Project Director

Aecon - Quebec City, QC (11 months ago)

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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.

Aecon Infrastructure Québec has become a major player in heavy civil work in Québec.

Through the years, Aecon Infrastructure Québec has been involved in many large hydroelectric projects including the Sainte-Marguerite 3 underground power-house, the Toulnustouc Dam and the Eastmain Powerhouse. We have also been involved with important bridge projects such as the expansion and replacement of Carbonneau bridge in St-Félicien. Other notable projects include the Décarie Highway and paving of Highway 132, as well as a tunnel design-build project for Petro-Canada refinery.

Business Legal Name: Groupe Aecon Quebec Ltee, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.

Business address: 2015, rue Peel, Bureau 600, Montréal, Quebec, H3A 1T8

Title of position: Project Director

NOC: NOC 0016 – executive director - goods production, utilities, transportation and construction

Location of Work: St. Laurent, Quebec

Office Location: 2015, rue Peel, Bureau 600, Montréal, Quebec, H3A 1T8

Site location: 5555 Cypihot Street, Saint Laurent, Quebec, H4S 1R3

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

Employment Conditions: Morning, Day, Evening

Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English and French

Purpose of the Position

The REM (Reseau Express Metropolitain - Express Metropolitan Network) project in Montreal is a 67-km long network that has been divided into three sub segments so as to allow for a better control and governance of the design and construction process.

Key Responsibilities

Ultimately responsible and accountable for the Segment Construction in terms of the safety, quality, Budget Schedule and Workforce;
Selects, manages and mentors the segment management team and work force in order to achieve the segment goals in terms of Safety, Quality, Budget and Schedule;
Ensure project safety and quality standards and environmental programs are adhered to at all times;
Maintain excellent relationships with owner and dedicated owner’s counterparts;
Oversees and manages the coordination with the different design teams so as to allow for procurement and construction as per the segment schedule and budget;
Manages and is accountable for obtaining permits with the competent authorities and different stake holders;
Responsible and accountable for guarantying the compatibility and integration of different disciplines (building, tracks, system and civil) involved in the segment in terms of Safety, Schedule and Budget;
Develops, manages, monitors and is accountable for the integrated segment schedule;
Develops, manages, monitors and is accountable for the segment budget;
Ensure optimum utilization of staff, labour, material, equipment and other resources across all segment
Makes sure that the segment team in establishing the needed construction plan, engineering methods and corresponding risk analysis;
Ensure appropriate and compliant usage of administrative procedures within the segment.
Organizes and leads the segment administration meetings; and
Participate to project wide administration meetings as needed.
Ensure Aecon and Joint Venture policies and procedures are implemented on the segment;
Be an ambassador of the company both internally and externally;
Ensure compliance with Aecon union obligations;
Participate and validates in tender closings;
Conduct Performance Evaluations of segment staff;
Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.

Required Knowledge and Skills

Bachelor of civil engineering
Two to three years of civil construction experience
Two to three years’ experience managing designers, administrative, multidisciplinary staff on large civil projects
Two to three years’ experience with hard and soft rock tunneling
Previous joint venture project experience
Previous experience on design build projects
Two to three years of leadership and previous supervisory experience overseeing 100 plus people
2-3 years’ experience working on complex rail projects
Previous experience working on underground stations
2-3 years’ experience as a project director
2-3 years’ experience working on major pursuits and proposals
Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods), industry practices, estimating/budgeting, scheduling and safety requirements
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to resolve project disputes with no management assistance
Ability to manages issues Owner, Authorities and stakeholders
Excellent presentation skills
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, MS Word and Excel
Working knowledge of Project Management systems, accounting systems and scheduling software
Fluency in French and English is required (oral and written)
Experience with complex private and public partnership contracts
Strong teaming and communication skills
Effective interpersonal skills
Team player who is organized and flexible

Necessary Competencies

Commitment to Safety
Drive for Results
Learning on the Fly
Planning and Organizing
Problem Solving
Interpersonal Savv
Integirty and Trust
Supervisor Accountability

Supervise and assign responsibilities to project teams including site managers, engineers, cost controllers, procurement staff, schedulers, safety officers superintendents, foremen, direct and indirect labour, project coordinators and administrative assistants assigned to segment

Physical Demands Analysis

Work under pressure
Tight deadlines
Attention to detail
Large workload
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
Travel expenses paid by employer
Sitting, walking, climbing stairs, negotiating construction site obstacles, driving
Primary work location is project site and head office
Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons

Compensation and Benefits

50 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
Monthly pension allowance
Eligible for employee share purchase plan
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
Eligible for Short Term Incentives
Annual flight reimbursement
Eligible for annual salary increases in excess of 2%
Company vehicle or vehicle allowance plus gas card
Relocation allowance provided
Eligible for tax consulting/advice
Living allowance
Eligible for project uplift
Eligible for project bonus
Eligible for monthly transition payment for first 12 months of work
Annual salary is $300,000 to $350,000 CAD

Fiscal Responsibility

Responsible and accountable or overall segment construction profitability
Negotiation of all subcontracts and purchase orders
Construction pricing of change notices
Approval of all project subcontract and material invoices

Working Conditions and Environment

Relocation within Canada may be required. Relocation costs covered by employer.
Project, training and business related travel required
Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons

Extent of Public Contact

Aecon staff including accounting, safety, estimating, marketing, business development etc.
Project team members including owners, consultants and subcontractors
Local authorities having jurisdiction

Contact Information:
110 9th Ave. SW, Suite 300, Calgary, AB, T2P 0T1

Telephone: 403-695-3085

Fax: 403-695-3090


Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.

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