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AECOM Deputy Project Manager / Design Delivery Lead - Water/Wastewater in Markham, Ontario

Company Description

How will you make your mark?

At AECOM, our work in providing access to clean water enables communities to thrive and ecosystems to flourish, contributing to a resilient future. As a global leader in infrastructure consulting, we are at the forefront of significant water projects, with over 6,000 of the industry’s best minds driving innovation and technical excellence. Together, we develop solutions that are not only best in the world, but best for the world.

With an acceleration in infrastructure investment, your bold ideas and global expertise have never been more crucial. Join our dynamic team, where innovation, career growth, and collaboration are celebrated. Enjoy the freedom to grow with customizable career paths, water-specific technical and professional development and the potential to contribute to transformational projects worldwide. Discover your #H2Opportunity

As the global community is faced with securing sustainable and safe drinking water, AECOM stands at the forefront of innovating water treatment solutions that are sustainable, environmentally friendly, and cost-effective. Our water team is equipped with the expertise to tackle these intricate challenges head-on. From planning and pilot testing to conceptual and final design, through to construction, start-up, and commissioning, we offer comprehensive source-to-tap solutions. Join us in addressing some of the most pressing water supply and treatment issues facing our communities today. Your contribution will help deliver essential water solutions that support both current and future generations.

We specialize in advanced wastewater treatment solutions, offering everything from primary treatments to complex, advanced systems, including enhanced nutrient removal and advanced biosolids processes. Our focus on energy efficiency not only lowers costs but also improves services for our clients. Join us in delivering sustainable wastewater management, integrating your innovative ideas into projects that make an impact.

Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Deputy Project Manager / Design Delivery Lead for a full-time position that can be based from any of our Greater Toronto Area offices (Markham, Mississauga and Pickering). The candidate for this position will work on municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment projects and related infrastructure including planning and feasibility to design and construction.

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

  • Lead a high performing team in the delivery of complex multidisciplinary water and wastewater projects.

  • Work successfully within a team environment and communicate effectively with other project team members and clients.

  • Work closely with the project manager and other discipline engineers as a key player in leading the design delivery.

  • Complete technical reports, calculations, and undertake design decisions.

  • Prepare technical specifications, tender documents, and review design drawings.

  • Assist in conducting technical quality reviews of deliverables.

  • Liaison with the disciplines to coordinate design efforts, manage project schedules, and track budgets.

  • Conduct periodic site visits during design and construction

  • Provide continuity through complete project, from design through construction.

  • Provide guidance to junior technical staff.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor's degree +8 years of related experience specifically in design and construction of municipal water and wastewater projects or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Previous experience overseeing and coordinating all technical aspects of capital works projects over $30 Million CAD.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • 10+ years of related experience specifically in design and construction of municipal water and wastewater projects

  • Post-graduate degree in water or wastewater treatment.

  • Registered as a P.Eng. in the province of ON.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills as well as effective report writing.

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship for Canadian employment authorization is not available for this position.


Offered compensation will be based on location and individual qualifications. The expected range is $120,000.00 - $150,000.00.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

ReqID: J10103460

Business Line: Water

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Canada

Career Area: Program & Project Management

Work Location Model: Hybrid