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Date:  May 26, 2023

Windsor, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Lead Bridge Engineer

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!  


Company operating name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business legal name: Aecon Infrastructure Management Inc.

Business address: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6

Title of position: Lead Bridge Engineer

NOC: NOC 21300 Civil Engineers

Location of Work: Windsor, Ontario with work required throughout and across Ontario

Office Location: 35 Prospect Ave, Windsor, ON N9C 3G3. May be required to work at other offices throughout Ontario

Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent position

Employment Conditions: Day, Morning, Evening

Start Date: As soon as possible

Travel Requirements: Travel will be required to Aecon’s sites throughout Ontario

Language: Must speak, read, and write in English


Key Responsibilities

Plans, directs, and coordinates on-site engineering and construction activities of designated project to ensure that goals or objectives of project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • Manage key field staff responsible for project construction related engineering duties as they relate to temporary and permanent engineering works
  • Ability to evaluate data and design specifications in a high paced environment and interpret job cost reports to make decisions on schedule, and major equipment selection
  • Ability to explore, analyze and develop the most innovative, cost effective and safe construction means-and-methods in order to execute the project
  • Skilled in preparing detailed and complex construction procedures (land and marine based) as well as temporary works design for a wide variety of structure types, (concrete and steel)
  • Daily duties may include but not limit to:
    • Construction Stage Analysis and Planning
      • Structural Adequacy Checks
      • Geometry Control
    • Lift Planning
      • Specialized Equipment Selection (including cranes, strand jacks, winches, etc.)
      • Equipment Layout
      • Heavy-Lift Rigging Design
    • Temporary Works Design
      • Falsework
      • Trestles
      • Structure Jacking
      • Cofferdams
      • Earth Retention
      • Concrete Form Design
      • Access Design
    • Engineering Controls for Safety
    • Naval Architecture
      • Barge Storage
      • Bridge Float in/out
      • Crane Barge Charts
      • Crane barge walk on/off
    • CAD Support Services
      • Shop & erection drawings of internally designed elements
      • Details of Erection drawings
    • Field Support
      • Engineering Field Support
    • Survey
      • Fabrication Geometry Control
      • Erection Geometry Control
  • Directs and coordinates activities of field engineering personnel to ensure project progresses safely, on schedule, within all quality standards, and within prescribed budget
  • Point of Contact with the Engineer of Record (EOR) and interfaces with the main Designer as the Main Bridge advances from design concept to construction.
  • Monitor construction schedule, cost and quality, using job cost reports and other various documents to ensure project goals are met
  • Prepare and reviews status reports prepared by project staff and evaluates if deliverable schedules require modification by the EOR, and various sub-consultants.
  • Reviews shop drawings and work plans of various sub-consultants and suppliers ensuring that compliance is met with all Project plans and specifications.
  • Prepare a workable schedule and engineering deliverable list for all temporary and permanent works to achieve project goals
  • Coordinate multi-phases and tasks of the engineering department that liaisons with the construction operations
  • Reports directly to the Lead Construction Engineer and provides support to all construction operations on-site
  • Prepares project reports for management, client, or others
  • Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems
  • Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies
  • Set a productive, consistent, and acceptable work example
  • Provide positive safety leadership to the project
  • Conduct performance reviews with subordinates
  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction
  • Full understanding of QA-QC program & commitment to implementing into the work items
  • Point of contact on all Engineering and Design related topics with EOR, Owners Rep, Subcontractors & Suppliers
  • Able to assist the Project Director to conduct & chair meetings with Owners rep, Subs & Suppliers
  • Proficient in assisting the Project Director in negotiating terms & conditions, costs, & schedule matters with Owners rep, Sub, suppliers 


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • 2-3 years of construction industry experience assigned to heavy civil, infrastructure projects.
  • 2-3 years’ experience working on cable stay bridge projects, including international experience.
  • 2-3 years of Joint-venture project experience on projects valued at over $1B Canadian.
  • 2-3 years of experience in a lead construction management position with the responsibility of overseeing a scope of work and a team of field or site engineers.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in construction of a cantilever bridge.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience to manage the longest cable stay bridge ever built in North America and coordinate a highly complex jump form system for the CIP concrete towers that make up the GHIB.
  • Previous coordination experience with TBM’s.
  • Previous experience with setup, installation and operation of concrete precast factories for major scale infrastructure projects.
  • Previous experience as a manager overseeing foundations on a bridge project.
  • Experience as Construction or Site Manager in structures, concrete and steel.
  • Experience using P6 software.
  • Previous foundations experience an asset.
  • Proficient in software related to construction industry as required. 
  • Excellent Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Excellent team, interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with the client, field personnel and subcontractors.
  • Strong awareness and understanding of construction safety principles.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Compensation and Benefits

  • Target Base Salary - $180,000 - $230,000 /year CAD, 37.5 hours/week
  • Health benefits, such as prescription drug, medical services, dental and vision, and emergency out-of-country coverage, administered through our carrier, Canada Life
  • Income replacement benefits such as short- and long-term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Investment plans, such as a Defined Contribution Pension Plan (DCPP), Group Registered Retirement savings Plan (RRSP), Employee Share Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Employee and family wellness tools, as offered through our Employee Assistance Program
  • Vacation and other paid and unpaid leaves of absence programs
  • Other benefits such as tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and subsidies
  • Might be eligible to receive annual pay increases and bonuses in excess of 2% as determined by the company and consistent with current market standards
  • Vehicle allowance or company vehicle plus gas card


Working Conditions and Environment

  • Primary work location at Windsor office, 35 Prospect Ave, Windsor, ON N9C 3G3 with work and travel required throughout Ontario
  • Project, training and business-related travel required
  • Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
  • Relocation within Canada may be required. Relocation costs covered by employer



Contact Information and How to Apply:

Mail: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario M9W 7K6

Telephone: 416-297-2600

Fax: 403-695-3090




Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.


Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.


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.


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