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Date:  Jun 9, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Human Resources

Position Title:  Project Controls Manager

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!


Key Responsibilities


Project Controls Systems & Tools

  • Set project controls guidelines and responsibilities within a business unit or Project Execution Plan, as well as implement tools and systems necessary to effectively and proactively manage, control, and report on earned value management, cashflow, cost, revenue, forecasting and schedule (progress and projection) for projects
  • Provide guidance to project controls and operations/project management teams to recognize emerging issues, leverage lessons learned and drive toolset/process adoption, ensure accuracy of key project metrics in a timely manner, and adherence to corporate guidelines and best practices
  • Collaborate with Estimating, Operations and Finance personnel to develop methodologies that will enhance accuracy of project level financial forecasting

Project Setup

  • Attend and contribute to Handover and Kick-Off meetings
  • Provide project controls input on the commercial, administrative and reporting requirements during project setup
  • Collaborates with Estimating, Operations and Finance in project setup to ensure best practices are followed and project team requirements are set


  • Oversees scheduling functions to ensure projects meet standards and target completion dates
  • Oversees the management of the progression of the Schedule throughout the project life-cycle
  • Oversees contributions to the Baseline Schedule
  • Manage the administrative procedures relating to Schedule updates
  • Oversee all schedule analysis and forecasting reporting
  • Contribute to all change management scheduling activities

Progress & Cost Tracking

  • Conducts detailed review and analysis of project performance control and reporting to understand and articulate key metrics and trending
  • Ensure management is provided with timeline review and progress of all projects and activity including completion of monthly project status report and forecasting reporting and endorse suggested corrective actions to maintain the project within planned cost and schedule
  • Ensures that tracking and forecasting, progress monitoring, cost reporting meet specific project requirements
  • Reviews and approves all project controls reporting
  • Ensures the preparation and updating of project cash flows and forecasting as required throughout the project life-cycle

Scope & Change Management

  • Oversees and supports project change management, including subcontractor claims, change requests, claims and dispute resolution

Risk Management

  • Identifies commercial risks and develops mitigation measures to ensure project control deliverables
  • Identify opportunities of Project Controls improvement for management review and consideration
  • Contribute to Risk Mitigation Plan
  • Collaborate on commercial Risk Identification and Assessment activities

People Management

  • Creates and maintains a culture and environment that is open and respectful
  • Hire, supervise, coach, develop and mentor project controls personnel (ie Project Controls Specialist, Lead, Cost Controller, Planner / Scheduler)
  • Communicates with Senior Leadership to ensure adequate resources are provided


  • Key partner to Estimators, Project Managers, Operations teams and Senior Leadership
  • Communicates with external clients, client groups and partners, vendors and subcontractors as required


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in Business or Engineering, or equivalent
  • 10-15 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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