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Date:  Aug 6, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Document Control Manager (Hybrid) - GO Rail Expansion (RER)

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?

We aim to be the partner-of-choice for end-to-end delivery of integrated Urban Transportation Systems. Our reputation for delivering timely, safe and reliable systems is bringing us there. Our multi-disciplinary, innovative teams have a reputation of excellence for projects in Canada and abroad


The Document Control Manager will be responsible for leading the document control team, and be the first point of contact for the client/project team with regards to Document Control for the Go Rail Expansion project. This is a dynamic opportunity to be part of a transformative infrastructure project! 

What You'll Do Here 

Document Control Function

  • Responsible for the functioning and operation of the EDMS system for the project.
  • Establishes distribution matrix to be used for document communication in EDMS.
  • Provides team members with training and guidance.
  • Sets document control guidelines and responsibilities within a business unit or project plan and ensures these are executed and followed appropriately.
  • Implements a document management team and system in line with the needs of the business unit and/or project requirements, including but not limited to project initiation for various projects. 
  • Define and implement the tools, systems, policies and procedures necessary to effectively manage document control requirements.
  • Establishes document management best practices and opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Develops and implements work processes and procedures such as Design/Engineering Document Control, Correspondence Control, Contract or Vendors Data Management, Standards Management, Project Standards and Document Numbering.
  • Designs and implements detailed work instructions to support the approved procedures.
  • Ensures all document management equipment (hardware, software, etc.) is maintained.
  • Turnover of deliverable documentation when required as defined in project procedures and/or Project Agreement.
  • If required, setting up hard copy filling system with wet signature hard copy filing.


  • Identifies and escalates potential issues and risk related to document control to Senior Management at the Aecon and/or JV Partner level.
  • Highlighting to project management immediately if defined processing targets cannot be met.
  • Communicates with partners, vendors, subcontractors, consultants clients and other third parties as required to ensure proper document management / control.

People Management

  • Creates and maintains a culture and environment that is open and respectful.
  • Hire, supervise, coach, develop and mentor document control staff across a project and/or business unit.
  • Communicates with Senior Leadership to ensure adequate resources to maintain efficient and timely processing of documentation.


What You Bring to the Team

  • Post-secondary education – Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ document control experience in a construction project/site environment with a minimum 5 years’ experience in a lead document control role.
  • Proven experience and ability in all aspects of the document control function (design, implementation & management), including document management/control systems, processes, procedures, software tools.
  • Natural leader and team builder who can build strong relationships quickly.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead document controls staff.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to clearly identify and articulate issues.
  • Proven problem solver with sound judgment who accepts ownership and accountability.
  • Ability to work effectively with all stakeholders (internal / external) 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong EDMS skills, including systems such as Sharepoint, Aconex, etc.


Necessary Competencies

  • High degree of emotional intelligence and self-awareness
  • Able to work with and communicate to senior leadership across Aecon and with JV partners, owner/clients, etc 

Stakeholder Management 

  • Communication in all forms, articulating the document control strategy in a meaningful and compelling way to all stakeholders. 

Adaptive Thinking 

  • Change Leadership. Ability and willingness to always challenge the status quo, in the interest of continuous improvement and the success of the function, project(s), business unit
  • 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.
  • Industry awareness while monitoring for emerging innovations in document control techniques/solutions

Strategic Orientation 

  • Solid depth/breadth of market knowledge. Strong understanding of document control requirements.  
  • Dealing with complexity 
  • Comfortable with complexity while incorporating appropriate levels of judgement when required

Successfully builds high performing teams

  • Motivates and build trust 
  • Delegates and drives accountability
  • Balanced decision making – allowing for discussion and collaboration but driving to decisions, driving accountability and ensuring there are lessons learned from all decisions  
  • Creates an open and diverse work environment 

Decision Making

  • Makes sound decisions involving complex information and dynamic situations
  • Demonstrates sound judgment
  • Curious and innovative

Character based Leadership 

  • Integrity, Humility, Transparency, Courage, Drive, Energy, Passion
  • Ambassador for the company internally and externally
  • Lives the Aecon leadership Expectations 


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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