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Date:  Jan 25, 2023

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Finance

Position Title:  Specialist, Communications

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!  


About Aecon


At Aecon (TSX: ARE), we’re building what matters for future generations to thrive, 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.


About our Team


Aecon’s Corporate Communications & Marketing team is an award-winning, full-service marcomms department dedicated to the strategic development and delivery of multi-faceted digital and print campaigns designed to meet the organization’s business objectives, inform and engage our people, and market Aecon’s service capabilities and turkey solutions. With multiple offices and sites across the company, keeping everybody strategically aligned and up to date through effective communications in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment is a huge challenge – and we thrive on it. We also lead the way when it comes to building and maintaining a strong and consistent brand through a wide range of marketing collateral for both internal and external audiences. And when it’s in-person, virtual, or hybrid event time, this is the go-to team for conference agenda development and event logistics for corporate functions of all sizes and scopes. By joining our team, you will be welcomed to a group of driven, collaborative, and creative individuals with diverse skills and backgrounds for you to learn from and to support your development as a Communications professional!


About this Opportunity


Reporting directly to the Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing, this role functionally supports Aecon’s Continuous Improvement program – Building Smarter – through effective communications, collaborative content development, and efficient project management.


Key areas of responsibilities:


. Under the strategic guidance of our Senior Director and Marketing Manager, lead the daily multi-tiered, multi-pronged implementation of Aecon’s Continuous Improvement (CI) program, informing and educating internal and external audiences while supporting a key Aecon-wide corporate strategic objective.
. Drive the coordination, mapping, organization, and content development required for the successful delivery of the program’s strategic tactics, leveraging multiple delivery channels, and adhering to strict schedules.
. Liaise daily with CI team and other internal stakeholder groups to drive program print, digital, training, and online event deliverables in support of ensuring on-time delivery.
. Research, write, and edit original content and scripts to support the program’s delivery channels, including finding, managing, and delivering a consistent and strategic internal news flow and working with the CI Director to deliver a monthly newsletter.
. Schedule, organize, and host related virtual and in-person events, awareness-building information sessions, and forums.
. As the first point of contact for internal stakeholders, you will manage and develop an existing SharePoint intranet portal, as well as monitor and triage any inquiries about the Building Smarter program.
. Liaise with external vendors to support program delivery and objectives.
. Support program sponsors in the ongoing evolution of the program’s framework and associated profile.
. Develop and manage program metrics and dashboards (i.e. click rates / tracking / polling / surveys) and invoicing.


Required Knowledge and Experience


• University degree or diploma in communications, journalism, or related field
• Minimum of three (3) years of business communications experience, preferably within a digitally focused role
• Demonstrated experience in communications program implementation and management
• Exceptional written/oral communications skills and storytelling lens; ability to take complex ideas and transition into clear, compelling content and meaningful messaging; demonstrated experience tailoring content to appeal to specific target audiences
• Ability to successfully plan and execute multiple priorities with tight deadlines and meticulous attention to detail
• Experience and maturity in dealing with sensitive matters and strong business acumen to enable tactful problem-solving and collaborative-driven solutions
• Ability to lead as a dedicated contributor within a larger team environment, be open-minded, and embrace feedback and direction from others
• Demonstrated event planning/logistics experience in both virtual and live environments is considered an asset
• Thorough grasp of Microsoft Office suite of products (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint)
• Creative knowledge and experience with Canva; demonstrated experience developing creative assets, such as infographics, presentations, or video editing
• Knowledge of key Adobe Creative Cloud tools, including InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, is considered an asset
• Must have a valid Class G license and access to a vehicle for travel to job sites, as required


Build Your Career at Aecon


We’re looking forward to receiving your application for our Communications Specialist, Program Delivery role supporting Aecon’s Continuous Improvement (Building Smarter) program. As a full-time salaried employee, here are just some of the benefits you’ll receive when you join our team:


• A wide range of health & wellness benefits, including access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, health & wellness subsidy (e.g. fitness membership, league fees, home fitness equipment, etc.), exclusive employee discounts and offers, and more.
• Employee Stock Options, Short Term Incentive Program, Retirement Savings and Pension Plan
• Access to a variety of learning and development opportunities through Aecon University, including the BluePrint leadership program and Project Management Academy
• Tuition reimbursement opportunities
• Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more
• Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
• Hybrid work environment
• Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050


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 Act during any step of the application process please click here.