Date:  Apr 30, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Project Coordinator, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)

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.  Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Project Coordinator, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) to help us get there!

Reporting to the GM, Hydrovac & Drills, the Project Coordinator, Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) will be responsible for assisting the GM, Hydrovac & Drills in the provisioning of Horizontal Directional drilling activities to our construction projects, including coordination of scheduling, labour resourcing, tooling, PPE, repairs, training, sub-contractor deployment, operational administration, reporting, data management, fleet optimization, etc.  


Key Responsibilities 

  • Supports the development and maintenance of optimal rig scheduling / crew assignment.
  • Assists in the coordination of equipment maintenance, repairs, safety certifications.
  • Coordinates provisioning of inventory, tooling, consumables, and PPE and associated budgeting.
  • Assists in timesheet validation / input.
  • Monitors and maintains accurate daily equipment reporting and utilization.
  • Assists in accuracy of associated daily fleet / staff cost allocations.
  • Coordinates technical support to crews to resolve issues.
  • Coordinates the administration of Subcontractor prequalification’s and Subcontractor agreements.
  • Assists in administrative due diligence as appropriate for Subcontractors.
  • Supports and drives adherence to Preferred Vendors / Preferred Supplier protocols.
  • Supports and drives adherence to proper and complete procurement process protocols. (PO’s, Invoicing, Packing Slips, Goods Receipt, Blocked Invoices, Material Master)
  • Assists in staff on-boarding, and annual orientation, and training.
  • Assists in monitoring and actioning opportunities for improvement in the areas of speeding, driving exceptions, idling and bulk fuel use.
  • Assists in monitoring and actioning opportunities for improvement in the areas of pre-planning, locates, daylighting, productivity, site delays and downtime.
  • Supports the coordination of sucker truck use where appropriate.
  • Assists in incident investigation and reporting activities, and the implementation of corrective actions.
  • Assist crews in the implementation of IT solutions and associated hardware.
  • Assists in collecting and actioning innovation and process improvement ideas from the crews.
  • Assists in the maintenance of all applicable training and certification records in SuccessFactors.
  • Assists in field safety inspections of HDD crews.


Required Knowledge and Experience 

  • Post-secondary education – Diploma / Degree
  • Past HDD Operator / locator experience an asset
  • Experience in the utility construction industry an asset
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Adaptable to flexible work schedule when required to meet work demands
  • 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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