Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Project Manager

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. We simply do it better. We are Ontario’s premier utility contractor and are ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider.

Reporting to the Vice President, Estimating & PMO, the Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that the project is completed safely, on schedule and in compliance with the contract schedule and project budgets, while maintaining positive relationships with Owners. The Project Manager also supports the successful acquisition and tendering of various projects


Key Responsibilities

  • Establish customer relations and business opportunities as a representative of the Company Support Estimating as required - attend pre-bid meetings; review tender documents for technical requirements and ensure bid compliance; provide various execution plans; close tenders with Estimating leadership. 
  • Responsible for the overall planning and scheduling of assigned projects including monitoring and reporting.
  •  Ensure that all functions and operations on assigned projects are executed in compliance with local legislative and labour requirements. 
  • Ensures that Company policies and procedures are followed in all aspects of project execution. Manages and coordinates projects within budgets. 
  • Prepare project cost status reports in terms of percent complete, cost to date, ECAC, Rev, Margin, etc. 
  • Identify project concerns proactively and alert management of potential risks on assigned projects.
  •  Develop a plan to minimize and mitigate project impacts. 
  • Monitors the overall progress of the project on a constant basis and takes corrective action where necessary. 
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and reduce risk through managing scope and contract change. Ensuring all scope and contract changes are submitted and approved by the customer. Responsible for implementing and monitoring of the Company’s Safety Policy and Program. Responsible for implementing and monitoring of the Company’s Quality Assurance Program and related requirements.
  •  Manpower acquisition Equipment Management Material procurement (specialty items) Responsible for management of all aspects of subcontractor work execution and contracts. Preparation of billings 
  • Assist in the collection of outstanding payments EPC Projects – direct/oversee engineers and interface with Joint Venture Partners
  • Carry out site safety inspections 
  • Provide supervisory guidance to site superintendents 
  • Performance management of assigned staff – coordinators, planners, controls analysts, etc. 
  • Available to travel to and/or locate at project assignments across Ontario and beyond as required
  • Project assigned Project Coordinators PMO 
  • Project assigned Projects Controls – Analysts; Planner/Schedulers 
  • Project assigned Administrators & Clerks 
  • Superintendents, Forepersons, Trades 
  • Indirect oversight of Field Safety and Field QA staf

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of industry experience 
  • Technical background with professional accreditation (P.Eng./ CET) or equivalent industry experience 
  • Piping/Mechanical/Electrical general knowledge 
  • Read, analyze and interpret technical design drawings 
  • Contracts - Commercial knowledge 
  • Negotiating skills, composure under pressure 
  • Scheduling experience and analysis skills 
  • Cost analysis, control and reporting 
  • Supervision/personnel experience 
  • Computer proficiency 
  • Written/oral communications 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Problem solving and organizational skills


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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