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Date:  Feb 2, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Nuclear

Position Title:  Director, Project Controls

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!


About Us

As part of an alliance agreement Aecon Nuclear has been awarded a contract with Ontario Power Generation to support the Darlington New Nuclear Project (DNNP). Beginning in 2023 Aecon will support the validation phase design, procurement, early site preparation and site mobilization scope for the Construction of the Unit 1 Small Modular Reactor at the Darlington site.


Reporting to the Project Director the Project Controls Director has the responsibility for establishing and implementing the processes, standards, and expectations for how we conduct the business of Project Controls across DNNP.


What is the Opportunity?

  • Work Management for cost, schedule, risk management and analytics disciplines for both for prime and subcontracts.
  • Responsibility for overall project controls lifecycle including but not limited to planning, trending, look-ahead, monitoring and closeout.
  • Cost control including estimate to budget transformation, cost engineering, field data capture, variation analysis, budget management and change control.
  • Planning and scheduling including summary/management visuals, overall project schedules, readiness preparation, site logistics, sequence visualizations, internal and external interface both pre and during execution.
  • Development and update of standard and ad-hoc project reporting.
  • Accountable for the staffing and performance of all project controls personnel.


What You Bring to the Team?

  • University degree in a construction related field or equivalent relevant experience.
  • 17+ years experience working with engineering and construction management principles and practices and the associated flow of design and construction project management.
  • Significant knowledge of all project management functions, including procurement, materials control, contract administration and project accounting.
  • Capacity to determine program objectives and requirements and to develop standards and guides for diverse technical or administrative activities.
  • Ability to establish program policies and procedures and evaluate their effectiveness.
  • A distinct results orientation combined with outstanding communication, interpersonal and team building skills.
  • Extensive knowledge software related to estimating, cost management and planning. Experience with SAP, InEight Estimate and Primavera P6 considered a strong asset.
  • Extensive knowledge of a variety of estimating methods and techniques as well as earned value management system.
  • Working knowledge of design and construction practices. Experience in green field infrastructure developments is preferred.
  • Ability to recognize potential changes and support the activities related to pursue and incorporate the variations into the contract.
  • Strong understanding of various contracts structures. Previous participation in IPDs or reimbursable schemes preferred.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective monitoring and control systems and carry them to the intended conclusions to meet goals for the program.
  • Provide supervisory guidance to project personnel.
  • Ensure that all employees are fully trained for the function they are expected to fulfill.
  • Travel as necessary


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.