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AECOM Senior Technical Lead & Project Manager - Water Treatment in Thornhill, Ontario

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Water Technical Lead & Project Manager for Water Treatment Plants and Reservoirs and Pumping Stations, based out of our Markham, Ontario (north of downtown Toronto) office to perform the following duties:

  • Provide detail design of projects that involve multiple disciplines, including structural, architectural, HVAC mechanical, process mechanical, I&C, etc.

  • Provide detailed calculations for processes.

  • Lead pilot and treatability studies.

  • Lead commissioning activities.

  • Provide clear and focused leadership on all project functions related to project management, project control, design and engineering management, and construction management to meet the Client’s and AECOM’s overall goals on multi-disciplinary projects

  • Effectively maintain and develop a healthy client relationship throughout the project execution and project close-out

  • Create a team environment that supports AECOM’s Client focus, where employees meet the expectations, requirements, and agreements of our Clients.

  • Define project scope, goals, deliverables, quality and compliance requirements

  • Ensure compliance with AECOM’s and the Client’s quality policies and procedures

  • Develop detailed work breakdown structures and project execution plans

  • Define project staffing and resource requirements in consultation with Department Managers

  • Plan and prepare accurate fee estimates to complete projects as well as baseline cash and financial performance indicators for future project control

  • Manage planning and scheduling of project deliverables and the development of resource loaded schedules for design and contract administration services

  • Manage a design team and develop an execution plan that allows work to be executed in logical sequences, monitors design activities, manages inter-discipline data flow and communication, and manages the introduction of design changes

  • Ensure strict compliance with the Client’s and AECOM’s safety policies and procedures

  • Use a full range of available communication mediums to engage and solicit inputs from key stakeholders on each project

  • Proactively resolve performance, scope, cost and schedule issues

  • Constantly monitor and report on progress of the project to all stakeholders

  • Ensure accurate and timely preparation of engineering and financial status reports to our clients and AECOM’s senior leadership

  • Consistently deliver on each project to achieve top-tier industry benchmarks for quality, overall project delivery and project financials

  • Provide mentoring of intermediate and junior staff

  • Prepare proposal capture plans and proposal documents

  • Provide business development including seeking out new opportunities and enhancing existing projects

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Environmental or Civil Engineering or relevant engineering field to water treatment and reservoirs and pumping stations

  • 10+ years of Technical Experience, Project Management, Design and Construction experience in Water Treatment Plants, reservoirs and pumping stations and related infrastructure

  • Must have executed water treatment projects from very beginning of pre-design until project close-out at end of Warranty period

  • Registered P.Eng. in Ontario or eligible within 12 months

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 15+ years of Technical Design, Project Management, Design and Construction experience in large Water Treatment Plants (> 100 MLD) and reservoirs and pumping stations and related infrastructure

  • Water process, design and commissioning capabilities

  • General understanding of electrical, instrumentation and process controls

  • Certification such as PMP, CCE, PgMP, or related certifications

  • Proficient in common desktop packages, i.e. Word, Excel, MS Project, MS PowerPoint

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills

  • Motivated, team player, independent, organized with strong business acumen

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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 - Water - Wastewater

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265289BR

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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