Date:  Jun 10, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA Montreal, QC, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Systems

Scheduler - Rail & Transit

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

Want to work at Aecon? Aecon is well-positioned in the Canadian marketplace as an industry leader in the development and construction of infrastructure. We have a roster of ongoing major projects here and abroad, record backlog diversified across multiple sectors and duration, and a robust pipeline of future project pursuits. We are in a strong market position, but we are ultimately aiming higher. 


We aim to be the partner-of-choice for end-to-end delivery of integrated Urban Transportation Systems. Our reputation for delivering timely, safe and reliable systems is bringing us there. Our multi-disciplinary, innovative teams have a reputation of excellence for projects in Canada and abroad. Aecon is currently seeking a Scheduler who specializes in rail/transit to join the Urban Transportation Systems team. Reporting to the Senior Scheduler, this role will be responsible for creation and implementation of key scheduling requirements during the bid and execution phase.


Key Responsibilities

  • Estimating Stage
    • Study project constructability and contribute to the development of working schedules for estimating, prior to proposal date, which sufficiently illustrate the sequence of work activities and contract time.
    • Prepare and issue proposal and preliminary schedule
  • Planning Stage     
    • Prior to project start, study contract document and read and review project drawings, project scope and estimates
    • Communicate with the project manager and project team to generate an outline of the project execution plan, schedule WBS, schedule level of detail
    • Develop integrated schedules using Primavera for various projects & their different stages as appropriate (Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning)
    • Creation and implementation of key scheduling requirements such as bespoke activity coding, naming conventions, client requirements management protocol, project calendars and resource and plant data libraries.
    • Ensure early integration and alignment of WBS & CBS to facilitate project data collection and reporting.
    • Identify the critical path & near critical path within the schedules
    • Create and integrate key rail access work blocks (24,48 and 72Hr) for and integrated delivery framework of major works on live railway corridors.
    • Work with the Integrated Digital Delivery unit to establish best practice approach to 4D planning.
    • Reporting and management of interfaces between engineering disciplines / design and construction, through digital planning.
      • Interface the schedule with the project budget and resource load it with labour and material resources based on the project approved budget hours and quantity.
      • Submit the schedule to the owner/consultant for approval as the project baseline.
  • Project Execution and Monitoring Stage
    • Assemble work packages which provide all drawings, documentation, specifications, materials list (BOM), equipment requirements, scaffold plans, lift procedures, special safety requirements (i.e. confined space), and the sequence of events to ensure all of the pre-installation work is complete and ready for each Foreman to begin work.
    • Assist the monitoring, reviewing, and analysis of the schedule and status during all phases of the project, including the analysis of any schedule deviations and corrective actions.
    • Question subcontractors' schedules, while forecasting and trending completion target dates to ensure contractor plans are realistic and achievable.
    • Assist Project Managers in creating short-term schedule in accordance with the project baseline.
    • Interface with construction, owners, and subcontractors to discuss causes of schedule delays and propose corrective actions. 
    • Proactive in reporting schedule discrepancies or project schedule issues to project stakeholders
    • Provide the Project Team with timely, informed, and up-to-date project schedule information including trends and forecasts as well as progress, schedule and planning input to the weekly, bi-weekly and monthly project reports
    • Project Implementation of 4D Planning in accordance with BIM process as set out in Aecon procedures.

Required Knowledge and Skills

  • 3-5 years’ experience in project scheduling in the rail industry
  • Any working experience in operational delivery of Heavy Rail, LRT & Subway project execution through to Revenue Service/Operational Handback would be considered an asset.
  • Post-secondary education - Bachelor of Science (Engineering discipline) or C.E.T. would be considered an asset
  • Full proficiency in computer scheduling programs (i.e. Primavera P6, Microsoft Project)
  • Basic working knowledge of IDD software such as Synchro 4D and Fuzor 4D is desirable but not essential.
  • Advanced in computer scheduling programs (i.e. Primavera P6, Microsoft Project) – Senior Planner/Scheduler
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel)


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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