:  Dec 19, 2020

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Contract Manager

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 

Reporting to the Vice President, Estimating and PMO, the Contracts Manager will support our Estimating and Project Management teams, and will be responsible for ensuring that key legal documents supporting construction activities are compliant and consistent with Aecon’s commercial Risk Management Policies, and are optimal and practical to each project opportunity.


Key Responsibilities

  • Formalize, document, and maintain Departmental / Divisional best practices and processes.
  • Incorporate / comply with Aecon’s risk management policies and procedures.
  • Provide comprehensive review of key legal documents during the bid stage.
  • Compile logs of all key commercial risk items and any variances to Aecon’s risk and financial policies and preferences.
  • Propose alternate contract language where required.
  • Collaborate with Estimating, PMO, Operations, Finance, Legal, Treasury, Taxation, Senior Management as appropriate.
  • Generate associated qualifiers and exceptions to support the tender period RFI process and bid submissions.
  • Assist in the coordination of post submission RFI’s related to commercial risk items.
  • Coordinate the execution of key legal documents.
  • Coordinate internal and external distribution as applicable.
  • Maintain all key document control and electronic filing.
  • Facilitate the development of internal and external Joint-venture agreements as required.
  • Facilitate the review, approval and execution of Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s), Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) and Letters of Intent (LOI’s).
  • Liaise with Estimating Coordination re: key Subcontractor Agreements as required.
  • Participate in Project Handover and Project Kick-off meetings as appropriate.
  • Perform all duties in compliance with Aecon’s current and applicable processes, templates, checklists and tools.
  • Support the development of project Contract Management Plans as appropriate.
  • Support the administration of Contract Amendments affecting relevant Terms and Conditions.
  • Provide input into project Risk Register development as applicable.
  • Keeping appropriately current with applicable construction law.
  • Ensure adherence to appropriate Limits of Authority protocol.
  • Mentor and coach Estimating, PMO and Operational staff as may be required


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in Contract Management
  • Experienced in the Contract Administration process
  • Engineering or Business Degree (or equivalent combinations of training)
  • Professional Engineer designation (P.Eng.) an asset
  • Strong construction knowledge, with experience in Contract Management for a Contractor
  • Strong business acumen
  • Skills allow for working independently with little supervision
  • Prior Operational experience an asset
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable legal terminology, contract language interpretation, and Terms and Conditions
  • Self motivated with excellent organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word including “blackline” functionality, MS Excel)
  • Strong communication skills – oral and written are essential
  • Ability to work accurately, effectively under pressure
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work with others as a team



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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