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Date:  Sep 9, 2022

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Human Resources

Position Title:  Resourcing and Talent Attraction Specialist - GO Rail Expansion (RER)

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?

Aecon Concessions and Deutsche Bahn International Operations have formed a partnership to operate and maintain the Regional Express Rail (RER) network in the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area (GHTA), Canada.

The partnership will be called ONxpress Operations Inc and the combined experience and capability of the ONxpress partnership enable us to bring the international experience of designing, constructing, and operating rapid transit solutions in high-density population and urbanization locations.

Reporting directly to the Head of People Services, the Resourcing and Talent Attraction Specialist will be responsible for providing professional and client-focused support with a strong emphasis on talent sourcing strategies for all recruitment needs for the ONxpress Operations and Maintenance Company. The Resourcing and Talent Attraction Specialist will play a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent for ONxpress.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Conduct full life-cycle recruitment for all open roles for the ONxpress Operations and Maintenance Company. This includes sourcing, recruitment, screening resumes, conducting telephone screens, interviewing, reference checks, and composing and extending job offers.
  • Identify strategies and sourcing channels to build a pipeline of candidates. Establish connections, maintain and leverage a professional online and social media presence, and prospect talent through your network. Provide trusted advice to hiring managers by using diverse interviewing and assessment techniques to validate candidate experience levels.
  • Consult with hiring managers and provide updates on the labour market, candidate availability, sourcing methods, recruitment risks, relocation packages and more.
  • Develop best practice recruitment methods to attract diverse talent pools and educate hiring managers on unconscious bias.
  • Lead immigration process (e.g..,LMIA, C-10) for international hires.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with the business to understand and forecast recruitment needs and initiatives.
  • Assist and consult on the development of job descriptions and job postings.
  • Guide candidates throughout the recruitment process and ensure a smooth onboarding experience in partnership with the HR Business Partner (HRBP).
  • Identify opportunities for process-improvement.
  • Use recruitment data and metrics to gain valuable insights into recruitment trends and incorporate into overall recruitment strategies.
  • Work with recruitment agencies to find top tier candidates to hire for difficult to fill roles.


What You Bring to the Team: 

  • Post-secondary education in Human Resources or business-related area an asset.
  • 5+ years recruitment experience with at least 2 years leading end-to-end recruitment efforts.
  • Experience working in rail, mass or heavy transportation, construction, infrastructure, and or engineering is highly desirable.
  • International recruitment experience preferred.
  • Exceptional organization and emerging project management skills with proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including the ability to clearly communicate with various audiences, stakeholders and end users; this includes the ability to make recommendations and influence outcomes.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective relationships with team members as well as internal and external stakeholders.
  • Passion for and experience with diversity hiring initiatives.
  • Collaborative self-starter and creative problem solver. You strive to seek out opportunities for improvement and efficiency.
  • Familiarity with applicant tracking systems and experience successfully utilizing LinkedIn Recruiter and other social media platforms.


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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