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Date:  Jun 5, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Design Manager

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 Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country.


We are looking for a Design Manager for a mega infrastructure project in the GTA who will be responsible for the preparation, implementation, and enforcement of the Design Management Plan.  The incumbent will coordinate all designs produced by the design team to ensure the design meets the requirements set out in the agreement.


What You’ll Do Here:  

  • Implement and execute Safe by Design Principles across all design activities
  • Manage the delivery of all project-related design activities to successfully deliver various discipline designs in compliance with schedule and budget for a highly complex project
  • Responsible for design, integration and interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams to deliver the specified technical requirements and schedules
  • Develop and maintain the design management plans, the requirements traceability matrix, and lead the preparation of the Interface Control Documents
  • Coordinate of all technical interfaces, the review technical documentation of each sub-systems involved in the dedicated interfaces and the participate to Change Control Process of sub-systems engineering activities
  • Ensure compliance of contractual requirements at all stages (design, integration, validation) including all temporary works and staging
  • Manage and facilitate interfaces between all disciplines and the temporary works designer
  • Able to evaluate design changes for impacts to schedule, costs, requirements and interfaces
  • Interface with theproject team, as required, to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate the handover between disciplines, testing and commissioning activities
  • Carry out all engineering administration following company policies and procedures.
  • Assist with design agreement
  • Assist with interfacing with various disciplines internal to the project team such as estimators, operations staff, technical writers


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • P. Eng is an asset
  • 10+ years of heavy civil construction bridge project experience
  • Previous design management and integration experience on major infrastructure projects as a Design Manager
  • Understanding of construction means and methods, including staging and temporary works
  • Potential to perform in a lead capacity, manage engineering staff and third-party design subcontracts
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and apply continuous improvement principles


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.

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