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Date:  May 25, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Director, Technical

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!  


Company operating name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business legal name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business address: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6

Title of position: Technical Director

Number of positions: 1

NOC: NOC 00015 – Senior managers – construction, transportation, production, and utilities  

Location of Work: Toronto, Ontario with work required throughout the greater Toronto area

Office Location: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6. May be required to work at other offices throughout the Greater Toronto Area

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent position

Employment Conditions: Day, Morning, Evening

Start Date: As soon as possible

Travel Requirements: Travel will be required to Aecon’s sites throughout Ontario

Language: Must speak, read, and write in English


Key Responsibilities

Reporting to the Project Director or Bid Director in the Civil East Operating Sector, the Technical Director will be responsible and accountable for ensuring designs are compliant, safe, meet the delivery/constructability needs of construction, and are most cost efficient from a total project cost perspective.


Pre-bid Phase

  • Participation in the review and selection of potential design consultancy groups to provide Design services on Design and Build projects.


Project Bid Phase

  • Co-ordinate with the Project Director and bid team to ensure all technical requirements and design information is received, coordinated, understood and managed.
  • Selection of the appropriate design, product or techniques to deliver innovative solutions to projects.
  • Ensuring the contract requirements are clear, deliverable and achievable. Input into contract negotiations with the client on Technical matters.
  • Assist in preparation of Bid submission documents.
  • Participation in Procurement strategy reviews.
  • On P3 projects, interact in value engineering workshops with Operation and Maintenance teams to develop overall project lowest cost solutions over the concession lifetime.
  • Managing design/technical consultants and services during the project bid phase including:
    • Ensuring design is to the necessary detail to support estimating groups.
    • Ensuring value engineering is undertaken to ensure the lowest possible cost design solution that is compliant, safe and meets construction needs.
    • Co-ordinating constructability reviews with Bid team to ensure integration between design, construction and estimating teams.
    • Carrying out risk/opportunity reviews to ensure design is optimal.
    • Ensuring all design deliverables are understood and scheduled to comply with contract review processes, utilities, stakeholders, permitting, procurement and construction schedule requirements.
    • Monitoring performance of consultants and managing contracts through the bid phase.
    • Participation in the negotiation of Agreements for provision of design services in the Post contract award phase including:
      1. Developing payment schedules with appropriate incentive mechanisms.
      2. Identification of performance management metrics.
      3. Detailed deliverable schedules that will meet contract review procedure, permitting, procurement and construction needs.


Post Award Phase

  • Ensure all technical requirements are met and delivered in a timely manner.
  • Ensure effective management of communications with the owner and other stakeholders including municipalities, utility companies and regulatory authorities.
  • Ensure that the designers deliver a quality product, on schedule and meeting the expectations set at bid stage.
  • Provide advice on identification of design/technical changes/issues and input into the Change Management process.
  • Input into Procurement planning, estimating, and reforecasting.
  • Oversight of the design/commissioning activities to ensure attestation that construction is in accordance with design.
  • Participation in lessons learned workshops in relation to technical issues.



Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Engineering degree required.
  • Masters degree would be considered an asset.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in working in a Tier One Contractor team on major design build projects.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working in a contactor team on major rail or urban transit projects looking after technical issues.
  • 2-3 years’ experience supervising and overseeing design consultants.
  • 2-3 years’ experience on construction mega projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of construction engineering, construction process, sequencing and value engineering.
  • five to ten years’ experience with the construction of transit infrastructure, including civil, drainage, Bridges, Tunnels and Rail Systems.
  • Must possess sound judgement, highly developed management, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English. French will be an asset.


Necessary Competencies

  • Commitment to Safety ensuring engineering design and constructability can be done in a method that minimizes risk.
  • Financial acumen with ability to translate and analyze engineering choices to the bottom-line including scenario planning and recovery planning.
  • Stakeholder Management
    • Global perspective and cultural awareness,
    • Strong demonstrated ability to influence with and without direct authority,
    • High degree of emotional intelligence, strong self-awareness,
    • Organization Savviness, ability to effectively maneuver through complex political situations, anticipate issues and plan an approach accordingly.
  • Negotiation & Influencing
    • Negotiates service and/or direction with executives, partners and clients to achieve a desired outcome for Aecon.
  • Command skills to sell ideas and set direction.  Incumbents must be able to initiate difficult and unpopular discussions to deal with complex choices and dilemmas.
  • Adaptive Thinking
    • Critical thinking capability by applying sound analysis and logical reasoning to evaluate ideas, decisions and outcomes.  Able to properly evaluate the quality of evidence and reasoning, then draw appropriate conclusions.
    • Open to incorporate innovative and new solutions into the design to maximize the outcome.
  • Project & Performance Management
    • Establishes desired outcomes for initiatives and projects and ensures effective delivery of agreed deliverables.
  • Decision Making
    • Makes sound decisions involving the most complex information and dynamic situations.
    • Demonstrates sound judgment.
    • Effective risk orientation to complement business performance – curious and innovative.
  • Character
    • Integrity, Humility, Transparency,
    • Courage, Drive,
    • Energy, Passion,
    • Builds effective teams,
    • Optimizes work processes.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Target Base Salary - $170,000 - $210,000 /year CAD, 37.5 hours/week,
  • Health benefits, such as prescription drug, medical services, dental and vision, and emergency out-of-country coverage, administered through our carrier, Canada Life,
  • Income replacement benefits such as short and long term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance,
  • Investment plans, such as a Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Group Registered Retirement savings Plan (RRSP), Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP),
  • Employee and family wellness tools, as offered through our Employee Assistance Program,
  • Vacation and other paid and unpaid leaves of absence programs,
  • Other benefits such as tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and subsidies,
  • Might be eligible to receive annual pay increases and bonuses in excess of 2% as determined by the company and consistent with current market standards,
  • Vehicle allowance or company vehicle plus gas card.


Working Conditions and Environment

  • Primary work location at Toronto office, Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6 with work and travel required throughout Ontario. May be required to work at other offices throughout the Greater Toronto Area
  • Project, training, and business-related travel required.
  • Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons


Contact Information and How to Apply:

Mail: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6

Telephone: 416-297-2600

Fax: 403-695-3090




Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.


Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.


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.


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