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Date:  May 24, 2024

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Executives

Position Title:  Specialist, Contracts & Claims

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?

Faster.Smarter.Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. Aecon Utilities is ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider and we’re looking for a Specialist, Contracts & Claims, to help us get there!

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Commercial & Legal Counsel, the Specialist, Contracts & Claims will be responsible for maintaining all contract documents, tracking all contractual related issues and developing clear and concise contract claims documentation.


What You'll Do Here: 

  • Reviews existing contracts and agreements to ensure compliance is maintained.
  • Develops and manages comprehensive design and construction claims, as necessary.
  • Liaise with corporate legal, as required and acts as the point person for legal issues on behalf of the project team.
  • Communicates with other members of the project team to put in place contract management best practices.
  • Manages the financial considerations around change orders and claims.
  • Prepares monthly reports on contract claims. Report status of current contract process to management
  • Coordinate the contract process with Finance, Project Managers, Project teams, Attorneys, Clients and Consultants
  • Advise project teams on contractual requirements for construction, and potential legal implications
  • Assist in documenting and tracking all changes to firm wide contractual document templates and circulate to affected parties
  • Establish and maintain approved contract database
  • Monitor all aspects of contract and insurance compliance
  • Evaluate and report on risk management compliance
  • Reviews and supports all licensing pursuits and ensures compliance with licensing requirements, particularly in international jurisdictions
  • Works with project managers and external counsel, if applicable, to pursue construction claims


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Post-secondary education in Civil Engineering, law, project management, or relevant program; or five years+ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Recent construction work experience required
  • Proven attention to detail for contract review
  • Organization and strong time management skills
  • Ability to work accurately under pressure
  • Strong communication skills - oral and written
  • Adaptability to respond to change
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Proven ability to take responsibility for a project and to follow-up with involved individuals until all issues are resolved
  • Comfortable operating in a team-oriented, collaborative work environment
  • Must be a self-starter attitude with proactive, results-oriented focus; and willing and capable to assume additional responsibilities and proven ability to multi-task
  • Proficient with all MS Office application skills


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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