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AECOM Canada Dams Practice Leader in Burnaby, British Columbia

Job Summary

AECOM’s dam program in Canada is growing! We are seeking a Regional Dams Practice Leader that will plan, promote, and implement the Canada Region practice vision. Reporting into the Water Business Line, the successful candidate will be responsible for the leadership and development of the dams practice within Canada focusing on water dams, levees, tailings dams and associated infrastructure. They will serve our existing clients, develop new clients, and collaborate with our Global and Regional Practice Leaders to implement regional initiatives. In addition, the person will coordinate technical services and staff within the dam practice to foster collaboration across the region. This role can be based out of any of our Canadian offices.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and executes strategic initiative to grow the Dams Practice in Canada

  • Recruits talent to grow the Dams Practice

  • Mentors and develops the technical abilities of staff within the Practice

  • Participate in the AECOM Technical Practice Group (Canada) for dams

  • Develops effective relationships with key clients and successfully wins work to grow the Practice

  • Plans, directs, and supervises all operations included in a large, complex project or several moderately sized projects with greater risk and complexity, and significant financial impact

  • Resolves complex issues

  • Provide direction to and mentoring to other technical staff in completing project tasks

  • Performs independent technical reviews of engineering reports and designs

  • Acts as primary point of contact with client and has full responsibility for project delivery

  • Competent to serve as Engineer-of-Record on design and design-build projects

  • May be responsible for Project teams that include 10 or more members often representing multiple business lines, working in remote locations and including a subcontractor(s)

  • Plan, schedule, conduct or coordinate detailed phases of the engineering project, focusing on the unique or controversial problems

  • Regularly develop and evaluate project plans

  • Provide advice and consultation to client on engineering matters, including compliance with government laws and regulations

  • Work with clients to provide long-term solutions

  • Project leadership in the areas of design, analysis, and construction on various Dams projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering

  • 12+ years of progressive experience in the field of water resources and heavy civil projects with an emphasis on dams in Canada.

  • Registered as a Professional Engineer in any of the Canadian Provinces

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from CEAB-accredited institution

  • 20+ years of progressive experience in the field of water resources and heavy civil projects with an emphasis on dams in Canada

  • Highly collaborative, with the ability to build productive working relationships within AECOM and with project teams globally

  • Demonstrated experience in pursuing and winning opportunities in Canada with a strong reputation in the Canadian dam market.

  • Experience in both the private and public sectors including the mining industry.

  • Proven experience in leading and building multi discipline teams

  • Ability to attract key staff within the Canadian Dams Market

  • Active in Canada Dam Association (CDA) and familiar with the CDA guidelines

  • Experience in client service, marketing and business development

  • Strong project management skills and experience.

  • A technical background in one of the disciplines of civil, structural, hydrotechnical or geotechnical engineering

  • Strong relationship building skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrate problem solving skills

  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment

  • Resourceful, highly organized professional with attention to detail

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment and meet deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Bilingual (English and French) would be an asset

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Civil

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 261516BR

Additional Locations CA - Burnaby, BC - 3292 Production Way, CA - Calgary, AB - 48 Quarry Park Blvd, CA - Montreal, QC - 85, Sainte-Catherine St West

Virtual: 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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