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Date:  Sep 23, 2023

Scarborough, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Solutions

Position Title:  Senior Cost Control - Scarborough Subway Extension (SSE)

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!  


What Is The Opportunity

Aecon’s Urban Transportation Systems division is hiring a Sr. Cost Controller to join the Scarborough Subway Extension Stations, Rail and Systems Project - a transformative transit infrastructure system for the Greater Toronto Area. We are proud to support a project that is committed to faster and more convenient travel, ultimately keeping our community in mind to support the ease of travel within the city. This starts with bringing aboard the best possible team!


What You'll Do Here

  • Prepares Project Controls plans, and detailed manpower utilization plans for discipline or specialty activities.
  • Assists with contract management and payments.
  • Develops, or assists in the development of, quantity bases for the assumption.
  • Performs, or coordinates the performance of, pricing structure development and application to takeoffs, derived quantities, quantity assumption, and cost allowances within a discipline or other specialty.
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs the preparation of specific budgets.
  • Assists in developing requirements for budgeting standards.
  • Develops and implements requirements for forecasting, cost recording, reporting, and analyzing standards, and reports.
  • Performs performance monitoring and control functions.
  • Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions.
  • Investigates requirements for estimating and/or cost control data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.
  • Identifies or defines data sources and techniques for data acquisition and collects required data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.
  • Responsible for setting-up of project accounting systems (cost codes, job cost processing procedures, project rules of credit).
  • Ensure all the contract conditions (invoicing, reporting, change management, etc.) are applied and fulfilled for project set-up, project tracking and reporting, and project closeout.
  • Monitor project performance and ensure that the project control system is properly implemented.
  • Generate all required project status reports for internal management and for the customer, including the overall project Dashboard, project performance report (Earned Value, SPI, CPI, etc.).
  • Performs data analysis, identifies problems, and makes recommendations.
  • Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, analyzes performance metric results, and identifies improvements.


What You Bring to the Team 

  • 7-10 years minimum of Cost Control experience in construction.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting systems and controller account codes and an understanding of Controller instructions, which impact Project Controls (including Project Financial Status Reports and Earned Revenue Determination Data).
  • Accreditation from AACEI or CIQS is an asset.
  • College and/or University degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • Applied knowledge of Project Management and Cost Controls principles is an asset.
  • Applied knowledge of the "Earned Value" principles is an asset.
  • Ability to produce, read and manipulate schedules and scheduling curves/reports an asset.
  • P6 experience is an asset.
  • Applied knowledge of cost engineering/cost control is an asset.
  • Experience with Hard Dollar/InEight and SAP ERP systems is an asset.
  • Intermediate to expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Organizational skills to handle multiple tasks within a high-pressure worksite environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees.
  • Willingness for continuous learning and advancement of technical knowledge.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Must be able to travel to projects.
  • Must possess a valid G driver's license and have access to a vehicle.


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.