Date:  Nov 25, 2021

Woodbridge, ON, CA

Operating Sector:  Urban Transportation Systems

Position Title:  Design Coordinator (Electrical)

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
We aim to be the partner-of-choice for end-to-end delivery of integrated Urban Transportation Systems. Our reputation for delivering timely, safe and reliable systems is bringing us there. Our multi-disciplinary, innovative teams have a reputation of excellence for projects in Canada and abroad.


Reporting to the Design Coordination Manager, the Design Coordinator tracks design packages for submission to the client. The Design Coordinator will communicate any delays in the design schedule proactively and find solutions to alleviate the issue(s). The successful candidate will also coordinate with the Client’s Document Control Team any design package submission or comments delays, and coordinate design review comments between Construction and Performance Team to the Designers to ensure closeout of comments in the design package.


Key Responsibilities

  • Track design packages for submission to the client and collaborate with document controllers for their timely delivery.
  • Communicate any delays in the design schedule proactively and find solutions to mitigate; keep track of all delays and associated claims with design consultants.
  • Coordinate with Client’s document control team any design package submission or comments receipt delays.
  • Coordinate design review comments between Construction and Performance Teams (CRM process) to the Designers and ensure closeout of comments in the design packages.
  • Coordinate the constructability and Gate reviews and quantity variance in design from bid estimates to the relevant designers.
  • Collect information on a weekly and monthly basis for updating the progress reports.
  • Coordinate suppliers’ info with Design Team and ensure their delivery to the client.
  • Coordinate with Procurement Team for procurement of subcontractors for design input requirements.
  • Coordinating design quality aspects with the team and help preparing for design quality audits with QA/QC.
  • Coordinate all Conformance Review Report (CRR) inputs with design leads.
  • Collaborate with Lessons Learnt Coordinator for the learning moments gathered from past projects with regards to optimising design coordination internally within the team and externally.
  • Enhance delivery process of all packages to Client.
  • Respond effectively to Designers’ enquiries/requests in efforts to support design process.
  • Assist design team to proceed on time as planned.
  • Develop optimised solutions and reduce scopes for cost minimisation.


Required Knowledge and Skills

  • Educational and experience requirements include a four-year electrical related degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.
  • A minimum of five (5) years electrical construction experience, experience with Stray current is an asset. 
  • Proven experience developing traffic control plans
  • Ability to evaluate trade performance is essential.
  • Advanced knowledge of various construction disciplines, safety regulations, scheduling, cost control, quality control, engineering drawings and other documents.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate with others a must.


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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