Date:  Jan 11, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Project Designer, Co-Op

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 Student to help us get there!


Aecon Utility Engineering (AUE) a division focusing on engineering design and management, employing more than 100 engineers, technicians, project managers and clerical staff. AUE’s design expertise covers the full spectrum of underground and overhead design and project management services for all types of utility construction including Oil & Gas Transmission, Distribution, and Storage, Hydro Electric Distribution and Transmission, Telecommunications, and District Energy Systems.


Reporting to the Senior Manager of Hydro Distribution and/or Telecommunications, the Project Designer, Co-Op will be responsible for assisting in all facets of design for our existing and perspective Utility clients.


Note, this is a 12 - 16 month Co-Op position starting in May 2021.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assist with the completion of design calculations and drawings that satisfy all the applicable code and regulation requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of schedules, estimates and construction packages.
  • Maintain files and correspondence on active and completed projects.
  • Assist in the coordination, and submission of as-built drawings.
  • Gather field information and assist in the preparation of project bill of materials.
  • Administrative duties such as filing, typing, copying, binding, scanning and plotting.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required.
  • Travel to site locations will be required.


Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering (Third Year Preferred).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills. 
  • Proven people and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals. 
  • Proven ability to utilize current technologies, i.e. computer skills. 
  • Proven ability to take initiative and leadership. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • AutoCAD skills would be an asset.


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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