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Date:  Jul 10, 2024

Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Design Manager

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 responsibility 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?

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.


Reporting to the Project Director, the Design Manager will be project assigned and will be located in Vancouver, BC or the lower mainland.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Manage the delivery of all design activities to successfully deliver all designs in compliance with schedule and budget.
  • Responsible for design, integration and interface management and requirements fulfillment and will provide direction to project engineering teams to deliver the specified technical requirements and schedules.
  • Develop and maintain the design management plans, the requirements traceability matrix, and lead the preparation of the Interface Control Documents.
  • Ensure compliance of contractual requirements at all stages (design, integration, validation) including all temporary works and staging.
  • Manage and facilitate interfaces between all disciplines and the temporary works designer.
  • Able to evaluate design changes for impacts to schedule, costs, requirements and interfaces.
  • Interface with the project team, as required, to determine schedules, monitor design progress, support systems integration, and coordinate the handover between disciplines.
  • Coordinate project specific meetings with clients, engineering consultants and other stakeholders to discuss and solve design and construction related topics.
  • Monitor and review design consultant performance, including providing design performance evaluations and recommendations on company-related design assignments.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Civil or Structural Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience with focus on large-scale transportation, heavy civil and transit related infrastructure.
  • Experience working with joint venture partnerships.
  • Experience interfacing with project owners.
  • Experience working on heavy civil infrastructure such as roads, bridges, rail or other similar projects.
  • Understanding of construction means and methods, including staging and temporary works.
  • Lead and manage engineering staff and third-party design subcontractors.
  • Proficient in the use of common industry and project management related software such as MS Office, Primavera, AutoCAD and REVIT.
  • Excellent ability to clearly explain advanced technical issues in manner that is easily understood.
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability for delivering high quality work.
  • Problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Organization and time management.
  • Strong Commercial understanding and contracts management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Teamworking, relationship-building and influencing skills.
  • Client management skills.


The expected pay range for this position is $140,000 - $160,000.


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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