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Date:  Jul 11, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Information Services

Position Title:  Senior HCM and Payroll Functional Analyst

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 Always. 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?
We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced Sr. HCM & Payroll Functional Analyst to join Aecon. 

What You'll Do Here:

  • Works closely with the business process leads and end users to understand project and enhancement requirements, 
  • Works with other functional team members, as well as with the development team in design, build, and implementation of functionality to satisfy business requirements.
  • Work with the Solution architect to ensure that the specific functionality compliments the overall technical vision for a particular solution. 
  • Manage application design according to Aecon’s business processes and requirements. 
  • Create functional specifications and assist with technical specification.
  • Work with the Technical / Development team to deliver functional system enhancements.
  • Work with internal application security team to ensure that correct application access roles and permissions are created and maintained.
  • Create or provide input for the creation of required training materials as needed.
  • Act as liaison with internal clients for troubleshooting: investigate, analyze, and solve software problems for production incidents.
  • Configure application functionality for any requirement/enhancement.
  • Document and execute Unit Testing and System Integration testing.
  • Coordinate with the QA Lead and QA Team to ensure appropriate QA testing.
  • Collaborate with other internal IT departments to ensure optimal work processes are followed. 
  • Provide support and expertise after go-live of the initial rollout projects.
  • Ensure current-day best-practices are followed for the application and or underlying infrastructure (Servers, Databases, security etc.)
  • Comply with Application and IS change management processes and expediate changes as needed for high priority issues.
  • Work closely and productively with application support/implementation vendor for day-to-day work or any other work.
  • Participate in Internal, Customer and Regulatory Audits if required.
  • Preparing documentation and training materials as needed
  • Strong multitasking skills with ability to manage multiple deliverables and projects at the same time. 

What You'll Bring to the Team:

  • 5 to 10 years’ experience with configuration in HCM & Payroll functional area
  • University Degree in Computer Science or related area from an accredited institution. 
  • Demonstrate a in a high-demanding environment, where managing multiple priorities, resolving issues promptly, and meeting challenging timelines in a fast-paced work setting are essential aspects of the role.
  • Possess strong problem-solving skills and the ability to think on their feet to address urgent payroll-related issues efficiently.
  • Strong decision making, analytical, troubleshooting and communication skills. 
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Construction industry experience is an asset.
  • Proficient with Microsoft suite products
  • Demonstrated ability to perform business impact assessments and troubleshoot complex integration issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide timely services to customers to maintain high satisfaction levels.
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering business requirements.
  • Helping educate end users on alternatives for system configuration and design.
  • Supporting clients through decision making and process design
  • Ensuring deliverables are completed within deadlines.
  • Ensuring the quality of deliverables meet expectations.
  • Acting as a subject matter expert on project

Specific Role requirements
SAP HCM (Human Capital management)

  • The role requires expertise in SAP Payroll, Time Management, Benefits, and interface building experiences. Hands on experience in these areas, preferably with at least 2 end-to-end implementation and support projects. 
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of Canadian payroll Tax rules and regulations to ensure accurate payroll processing.
  • Configure and customize PCRs within the SAP system to meet specific Canadian payroll requirements, such as deductions, taxes, and benefits calculations.


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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