Date:  Sep 4, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Project Controls Analyst

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Position Overview
Faster. Smarter. Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. We simply do it better. We are Ontario’s premier utility contractor and are ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider. 


Reporting to the Sr.Manager- Project Controls, the Project Controls Analyst will be responsible for providing project controls support to ongoing projects and supporting the company’s estimating and construction teams to ensure that the company’s project controls system is properly implemented and utilized. This role will involve development and maintenance of data, dashboards, KPI's and predicitve analytics for our Utilities projects. 


Key Responsibilities    

  • Participate in developing, establishing and maintaining the company’s project cost control systems. 
  • Assist the project team in setting up the project WBS, project cost codes, and the project baseline Budget. 
  • Monitor the project performance and ensure that the project controls system is properly implemented. 
  • Train the project team on how to implement and maintain the prescribed change management procedures. 
  • Provide Aecon management team with all the required project controls summary reports and analyses. 
  • Review the project contract and ensure that all the contract conditions (invoicing, reporting and all related issues) are applied and fulfilled when setting up the project within Aecon’s project controls system. 
  • Participate in setting up and controlling the project structure(WBS) and related cost structure (CBS). 
  • Participate in the coordination between estimating and site to ensure that the project controls system is properly implemented. 
  • Monitor the change management system on site by making sure that the project staff understands the system and how the changes should be managed and tracked on site and within Aecon’s systems. 
  • Ensure that the project site staff and crew understands the cost code structure of the project and that they are charging their expended hours to the correct codes. 
  • Review and analyze the project controls reports (i.e. progress and productivity) with the Project Controls Lead and the project team and suggest corrective actions to maintain expected performance and productivity (target PF=1). 
  • Review and analyze the project scheduling and cost reports and suggest corrective actions to maintain the project within planned cost and schedule. 
  • Prepare and update project cash flows as required throughout the project life-cycle. 
  • Supervise and mentor developing Project Controls Analysts. 
  • Assist the project manager in preparing project monthly reports and forecasting. 
  • Assist the project scheduler and the project team in preparing, reviewing and maintaining the project schedule.


Required Knowledge & Experience    

  • Good knowledge of the “Earned Value” principles. 
  • Strong computer skills - MS Office, MS Access, SAP and Power BI Applications
  • Experience developing dashboards, KPIS and analytics in support of business operational excellence. 
  • Design, develop and establish key reporting standards.
  • Ability to read schedules and scheduling curves/reports. 
  • Between three and five (3 to 5) years of related experience. 
  • Good knowledge of cost engineering/cost control. 
  • Strong organizational skills in order to handle multiple tasks within a high-pressure work site environment. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees. 
  • Willingness for continuous learning and advancement of technical knowledge.
  • Detail oriented and customer focused. 
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skill. 
  • Hydro experience considered an asset. 
  • Post-secondary education - Bachelor of Science (Engineering discipline) or C.E.T.; Bachelor of Commerce.
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet deadlines 
  • Valid driver’s license


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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