AECOM Technical Design Manager in Whitby, Ontario

Business Line Transportation

Position Title Technical Design Manager

Canada - Ontario


Job Summary

AECOM is participating in every major P3 project in Canada (e.g. Gordie Howe International Bridge, Regional Express Rail, major LRT projects, etc.) either as the Owner Engineer or as the Contractor’s Engineer. AECOM Canada is acting as a Centre of Excellence for the delivery of P3 projects in North America. The Technical Design Manager will manage, supervise and coordinate engineering activities necessary to deliver complex, multi-disciplinary P3 projects through all phases of the Alternative Delivery procurement process. The appropriately qualified candidate will be responsible for the oversight, development, and implementation of technical criteria necessary to support design activities, will manage staff or consultants to ensure assigned projects are delivered on time, meet AECOM’s quality standards and delivered within budget.

The following list provides a summary of expected duties undertaken by the appropriately qualified candidate but is not intended to a comprehensive list of all duties under the Technical Design Manager’s role.

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

  • Provides technical guidance and is primary contact for package managers and discipline leads within a project

  • Fostering creativity and innovation working with a multi-disciplinary team to meet project goals and deliver high quality technical excellence

  • Manages the workflow and prioritization of project activities and takes appropriate corrective action when necessary

  • Plans, directs, coordinates and reviews the work of assigned staff and consultants; assigns work activities; coordinates schedules, projects and programs; provides constructive feedback; reviews and evaluates work of team members, and clearly communicates effective suggestions and recommendations

  • Oversees engineering activities for planning, design, and construction work involving multiple consultants and contractors; ensures adherence to quality, budget and schedules; and ensures work meets industry, project specific or agency standards

  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • 10+ years of experience in project delivery

  • Licensed Professional Engineer

  • Transportation and Transit technical design management experience

  • Must possess a valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with providing technical leadership on multi-year transportation Design-Build projects

  • Experience managing multi-disciplinary teams on major projects including transit/rail stations, maintenance facilities, infrastructure upgrades, building renovations or expansions or new transportation corridors

  • Working knowledge of project delivery mechanisms including operations, maintenance, planning, environmental, preliminary and final design, construction management, design-build, alliancing, scheduling, estimating, and quality assurance/quality control

  • Knowledge and experience with various disciplines and assets including, but not limited to: structures (above ground and tunnels), signaling, traction power, overhead wiring, communications, stations, passenger information systems, ticketing systems, security systems, train operations and control, noise and vibration mitigation, fire and life safety, rolling stock, electrical/mechanical equipment, and maintenance and storage facilities; experienced in public consultation programs and dealing in a public environment

  • Experienced in coordination with outside government agencies at all levels including local, provincial, regional, and national

  • Experience reviewing, interpreting, analyzing, and modifying complex engineering plans, drawings, specifications, contract documents, and engineering reports for conformance to professional standards or project specific requirements

  • Outstanding communication skills and the ability to clearly communicate highly complex technical issues, analysis and recommendations to staff and clients

  • Presentation development and public speaking skills.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, and contractor clients.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Engineering - Project / Program / Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186869BR

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.