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Project Controls Specialist - Kincardine, ON #351129

Company: AECOM

Date: 09/19/2019

City: Kincardine, ON

Canada - Ontario, Kincardine

Job Summary

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at .

AECOM is seeking a Project Controls Specialist to be based at our Kincardine, ON location. An ideal candidate must be local or willing to relocate to the area. A Travel Allowance and relocation assistance may be provided.


The Steam Generator Replacement Team (SGRT) project is a fully integrated Joint Venture of Aecon, AECOM and Framatome. SGRT is a part of the Major Component Replacement project and includes the removal of the eight steam generators at Unit 6 and the installation of replacement steam generators with related plant modifications.

This project is part of Bruce Power’s Life Extension Program, which will allow Bruce Power’s CANDU units to continue to operate safely through to 2064. Unit 6 is the first of six reactors being replaced by Bruce Power through the MCR program.

Work is scheduled to reach substantial completion in the first quarter of 2022. In addition to the contract for Unit 6, SGRT signed a long-term Preferred Supplier Agreement, with a firm pricing structure, for steam generator replacements at the plant’s remaining five units as part of the Bruce Major Component Replacement project.


Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, the Project Control Specialist will be responsible in providing project control support to ongoing projects and supporting the company’s estimating and construction teams to ensure that the company’s project control system is properly implemented and utilized.


  • Overall responsibility for compliance of assigned projects with project controls standards - both from applicable contract documents and from Aecon project controls policies/guidelines.

  • Participate in developing, establishing and maintaining the company’s project cost /control systems.

  • Participate in proposal and estimating efforts to ensure continuity between project estimates and project baseline

  • Produce or oversee production of a detailed, resource-loaded schedule in P6

  • Assist the project team in converting project bids to setting up the complete, accurate project baseline (budget, schedule), in the company’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system (SAP, P6).

  • Set up project accounting systems (cost codes, job cost processing procedures, project rules of credit) in

  • Review the project contract and ensure that all the contract conditions (invoicing, reporting, change management, etc.) are applied and fulfilled for project set-up, project tracking and reporting, and project closeout

  • Monitor the project performance and ensure that all the project control system is properly implemented.

  • Generate all required project status reports for internal management and for the customer, including the overall project Dashboard, project performance report (Earned Value, SPI, CPI, etc),

  • Train the project team on how to implement the change management procedures.

  • Responsible to establish a change management system in compliance with contract conditions and Aecon’s procedures; monitor and enforce the change management system for assigned projects

  • Responsible to communicate, train and generally ensure full understanding by project staff of project controls processes and their applicable responsibilities

  • Review and analyze the project control reports (i.e. progress and productivity) with the project control leads and project team, and suggest corrective actions to maintain reasonable (around 1-PF) performance/productivity.

  • Review and analyze the project scheduling and cost reports and suggest corrective actions to maintain the project within anticipated cost and schedule.

  • Prepare and update project cash flows.

  • Supervise and mentor junior project control specialists.


  • Participate in customer and internal management project status reporting meetings

  • As required, produce custom reports from SAP/P6 per request of customer or internal management

  • Provide input on an ongoing basis for improvements/modifications to Aecon’s project controls policy & guidelines

  • Maintain continuous contact with Aecon’s corporate project controls group through regular reporting and acceptance of input and directives

  • Conduct training of business unit staff, including Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Engineers, Superintendents, etc., including generation and delivery of training material


  • Junior Project Coordinator (Co-op Students)


  • Direct support of Project management to monitor and report project financial status


  • Other SGRT Employees

  • Joint Venture and Project partners

  • Clients and Customers

  • Venders and Subcontractors

  • Various licensing agencies and regulatory authorities


  • When on a construction site, may be subject to extreme noise and heat. May be expected to climb ladders or wear fall protection depending on job location

Conditions of Employment for this position are:

For positions that fall into the list of required positions within the AECOM Oil & Gas Background Check policy, qualified applicants who are offered, and accept, the role must complete a satisfactory pre-employment Background Check. This may consist of all or a combination of the following: Canadian Criminal Record check, an Employment Verification and/or an Education and Accreditation Verification.

Minimum Requirements


  • 5-10 years of related experience.

  • College and/or University degree in related field, OR applicable work experience

  • Applied knowledge of the “Earned Value” principles.

  • Applied knowledge of Project Management and Project Controls principles, including experience with concepts of PMBOK

  • Ability to produce read and manipulate schedules and scheduling curves/reports.

  • Applied knowledge of cost engineering/cost control.

  • Intermediate to expert proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Organizational skills in order to handle multiple tasks within a high-pressure work site environment.

  • Interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).

  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees.

  • Willingness for continuous learning and advancement of technical knowledge.

  • Detail oriented and customer focused.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Due to the nature of work conducted by SGRT, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment

  • Our background check process includes a full security check and clearance process as well as reference checks. The security clearance process includes a comprehensive list of previous residences, employment, education and other pertinent information. Those with a valid Bruce Power security clearance are strongly preferred.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 225539BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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