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Date:  Jun 5, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Scheduling/Planning Lead

Come Build Your Career at Aecon!

As a Canadian leader in infrastructure development, Aecon is safely and sustainably building what matters for future generations to thrive! We lead some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of our generation, at the forefront of transformational change in transportation and energy, and partnering every day to build, connect, power, and strengthen our communities.


At Aecon, you can count on:

  • Safety First. Our number one core value. If we can’t do it safely, we don’t do it at all.
  • Integrity. We lead by example, with humility and courage.
  • Accountability. We’re passionate about delivering on our commitments.
  • Inclusion. We provide equitable opportunities for everyone.


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, we invest in our people, just like they invest in us! 


At Aecon we:

  • Ensure you and your family receive the services needed to support your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
  • Believe in helping you build your career through our Aecon University and Leadership Programs.
  • Are committed to supporting and investing in inclusive work environments, through initiatives like Equity, Diversity & Inclusion training, our Aecon Women in Trades and Aecon Diversity in Trades programs, and our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) to ensure we are building inclusion into every aspect of our culture at Aecon.
  • Are a leader in sustainable construction. With a strong commitment to operating responsibly by minimizing our impact on the environment and surrounding communities.


Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our people. We’re always searching the globe for innovative, collaborative minds to join our best-in-class Aecon community!


What is the Opportunity?

Aecon is seeking a Planning/Scheduling Lead to join the Urban Transportations Solutions group to support dynamic, transit projects in Canada. We are proud to support projects that are committed to faster and more convenient travel, ultimately improving transportation experiences. This starts with bringing aboard the best possible team!


What You'll Do Here:  

  • Overall responsibility for project's compliance to Aecon's Project Controls standards & applicable contract documents.
  • Develop and maintain all the required project schedules and ensure integrity of data across the entire project life cycle.
  • Forecast the requirement of various resources including labor, materials, and equipment over the project based on work front’s analysis. 
  • Establish productivity basis to be utilized in estimates, as developed in concurrence with Construction.
  • Prepare required progress reports and dashboards to provide project status updates to all internal and external clients.
  • Implement & maintain an Earned Value Management plan to measure project performance, identify variances, and inform accurate forecasting.
  • Manage schedule change notices and forecast project impact. Implement corrective action when performance trends deviate from baseline.
  • Perform audits on various schedules including those produced by subcontractors, prepare all required output documents.
  • Provide input into the continuous improvement of Aecon's Project Controls policies and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with all cross functional teams to maintain, add, or modify the schedule data and plans.
  • Oversee and support schedule 5D integration process with the 3D model and cost and report the outputs which includes cash flow and sequence simulations.
  • Oversee and support project change management, including subcontractor claims, change requests, claims and dispute resolution.
  • Provide commercial and technical expertise to support proposal development and provide commercial input into contractually defined project control requirements.
  • Ensure adherence to all contract conditions regarding Project Controls requirements, project set-up, monitoring & close-out.
  • Identify commercial/schedule risks and develops mitigation measures to ensure timely and high-quality planning and scheduling-related deliverables.
  • Understand Monte Carlo risk analysis process and contribute to Risk Mitigation Plan. 
  • Hire, supervise, coach, develop and mentor project controls personnel (i.e. Project Planning and Scheduling Specialist, Lead, Planner / Scheduler). 
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.


What You'll Bring to The Team:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • 8-10 years rail transit industry experience.
  • Proven experience and ability in planning, scheduling and managing complex projects.
  • Strong knowledge of the “Earned Value Management” principles.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead project planning and scheduling staff.
  • Proven problem solver with sound judgment who accepts ownership and accountability.
  • Expert level knowledge of project Planning and Scheduling software which may include Primavera P6 & TILOS.
  • SAP, Hard Dollar, PowerBI, and Synchro knowledge will be an asset.
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.



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 during any step of the application process please click here.

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