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Date:  Jun 8, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Project Controls Director

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?

Aecon is seeking a Project Controls Director to join the Urban Transportations Solutions group to support dynamic, transit projects in Canada. We are proud to support projects that are committed to faster and more convenient travel, ultimately improving transportation experiences. This starts with bringing aboard the best possible team!


What You Will Do Here:

  • Overall responsibility for project’s compliance to Aecon’s Project Controls standards and applicable contract documents.
  • Establish and maintain the project’s integrated Project Controls systems, oversee the setting of the cost and schedule baseline.
  • Lead meetings focused on communicating project performance status to the wider project team.
  • Lead a team of Project Controls staff specializing in planning, scheduling, cost control, change management and risk management.
  • Support Project Managers in tracking overall project health; establish and maintain communication plan to ensure accurate and timely flow of information.
  • Provide input into the continuous improvement of Aecon’s Project Controls policies and guidelines.
  • Oversee analysis and reporting of project performance key metrics (e.g. CPI, SPI, key commodity tracking, etc.); propose corrective actions to maintain performance/productivity; provide timely alerts on adverse trends.
  • Implement and maintain an Earned Value Management plan to measure project performance, identify variances, and inform accurate forecasting.
  • Lead the development of project-specific Project Controls plans, documenting processes and procedures to be followed on the project.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a project-specific change management plan, ensuring compliance with contract conditions and Aecon’s standards.
  • Provide support to Commercial and Procurement teams on subcontractor claims assessment, client claims development, negotiations and dispute resolutions.
  • Provide commercial and technical expertise to support proposal development and provide commercial input into contractually defined project control requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to all contract conditions regarding Project Controls requirements, project set-up, monitoring and close-out.
  • Establish and maintain strong partnerships with client counterparts and joint venture stakeholders (where applicable).
  • Conduct annual performance reviews and provide constructive feedback; implement performance improvement plans as needed with support from HR.
  • Participate in project-level resource planning, utilization analysis and resource leveling; manage and maintain Project Controls staffing plan forecasts.
  • Develop a project specific Risk Management Plan for incorporation into the Project Controls Plan.
  • Establish cadence for risk reviews and lead risk review meetings to identify, evaluate and update risks that may have a cost and/or schedule impact.
  • Assist risk owners in establishing, implementing and tracking mitigating actions and contingency plans.
  • Establish quantitative risk analysis (QRA) cadence; oversee QRA and articulate the results and variance analysis to project leadership.

What You Bring To The Team:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business or Engineering, or equivalent.
  • 15+ years construction industry experience.
  • Proven experience and ability in planning, scheduling, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, estimating and cost control.
  • Strong knowledge of the “Earned Value Management” principles.
  • Ability to produce, read and modify schedules and scheduling curves/reports.
  • Natural leader and team builder who can build strong relationships quickly.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead project controls staff.
  • Proven strong analytical skills.
  • 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 levels of management and employees.
  • Detail oriented and customer focused.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Knowledge of SAP and required project controls software which may include Primavera, Hard Dollar, Accubid.


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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