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Technical director

Aecon Group Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Montreal, QC posted January 14, 2020.

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 LteeBusiness address: 2015, rue Peel, Bureau 600, Montréal, Quebec, H3A 1T8Title of position: Technical DirectorNOC: NOC 0016 – executive director goods production, utilities, transportation and constructionLocation of Work: Montreal, QuebecWork location: 1140 Boulevard Maisonneuve, Montreal, H3A 1M7Terms of Employment: This is a full-time, permanent positionEmployment Conditions: Morning, Day, EveningStart Date: As soon as possibleLanguage: English Purpose of the Position Reporting to the SVP, UTS, the incumbent will be responsible for developing company-wide framework and standards around Technical/Design services throughout the project lifecycle to influence major Design Build Infrastructure projects.

The Technical Director will be accountable for ensuring designs are compliant, safe, meet the delivery/constructability needs of construction, and are most cost efficient from a total project cost perspective.

Key Responsibilities Pre-bid PhaseParticipation in the review and selection of potential design consultancy groups to provide Design services on Design Build projectsProject Bid PhaseCo-ordinate with the Project Director and bid team to ensure all technical requirements and design information is received, coordinated, understood and managedSelection of the appropriate design, product or techniques to deliver innovative solutions to projectsEnsuring the contract requirements are clear, deliverable and achievable.

Input into contract negotiations with the client on Technical mattersAssist in preparation of Bid submission documentsParticipation in Procurement strategy reviewsOn P3 projects, interact in value engineering workshops with Operation and Maintenance teams to develop overall project lowest cost solutions over the concession lifetimeManaging design/technical consultants and services during the project bid phase including:Ensuring design is to the necessary detail to support estimatingEnsuring value engineering is undertaken to ensure the lowest possible cost design solution that is compliant, safe and meets construction needsCo-ordinating constructability reviews with Bid team to ensure integration between design, construction and estimating teamsCarrying out risk/opportunity reviews to ensure design is optimal.Ensuring all design deliverables are understood and scheduled to comply with contract review processes, utilities, stakeholders, permitting, procurement and construction schedule requirementsMonitoring performance of consultants and managing contracts through the bid phaseParticipation in the negotiation of Agreements for provision of design services in the Post contract award phase including:Developing payment schedules with appropriate incentive mechanismsIdentification of performance management metricsDetailed deliverable schedules that will meet contract review procedure, permitting, procurement and construction needsPost Award PhaseAct as an Advisor to the project Design Management team and assist the project Technical Director to ensure all technical requirements are met and delivered in a timely mannerAssist project Technical Director with effective management of communications with the owner and other stakeholders including municipalities, utility companies and regulatory authoritiesProvide advice on identification of design/technical changes/issues and input into the Change Management processManage the UTS, Technical team and Design/Technical consultants services to ensure:Design services are provided in a timely and cost-effective manner in accordance with agreementsThere is detailed monitoring of designer performance to identify issues and timely solutionsMonitoring/identification of ‘design creep’ and ensuring designers provide the lowest cost solution that is compliant and safeContinued review of Value Engineering opportunities to optimize design and input into risk and opportunity analysisEarly identification and solutions of problems and issuesManagement of agreements and resolution of issuesInput into Procurement planning, estimating, and reforecastingEstablish objectives for the organization and formulate or approve policies and programsSelect middle managers, directors or other executive staff; delegate the necessary authority to them and create optimum working conditionsCo-ordinate the work of regions, divisions or departmentsRepresent the organization, or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the organization, in negotiations or other official functionsOversight of the design/commissioning activities to ensure attestation that construction is in accordance with designParticipation in lessons learned workshops in relation to technical issues Required Knowledge and Skills Two to three years’ experience in working in a Tier One Contractor team on major Design Build Projects looking after technical issuesTwo to three years’ experience overseeing design consultants on rail projects Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of construction engineering, construction process, sequencing and value engineeringTwo to three years’ experience with the construction of transit infrastructure, including civil, drainage, Bridges, Tunnels and Rail SystemsMust possess sound judgement, highly developed management, organizational and interpersonal skillsTwo to three years’ supervisory experience on rail projects 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 subcontractorsStrong awareness and understanding of construction safety principles Ability to supervise staff in various areas of responsibility Necessary Competencies Commitment to SafetyStakeholder Relations/Organizational AgilityManages ComplexityDemonstrates Self-awarenessGlobal PerspectiveBuilds effective teamsOptimizes work processes Physical Demands AnalysisWork under pressureTight deadlinesAttention to detailLarge workloadAble to perform in a fast paced environmentWillingness to travel Project related travel anticipated Estimate of travel required: up to 50%Willing to travel internationallyWilling to travel regularlyWilling to travel overnightTravel expenses paid by employer Compensation and Benefits $160,000 to $220,000 annuallyWork 37.5 hours/weekHealth benefits, such as prescription drug, medical services, dental and vision, and emergency out-of-country coverage, administered through our carrier, Great West LifeIncome replacement benefits such as short and long term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insuranceInvestment 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 ProgramVacation and other paid and unpaid leaves of absence programsOther benefits such as tuition reimbursement, employee discounts and subsidiesVehicle allowance or company vehicleRelocation package providedProject uplift providedEligible for annual salary increases in excess of 2% Working Conditions and Environment Primary work location at Montreal office with 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 0T1Telephone: 403-695-3085Fax: 403-695-3090Email: Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.

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