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Date:  May 30, 2024

Windsor, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Concessions

Position Title:  Manager, Facility

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 Always. 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!


BNA was selected to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the CAD$5.7 billion (approximate US$4.4 billion) Gordie Howe International Bridge project for Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA).  BNAOM is the OMR entity managing the Operations, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation of the Project for a term of 30 years.
When completed, the bridge will be the longest cable-stayed bridge in North America.  The project includes a bridge and border crossing spanning the Detroit River and connecting Detroit, Michigan, U.S., and Windsor, Ontario, Canada, by linking Interstate 75 and Interstate 96 in Michigan with the new extension of Highway 401 (Rt. Hon. Herb Gray Parkway) in Ontario.  The scope also includes building new, state-of-the-art ports of entry on both the U.S. and Canadian sides of the Detroit River as well as improvements to existing infrastructure in both Michigan and Ontario.
The Canadian Port of Entry is an approximate 53 hectare or 130-acre site and will be the largest Canadian port along the Canada-US border, and one of the largest anywhere in North America. It includes inbound border inspection facilities for both passenger and commercial vehicles, outbound inspection facilities, toll collection facilities, a maintenance facility and parking. 
The US Port of Entry has an approximate 68 hectare or 167-acre site and will be one of the largest US ports along the Canada-US border and in North America. It includes US inbound border inspection facilities for both passenger and commercial vehicles, US outbound inspection facilities, commercial exit control booths and parking.


What Is the Opportunity?

The Facility Manager will report to the Operations, Maintenance and Rehabilitation Manager (OMR Manager) / CEO or other such person as may be designated by the CEO, and is responsible for oversight of operations, maintenance, and capital replacement activities of the Project components. 


What You'll Do Here:

  • Evaluation and selection of operations and maintenance staff for POE facilities. 
  • Responsible for writing and editing O&M procedures and plans in preparation for Interim Handover of the POE facilities by the Design and Build (D&B) Company, along with evaluating design changes, client changes and construction nonconformances for O&M technical and commercial impact. 
  • Write RFPs and evaluate bids for service contracts for the operations and maintenance of the POE facilities during the Interim Period.
  • Participate in procurement activities in relation to the mobilization for the POE facilities.
  • Be involved in the implementation of the maintenance management information (MMIS) system. 


Once Interim Handover occurs this position will transition to managing the operation, maintenance, and Capital replacement activities for the POE Roadways, Facilities, and the Bridge. 
Perform the essential job duties and functions as listed below with the overall objective of establishing an execution framework for the OMR scope that complies with the O&M contract performance requirements and ensures the safety, quality, environmental, sustainability, LEED, value, timeliness, and profitability of the O&M company. 


  • Performs O&M management responsibilities on the POE facilities segment of the larger Gordie Howe project O&M scope in accordance with O&M contract requirements.  
  • Develops a complete understanding of the O&M contract and support development and management of any relevant O&M subcontracts to provide full support to the wider O&M project management team. 
  • Supports the OMR Manager and the Safety Manager in development of the HSE program and ensures that the O&M works for the POE facilities comply with Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE), sustainability and LEED programs.  
  • Ensures implementation of the O&M contract and any relevant subcontracts for O&M work scope of the POE facilities.
  • Collaborates in the preparation of the documents associated with the execution of all aspects of the O&M Contract scope in accordance with contractual obligations, O&M company’s Operating Requirements and the relevant O&M Implementation Plans 
  • Prepare drafts for OMR Manager approval of the O&M implementation schedule baseline and ensure that it is fully documented, updated throughout the Term, and communicated to the wider O&M team. 
  • Supports the OMR Manager and collaborates with O&M Tolling Manager to deliver the project in accordance with the project execution and commercial baselines. 
  • Manage and ensure daily, weekly, monthly, yearly reporting requirements are completed in accordance with the contract including energy monitoring and reporting. 
  • Manage Key Performance Indicators, response times, and rectification periods of defects and minimize penalties and deductions.
  • Ensure corrective maintenance, routine and periodic inspections and maintenance are completed on time and in accordance with the contract, plans, procedures, and manuals. 
  • Coordinate with Agencies, Authorities Having Jurisdiction, and Client for operations and maintenance activities and responding to issues.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance, licensing and permitting requirements of all facility (including bridge and POE buildings) 
  • Manage reporting and management of MMIS system, including inventory and spare parts tracking.

What You'll Bring to the Team:

  • University Degree or equivalent in Facilities Maintenance Management
  • Minimum 7 Years of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equating to 11 years, if no University Degree, with strong preference to having a Certificate in an Industrial Red Seal Trade. 
  • Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Degree with study emphasis of MEP systems is preferred. 
  • 10 years of progressive experience in daily trouble shooting, maintenance and capital replacement activities for operating and maintaining building facilities (Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, Building Automation, communication systems, elevators, escalators, and civil elements) including related projects such as, like POE facilities, hospitals, airports. 
  • Certification in project management is preferred.
  • Experience with operation and maintenance of industrial co-gen plants of comparable scope and complexity is preferred. 
  • Demonstration of successful performance as a Project Manager on one (1) small job or assistant Project Manager or a significant role on medium sized engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction/construction management project. 
  • Good knowledge and experience of project design, engineering, procurement, material management, construction, commissioning, start up, turnover work processes, sequencing, and interfaces. 
  • Project Controls and Finance including understanding of: 
    • Scheduling (including workforce loading) - Progress measurement - Risk assessment and management - Code of accounts - Work breakdown structure - Change management - Cost control - Estimating process and planning - Pricing Model, Project Status Review, and Project Margin Analysis Report development and reporting. 
  • Appreciation of key elements of contract law and when to engage legal services. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders. 
  • Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines. 
  • Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner.
  • Jobsite experience and understanding of construction and O&M safety programs. Knowledge of Ontario and/or Michigan Building Code, Electrical Safety Code, OH&SA Regulations relating to building facilities and industrial maintenance activities
  • Project or area management experience in international locations and diverse cultural environments is recommended. 
  • Completed all required in-house project management courses in addition to courses obtained from university or other qualified sources. 
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements including permitting. 
  • Proactive – goal orientated with the initiative to influence events positively. 
  • Ability to resolve problems and to be comfortable in complex projects or business environments. 
  • Ability to set and maintain high standards of self-performance with responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments and tasks. 
  • Mobility –relocating to site location in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 
  • Ability to work in Canada and US
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret Security Clearance 
    • Analytical approach to problem solving and identifying potential solutions. 
  • Possesses excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, coupled with the ability to clearly identify and articulate issues.
  • Technical and business writing skills 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Employ Knowledge Management processes to capture, sustain, and utilize pertinent knowledge to improve project execution.
  • Support the projects by providing an environment for the development and professional advancement of project personnel, including providing on-the-job and formal training and development opportunities. 
  • Participate in sales and marketing efforts as requested.


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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