Engineering Manager

Aecon Group Inc.

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time

Private Sector

Nov 9

Build Your Career at Aecon

Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future. 


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization! 


Purpose of the Position

To manage the Nuclear Engineering Department ensuring technical compliance with Aecon procedures, industry codes, regulations and adherence under the Professional Engineers Act of Ontario. 


What You'll Do Here: 


  • Preparation and monitoring of the department budget.
  • Prepare and / or approve Employee Requisitions for additional staff as required.
  • Conduct prospective employee interviews and, in conjunction with HR, set appropriate salary level.
  • Review employee performance and facilitate goal-setting to support departmental and organizational objectives.
  • Facilitate staff training and professional development and monitor progress.
  • Prepare and implement department succession plan / staffing plan.
  • Technical signatory for Aecon Nuclear on Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) Certificate of Authorization. 
  • Provide input for employee salary merit increases and performance bonuses.
  • Review/approve staff travel and travel expense reports per policy.
  • Establish engineering tool requirements (hardware and software) and associated budgets with IT.
  • Review and approve purchase of industry codes and standards.
  • Responsible for preparation and approval of engineering procedures.
  • Prepare monthly reports as required.

Technical Leadership

  • Technical lead at meetings with Senior Management and Customers as required.
  • Assume overall responsibility for engineering oversight of sublet engineering suppliers. Hold review meetings to identify and quantify technical risks.
  • Ensures all engineering activities within Aecon Nuclear Engineering comply with the Professional Engineers Act of Ontario
  • Provide advice and support to Project Engineering staff during project execution
  • Support resolution of complex or unusual engineering problems.
  • Support the evaluation and qualification of Design (Engineering) Service Providers (DSP’s) on Aecon’s Approved Suppliers List (ASL).
  • Ensure technical offerings and solutions consider constructability and are cost effective.

Proposal Preparation/Sales and Marketing Support

  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations for internal and external customers.
  • Attend meetings with Sales, Proposal Management, Purchasing and Estimating.
  • Draft proposal engineering schedule and proposal technical strategy.
  • Prepare and / or Review Technical portions of the Proposal as required.
  • Prepare/approve engineering load boards and man-hour estimates.
  • Ensure product offering complies with standards.
  • Assist in the preparation of risk assessments.
  • Review / approve technical deviations/clarifications for bid submission.

Project Support

  • Support selection of Design Service Providers as required.
  • Monitor Design Service Provider cost and schedule performance.
  • Support engineered equipment RFP, bid evaluation and vendor selection as required
  • Monitor Aecon engineering budgets, schedule, execution plans and strategies.
  • Work with Proposal and Project Management to develop project execution plans and schedules.
  • Provide support and mentoring to Project Engineering and Project Coordinator staff during project execution. 
  • May be required to address specific technical issues at a Senior Management or Customer level.

New Product Development

  • Work with Business Development to determine technology needs and direction.
  • Support Small Modular Reactor (SMR) program.
  • Approve design development and prototype testing requirements for first of a kind initiatives.
  • Initiate and / or participate in formal and informal (peer) design reviews
  • Prepare / approve patent applications.


What you will bring to the team: 

  • Engineering Degree with P. Eng. designation
  • Ideally 10-15 years experience in the Power Generation Industry with knowledge of nuclear plant construction and operation
  • Knowledge of CSA and ASME codes related to nuclear power plants and associated equipment 
  • Previous Management and / or supervisory experience 


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.

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