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Project Engineer At Aecon

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Job Description

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 is proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s transportation and infrastructure networks. From our twinning of the Trans-Canada Highway in Banff National Park, to expanding Toronto’s Spadina Subway, to extending a 42-km stretch of Highway A30 near Montreal, our expertise helps improve the lives of Canadian commuters every day.

Our roots in infrastructure development run deep. With over a century of experience and an ability to offer diverse, comprehensive infrastructure services, Aecon has earned the position of preferred contractor to numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships all across the country.

Company operating name: Major Projects West, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.

Business legal name: Aecon Construction Group Inc.

Business address: 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Four Bentall Centre, Suite 2124, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1G4

Title of position: Project Engineer

NOC: NOC 2131 Civil Engineers

Location of Work: Vancouver, BC but will be required to travel and work across Canada

Office Location: 1055 Dunsmuir Street, Four Bentall Centre, Suite 2124, Vancouver, BC, V7X 1G4

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

Employment Conditions: Morning, Day, Evening

Start Date: As soon as possible

Number of positions: 2

Travel Requirements: Travel will be required all over BC. Main office is in Vancouver.

Language: English


Purpose of the Position

The Project Engineer is responsible for producing various deliverables and providing technical support in the pursuit of new projects and in the interest of maintaining compliance to project technical standards once the project is underway.

The Project Engineer must have a strong command of the technical and operational aspects of a project and provide technical expertise to the estimating team, proposal team, design team and the project operational functions in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Key Responsibilities


  • Prepare detailed cost estimates using estimating software
  • Providing expertise and advice on project scope including design, labour, equipment, materials, and subcontractors
  • Provide technical expertise and operational perspective on large ($200 Million+) heavy civil construction projects including highways, bridges, roads, tunnels and other infrastructure related projects
  • Provide expertise on various delivery methods for the above project type
  • Manage key relationships with clients, subcontractors and the design team
  • Accurately interpret and comprehend tender drawings and specifications for all projects up to $1 Billion.
  • Present all aspects of the project scope, staging, timing, constraints, risks, and potential cost saving opportunities and alternatives to internal staff
  • Provide Value engineering. Review design options and recommend best solution based on potential risks, cost, engineering, quality, or availability of materials
  • Develop complete understanding of project contract plans and specifications
  • Examine/inspect field conditions and identify problems, inaccuracies, and cost saving measures that arise and take corrective actions as needed
  • Inspect subordinates’ work for compliance with the contract plans and specifications, point out deficiencies and explain and take any corrective action needed
  • Provide reporting on project schedule and budget. Participate in project controls activities, tracking and forecasting.
  • Review new issue drawings and contract documents for change of conditions; quantify impact of changes
  • Prepare monthly cost projections using information generated from project management systems and prepare quarterly cash flow projections
  • Improve project operations by recommending, as appropriate, better methods, staffing and procedural changes
  • Help drive the company environmental health and safety programs at the project level, driving a safety-oriented approach to work

Required Knowledge and Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering
  • Two to three years’ experience working as a site or project engineer assigned to heavy civil, infrastructure projects
  • Two to three years of experience in a lead construction management position with the responsibility of overseeing a scope of work and a team of field or site engineers
  • Experience as a design engineer in structures, concrete and steel
  • Two to three years’ experience working on bridge, highway and underground work (shafts) projects
  • Experience using P6 software
  • Two to three years’ estimating experience on bridge projects
  • Previous foundations experience an asset
  • Proficient in software related to construction industry as required
  • Excellent Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent team, interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with the client, field personnel and subcontractors
  • Strong awareness and understanding of construction safety principles

Necessary Competencies


  • Commitment to Safety
  • Drive for Results
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Supervisor Accountability
  • Mentor and train junior technical, estimating and operational staff as appropriate

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

Compensation and Benefits


  • $110,000 to $145,000 annually
  • Work 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
  • Eligible for Short Term Incentives
  • Eligible for annual salary increases in excess of 2%

Working Conditions and Environment


  • Primary work location at Vancouver office with work and travel required throughout Canada.
  • Relocation within Canada may be required. Relocation costs covered by employer.
  • Project, training and business related travel required

Contact Information:

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

Telephone: 403-695-3085

Fax: 403-695-3090

Email: 5579.aecon@hiredesk.net