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Date:  Jun 7, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  A6N Indigenous JV's & Pre-Construction

Position Title:  Project Controls Analyst

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?
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 predictive analytics for our Utilities projects. 


What You'll Do Here:    

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


What You Will Bring to the Team:     

  • Good knowledge of the “Earned Value” principles. 
  • Experience in data analytics tools including but not limited to advanced MS Excel, Power Query, SAP, and Power Platform (Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate).
  • Experience in automating data flow and setting up data pipelines would be an asset.
  • Knowledge/ experience in using SQL & Python would be an asset.
  • 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 two and three (2 to 3) years of related experience. 
  • Good knowledge of cost engineering/cost control. 
  • Strong organizational skills 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 and Utilities 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 and open to travel.
  • 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.


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