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Date:  Dec 2, 2023

Windsor, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects East

Position Title:  Procurement Administration Lead

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 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.


Aecon is currently seeking a Procurement Administration Lead to join the iconic Gordie Howe - Bridging North America Project based out of Windsor, Ontario. The purpose of this position is to oversee the project procurement and contract plans.


What You’ll Do Here:

  • Responsible for managing the project procurement and contracts plan in accordance with approved corporate and/or project policies, procedures, plans, strategies, and budgets
  • Manage project supplier, and contractor relationships, with assigned key/strategic suppliers to optimize financial and operational performance
  • Communicate with bidders, suppliers, and subcontractors, on all procurement-related matters
  • Oversee the preparation of the Bid inquiry documents
  • Lead contract negotiations and preparation, including issuing approvals of contract documents, subcontracts (including change orders and claims), and purchase orders
  • Prepare, negotiate, manage and closure of the contracts / change orders, including terms and conditions, if necessary
  • Control the process if additional change orders are required
  • Track contracts budgets and expenditures, identify potential cost overruns or savings opportunities and report findings to managing staff.
  • Control the process of monthly payment applications.
  • Develop and deliver reports to provide an update on the procurement/contract process to the managing staff
  • Monitor supplier performance, production and schedules as needed
  • Mentor and provide guidance to junior contract administrators and support their professional development


What You Bring to the Team:


  • Post-secondary education or work experience in a related field
  • Minimum of 10+ years' experience in a Procurement/ Contract Administrator-related role, within the Construction industry
  • Professional experience working on complex infrastructure projects, administering engineering, and/or construction contracts
  • Working exposure to complex contractual relationships, such as PPP or DBFO, would be considered an asset
  • Effectively correspond with supply chain members at all levels and manage contractual and commercial aspects of complex contracts
  • Ability to work effectively with various internal customers, as well as carry out business support functions within a team to achieve commercially successful solutions to complex contractual and commercial issues
  • Strong understanding of Cost, Value and Liability as well as Risk is required for this role
  • In-depth knowledge of contract law, construction regulations, and industry standards.
  • Experience in developing, presenting, and recommending potential solutions to contractual problems to management.
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office tools, especially Word and Excel
  • High degree of numerical, verbal, and written dexterity
  • Ability to work effectively in high pressure environment.

What Makes us Aecon Proud:

  • Engaging and agile workplace culture, collaborative and inclusive teams
  • Commitment to sustainability and to becoming a net-zero company by 2050
  • Investing in our people through a variety of learning and development programs such as Aecon University, BluePrint leadership program, and Project Management Academy
  • Variety of wellness benefits, access to virtual health care, 100% employer-paid health and dental premiums, Employee Assistance Program, Best Doctors Program, and more.
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities
  • Recognition and rewards through Aecon Accolades, Aecon Achievement Awards and more
  • Employee Stock Options, Short Term Incentive Program, Retirement Savings and Pension Plan


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. If you require accommodation during any step of the application process, please click here.