Date:  Feb 3, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Concessions

Senior Project Analyst

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
Aecon Concessions activities include the development, financing, design, building, and operation of construction projects by way of public-private partnership contract structures, as well as by integrating the services of all project participants and harnessing the many strengths and capabilities of Aecon. The industry-leading Concessions segment focuses primarily on the development of domestic and international P3 projects, private finance solutions, investment and management services, operations and maintenance, and leading/actively participating in development teams.

We are looking for a Senior Project Analyst for large P3 projects whereby they will support the project team and gather critical data for the Concession segment. The successful candidate will conduct detailed budget tracking and financial forecasting, project evaluation and monitoring, maintaining compliance with corporate, and public relations. This role will report into the SVP, Concessions. 


Key Responsibilities
⦁    Support the team for the preparation and timely submission of all deliverables required during each phase of P3 projects (RFQ, RFP, closing and execution)
⦁    Participate and coordinate in the general risk analysis of projects
⦁    Act in support and coordination role for the full development stage or certain working groups within the consortium including coordinating budgets, timelines, deliverables and interfaces between various other project working groups
⦁    Assist in the preparation of consortium arrangements including bidding agreements and heads of terms
⦁    Participate in the review and negotiation of legal documents, including project agreements, design-build agreements, operating agreements and finance documents
⦁    Participate in the debt raising process, including dealing with banks, capital markets providers and ratings agencies
⦁    Participate in the financial analysis of the project and in the optimization of the project economics by:
⦁    Performing detailed analysis of financial model;
⦁    Analyzing potential financial alternatives;
⦁    Running sensitivities.
⦁    Participate in the drafting of all internal memoranda to be presented to Aecon Management
⦁    Assist in the selection process and coordination of all consultants/advisers (legal, financial, technical, insurance, accounting, tax, etc.)
⦁    Participate in origination of new opportunities
⦁    Perform analysis of public sector clients and construction or operation partners
⦁    Coordinate with internal Finance group for all relevant matters
⦁    Other ad-hoc work to be performed in the day-to-day activity of the Concessions team.


Required Knowledge and Experience
⦁    2 - 5 years of experience in project or infrastructure finance including P3 project finance experience required
⦁    A Bachelor’s degree in either Finance, Economics, Law or Engineering
⦁    Strong ability to work collaboratively in a small team, proactive and able to take initiatives;
⦁    Solid project management, leadership, and organizational skills;
⦁    Have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
⦁    Strong analytical and negotiation skills;
⦁    Ability to recommend practical problem solving using innovation, good judgment, creativity and strategic thinking.
⦁    25% Travel required 


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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