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Date:  Jun 17, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Lead, Project Designer

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 responsibly 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?

Faster. Smarter. Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Project Design Lead to help us get there!
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Design Lead tracks design packages for submission to the client. The Project Design Lead will communicate any delays in the design schedule to management proactively and find solutions to alleviate the issue(s). The successful candidate will also coordinate any design package submission or comments delays, and coordinate design review comments between Construction and Performance Team to the Designers to ensure closeout of comments in the design package.

What You'll Do Here:
• Track design packages for submission to the client and collaborate with document controllers for their timely delivery.
• Support the Project Manager in preparing a schedule that meets client expectations
• Communicate any delays in the design schedule proactively to the Project Manager and find solutions to mitigate; keep track of all delays and associated claims with design consultants.
• Communicate timelines and expectations with Project Designers and Project Technicians.
• Coordinate with Client’s document control team any design package submission or comments receipt delays.
• Coordinate design review comments between Project Engineers, Project Designers, and Project Technicians to ensure accurate closeout of comments in the design packages.
• Collect information on a weekly and monthly basis for updating the progress reports.
• Coordinate suppliers’ info with Design Team and ensure their delivery to the client.
• Coordinating design quality aspects with the team and help preparing for design quality audits with QA/QC.
• Promote any changes in the process that will improve efficiency and quality of design packages.
• Respond effectively to Project Designers and Project Technicians enquiries/requests in efforts to support design process.
• Assist design team to proceed on time as planned.
• Develop optimised solutions and reduce scopes for cost minimisation.
• Organize training between Project Designers and Project Technicians


What You Bring to the Team:
• Post-secondary education in Electrical/Civil Engineering or Architectural program would be an asset.
• Minimum five years of design experience with utility projects, specifically telecommunications, hydro, and gas.
• Minimum three years of managerial experience is required.
• Must be familiar with Hydro Make Ready packages and pole line analysis.
• High proficiency with AutoCAD software and experience customizing AutoCAD, scripts, tools, and menus.
• Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate with others a must.
• An understand of CSA and Hydro One standards is considered an asset.
• Substantial understanding of reviewing electrical/civil engineering drawings and site plans.
• Excellent safety and attendance record and previously demonstrated strong safety awareness.
• Strong understanding of municipality standards.


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.

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