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Date:  Sep 15, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Telecommunications

Position Title:  Project Designer

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


What is the Opportunity?

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 Designer to help us get there!


Reporting to the Project Manager the Project Designer will be responsible for all facets of design for our existing and perspective Utility clients.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Complete design drawings and calculations that satisfy all the applicable code and regulation requirements (ESA, CEC, CSA, Etc.).
  • Assist in the preparation of design schedules, material / labor estimates, permit applications and construction packages.
  • Conduct pre-design inspections, worksite visits and construction support.
  • Assist with the preparation of reports regarding the status and results of completed and in-progress design projects.
  • Prepare technical reports as required by the client and project team.
  • Utilize various utility design software and tools.
  • Liaises with clients, contractors, field staff and other stakeholders.
  • Performs other duties as required.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering (or equivalent).
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience designing and drafting OH & UG electrical distribution systems.
  • Registration as an E.I.T. with the P.E.O is considered an asset.
  • CET certified or CET eligible is preferred. 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Proven people and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Strong computer skills required – experience with AutoCAD software, Bentley MicroStation / ProjectWise, SAP, SpidaCalc, AGi32 streetlighting software and 3-D software experience is considered an asset.
  • Ability to travel for projects (Valid G driver’s license and access to a vehicle is required).
  • Proven ability to take initiative and leadership.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Hybrid split week work from home / office model.



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 Act during any step of the application process please click here.