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Date:  Feb 11, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Oil & Gas

Position Title:  General Foreperson

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!


What is the Opportunity?
Under the general direction of the Operations Manager, the General Foreperson will assist in the supervision, coordination and scheduling of construction activities on project construction site and/or supervise a small construction project in compliance with the contract and the job cost estimate and ensures all the work is completed safely to acceptable standards of quality and workmanship.


What You’ll Do Here:
•    Maintain excellent relationships with client, engineers, consultants, subcontractors and public.
•    Responsible to ensure that all work is conducted in a safe manner in compliance with the Health   & Safety and Environmental policies.
•    Assist in developing, monitoring and updating of project schedule with the
Operations team. Ensure crews and subcontractors comply with project master schedule.

•    Plan and supervise the work of own forces and subcontractors on the project including determining methods of construction, manpower level materials, tools & equipment, rentals and work schedules.

•    Assume responsibility for productivity of trades and subcontractors, efficient use of materials and equipment and contractual performance of the project.
•    Ensure trades personnel complete all necessary training in areas of safety, quality assurance, technical qualifications, equipment operation and owner specified requirements.
•    Ensure project is constructed in compliance with drawings, specifications, project schedule and budget.

Interface with client representatives, design engineers, consultants, other contractors, etc.

•    Measure, monitor and ensure project is constructed in accordance with QA Programs and quality guidelines.
•    Maintain appropriate field documentation including safety records, daily progress reports, training records, T&E and rental records, manpower reports, owner support requests,  etc.
•    Participate in basic layout, preparation of work instructions, field engineering activities, etc.
•    Maintain lines and levels – verify as built conditions.

•    Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

•    Direct project personal, hourly trades and subcontractors in the execution of their assigned duties.

•    Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.


What You Bring to the Team:
•    Education to include a technical college diploma or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.
•    Minimum 5 years construction and subcontractor supervision experience; preference to individuals with a geothermal/geoexchange/resource drilling background. 
•    Ability to successfully supervise a geoexchange drilling project.

Knowledge of drill rigs and repair and preventative maintenance thereof.
•    Knowledge of all aspects of construction such as; technology, equipment, methods, engineering, cost control, scheduling and safety requirements.
•    Good communication, organizational and supervisory skills are essential.
•    Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Teams, Excel, and Outlook.

•   Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.


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.