Date:  Nov 24, 2021

Toronto, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Utilities

Position Title:  Technical Field Training Specialist

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

Faster. Smarter. Safer. This is how Aecon Utilities is committed to delivering projects. We simply do it better. We are Ontario’s premier utility contractor and are ready to become Canada’s #1 utility construction provider.

Reporting to the Program Developer, Technical Training, this role is responsible for collaborating with identified Mentors and Superintendents from the utility construction yards to prepare/deliver formal/informal training plans and competency assessments to ensure field workers’ competency gaps are rectified; and proficiency levels are increased to a level deemed competent and qualified. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct competency assessments and evaluate tasks being performed in the field.
  • Administer technical/safety training based on learning gaps identified through the OQ/CAP programs, incident investigations, non-conformances, legislative requirements, Ministry Orders, and the introduction of new tools/equipment and/or policies/procedures.
  • Accountable for planning, scheduling, and implementing evaluations in a timely manner and developing/delivering training to unsuccessful candidates (including technical and procedural deficiencies) as required.
  • Design and build props and scenarios to enhance learning objectives and provide a forum for hands-on practical OQ/CAP evaluations. 
  • Collaborate with field operations to provide guidance for improvements regarding issues/concerns raised. 
  • Act as a subject matter advisor related to special project work, program design and development, best practice research, analysis, and recommendations to the overall strategic training plan.
  • Accountable for documenting, and inputting data into Success Factors (Learning Management System).
  • Ensuring that accurate and complete records are kept of all technical training provided.
  • Facilitate yard training meetings as required.
  • Provide content expertise in the development of training packages.
  • Provide On-the-Job coaching to front line staff.
  • Assist in the training and assessments required as part of the onboarding/orientation of new workers.
  • Assist in the investigation and analysis of new technologies (i.e., simulations, virtual realities, software programs) to be utilized for training and innovation.

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Extensive knowledge of utility construction (Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Power Services).
  • Knowledge of the CAN/CSA Z662, CAN/CSA 247, CAN/CSA Z245 standards an asset.
  • Electrical Engineer, Engineering Technologist or Canadian Red Seal holder for Electrician preferred.
  • Power Line Technician with Live Line Training Experience a strong asset.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and evaluate field workers based on tasks related to utility construction.
  • Excellent presentation and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer blended learning approaches based on training needs.
  • Ability to work well safely and independently with a high regard for worker and public safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt/change to meet Company/Client requirements/needs.
  • Excellent customer focus, strong interpersonal skills and results oriented.
  • Innovative and creative outlook to assessing problems and identifying new concepts.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, planning and implementation skills.
  • Successfully builds and maintains positive working relationships where credibility is of upmost importance.
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to travel to Aecon Utility Yards as 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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