Area Manager

ON, Canada
Posted On May 22 2020 Jun 21 2020

Divisional Overview

Aecon Energy offers a suite of unparalleled services to some of Canada’s largest energy suppliers, providing best-in-class solutions to the oil and gas, nuclear, co-generation, and renewable sectors.

Business Unit Overview The joint venture between SNC-Lavalin and Aecon (operating as CanAtom) has been awarded multiple contracts with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to carry out the Darlington Refurbishment scopes of work. The projects involve refurbishment of all four reactors at the Darlington Generating Station, turbine generator refurbishment, and other infrastructure improvement projects throughout the site. The contracts also include a long-term master service agreement for miscellaneous capital and maintenance projects at Darlington and Pickering Generating Stations.

Division Energy

Company [Job Posting] Aecon Group Inc.

Business Unit Nuclear

City Bowmanville

Province/State Ontario [ON]

Country Canada [CA]

Title Area Manager

Position Overview

Centralization of accountability is critical to the success of Darlington RFR. As such, the RFR Project Director is looking for ideal candidates to join the team as Area Managers., Area Managers will be accountable to lead a team responsible for delivering a specific, project critical scope area for the Retube and Feeder Replacement project. For clarity, the single point accountability to deliver the assigned project scope safely, on time, on budget and with quality rests with the Area Manager. It is a key role in the success of subsequent unit work for Darlington RFR.

Key Responsibilities


  • Lead a matrixed team of Construction, Engineering, Training, Tooling, Quality, Procurement and CWP development to prepare for and execute a defined portion of the project scope.
  • Interface with client and all involved CanAtom stakeholders to lead a team that develops an implementation plan for the assigned scope        
  • Review and incorporate previous OPEX and lessons Learned associated with the assigned scope
  • Lead the preparation for the work using the Canatom readiness process, to ensure that work is efficiently performed in support of the schedule. Issues are resolved, when necessary escalated and accountability for readiness is clearly driven to the matrixed support team.  Assure that planning is focused on safe workface production with an end goal.
  • Work with construction to assure that detailed constructability reviews are performed and implemented, and that construction supervision is well versed in the details of the CWP
  • Review and improve the working schedule and resource plan and assure schedule quality
  • Coordinate material and tooling delivery and all logistics including prefabrication, interim storage, transport, workface handling and storage
  •  Review and improve all processes and procedures that support the assigned scope, with a mind for continuous improvement over the execution of the work
  • Lead the field execution of the assigned scope, driving accountability for performance to each of the support organizations (engineering, construction, procurement, tooling, training, QC)
  • Establish and monitor metrics for measuring cost, schedule, quality and safety performance associated with the assigned scope, with the support of the Project Controls organization
  • Review and improve training plan associated with the assigned task and develop any required Playbooks or other tools/aides to improve work efficiency and reduce human performance errors
  • Review and improve any related subcontracts supporting the assigned task
  • Oversee tracking and resolution of emergent issues affecting task planning and/or implementation
  • Serve as focal point for Canatom and Client for items/issues related to the assigned task
  • Develop, monitor and mange budgets allocated to the assigned task
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge & Skills


  • Minimum of five years project management experience in a related role.
  • Nuclear Construction Industry experience is an asset, however drive and ownership attributes are requisite for the position.
  • Demonstrated leadership of construction trades and professional project staff required
  • Experience with project management toolset including planning, staffing, scheduling, risk management, performance measurement, and cost controls
  • Lean construction experience is an asset, especially that related to workface performance improvement (Gemba)
  • Highly self-motivated team player with a participative management style and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to identify planning and training gaps; generate effective solutions; and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, including Excel.
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and time lines.
  • People oriented with an ability to establish a high degree of credibility with staff and clients.
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator with superior interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Commitment to working in a team environment.
  • Working knowledge of construction safety programs, hazard identification and mitigation

Employment Status Permanent

Date Req Created 7/31/2019

Compensation & Benefits Overview Aecon offers the opportunity to work on challenging, high profile projects and provides competitive compensation and benefits.

Equity Statement Aecon is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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