Aecon Construction Group Inc. is the largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company in Canada. Aecon’s expertise covers the full range of services, including design and construction, financing, operating, procurement, and project management. Aecon Group and its predecessor companies have helped build many of Canada's most famous infrastructure landmarks, including the CN Tower, St. Lawrence Seaway, Highway 407 Express Toll Route, Vancouver Sky Train, and the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport, among others.
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: Director, Railway Operations & Standards
NOC: NOC 0016
Location of Work: Toronto, Ontario
Office Location: Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6
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
Reporting to the Major Projects Director, the Director, Railway Operations & Standards will be responsible for providing overall governance, leadership, direction and technical expertise in the development, writing and implementation of new rail and existing company standards to support project teams working within the rail division.
Responsible for the strategic development, writing and implementation of assurance processes covering all aspects of rail.
Develop, establish and maintain a quality management system within the rail division.
Ensuring the checking and verification of standards, procedures and protocols to assure compliance in the various projects by its contractors, with all legal, industry, company standards and railway safety case requirements
Working with executive and senior leadership team in the development of, and support the implementation of new methods of working to improve work efficiency and productivity
Ensures the effective co-ordination of work task activities with Construction Managers are allocated to the Project’s scopes.
Works with and supports the rail team with business development needs as required
Undertake self-assessment/audit exercises to identify problem areas/processes to allow continual department improvement.
Continually focus on areas of improvement within all area of expertise
Identify ‘scope risks’, record in Project Risk Register advising the scopes Project Manager and applicable Project Construction Managers of such risks.
Maintain excellent relationships with owner, architect, consultants, subcontractors, public.
Ensure Aecon policies and procedures are implemented on projects.
Be an ambassador of the company both internally and externally.
Ensure compliance with Aecon union obligations.
Ensure project profitability, schedule adherence and customer satisfaction.
Work with the Project teams in the development and recovery strategies when project schedule or budget are in jeopardy.
Work with the discipline heads and technical leads in the development and writing of technical standards and specifications.
Ensure the review of standards and procedures is undertaken annually to ensure compliance with external and internal governance.
Ensure appropriate usage of administrative procedures (Prolog, CGC, Filing system, etc.).
Ensure project safety standards and environmental programs are adhered to at all times.
Ensure resolution of all project disputes.
Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs.
Assist project team in establishing the construction plan and engineering methods.
Participate in project administration as necessary.
Supervise, mentor, coach and train project personnel.
Assist in securing new work by participating in estimates, working with subcontractors and/or participating in proposals and presentations.
Represent the organization, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization, in negotiations or other official functions.
Participate in tender closings.
Establish objectives for the organization and formulate or approve policies and programs.
Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff; delegate the necessary authority to them and create optimum working conditions.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Two to three years’ experience in rail operations
Two to three years’ experience in construction on rail projects
Two to three years’ experience in design build or P3 projects with a value exceeding $2 Billion
Experience working in joint ventures with international partners
Two to three years’ experience as an Operations Manager on rail projects
Previous supervisory experience
Two to three years’ experience in advising on rail standards, procedures and protocols
Two to three years’ experience developing systems for quality and safety on rail projects
Experience and proven ability to write processes and procedures within complex construction projects
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction, rail operations, quality standards (technology, equipment, methods), industry practices and safety requirements.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Ability to resolve project disputes with no management assistance.
Excellent presentation skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, MS Word and Excel.
Must be able to speak, read, and write in English
Supervise staff in various areas of responsibility
Recruit, hire, train, supervise and assign responsibilities to staff and project teams including project managers, superintendents, project coordinators and administrative assistants assigned to project
Manage performance expectations and conduct performance evaluations of project staff
Provide advice, guidance, and direction to subordinate executives and managers toward their professional development
Manage, supervise and assign responsibilities to technical leads, project managers & project staff, superintendents, project coordinators and administrative assistants
Manage Performance expectations and conduct Performance Evaluations of project staff
Provide expert advice, guidance, and direction to subordinate executives and managers toward their professional development.
Negotiation of all changes to standard or operating procedures.
Understanding the impact of change and financial impact.
Physical Demands Analysis
Work under pressure
Attention to detail
Able to perform in a fast-paced environment
Willingness to travel - Project related travel anticipated- Estimate of travel required: up to 50%
Willing to travel internationally
Willing to travel regularly
Willing to travel overnight
Prolonged sedentary positioning
Walking, lifting, equipment operation, etc.
Ability to carry drawings and diaries as required
Ability to use stairs, ladders and climb over rough terrain
Primary work location is head office or project site
Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
Travel expenses paid by employer
Willing to relocate
Relocation costs covered by employer
Compensation and Benefits
Target Base Salary - $180,000 - $200,000 /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, Great West 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
May 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 Toronto office, Suite 105, 20 Carlson Court, Toronto Ontario M9W 7K6 with work and travel required throughout Ontario
Project, training and business-related travel required
Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
Contact Information and How to Apply:
Mail: 110 9th Ave. SW, Suite 300, Calgary, AB, T2P 0T1
Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.
Upon request, Aecon accommodates candidates with disabilities throughout the hiring process.