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AECOM Bilingual English/French Construction Management Risk Manager in Thornhill, Ontario

Job Summary

AECOM is looking to hire a fully bilingual English and French Speaking Construction Manager Risk Manager to join our Program and Project Management (PPM) Business Line Canada Region. Reporting to the Risk Management Practice Lead, Program and Project Management Business Line, this position could be based out of Markham, ON; Montreal, QB; or Quebec City, QB; with hybrid work options available.

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.

Job Summary:

As an industry leader in program management and construction management for large capital programs, AECOM oversees activities ranging from planning, coordination, scheduling and cost control, to design, construction and commissioning. From concept through completion, we provide necessary technical and administrative services to help our clients meet their program objectives. We act as an extension of our clients’ staff, protecting their interests as our own.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Act as a business consultant to identify the core requirements of the data construction risk management landscape and act as a trusted advisor to a variety of stakeholders internal and external (Service lines, functional teams).

  • Act as an advisor for projects in the area of Construction Risk Management, including but not limited to: when/how to do a formal risk assessment, develop and organize risk mitigation plans and develop tracking mechanisms to controls effectiveness of risk management. Developing and undertaking advanced Quantitative Risk Analysis including Cost, Schedule and integrated Cost and Schedule analyses, to enable robust forecasting and tracking of risk exposure.

  • Assist in the execution and maintenance of Construction risk management service framework, including data use case execution that reflect project/program direction and opportunities.

  • Recognize and manage Construction risks in area of responsibility, and assists in putting in place appropriate mitigation plans and assists in communicating these to avoid surprises with key stakeholders.

  • Conduct constructability reviews, schedule critical reviews, and scrutinize cost estimates, understanding areas of uncertainty.

  • Facilitation of workshops in the client’s environment, using advanced methods for risk, value and lessons learnt processes.

  • Assist in the development of ad hoc Construction risk communiques supporting decision points in the project.

  • Review project document, analyze project data and develop Construction Risk Registers.

  • Work with project team on Construction risk allocation and risk transfer mechanisms through either design specifications or language in the procurement documents.

  • Prepare Construction Risk Assessment presentations and prepare presentations of the projects risk profile.

  • Promote, set up and implement a risk management system, making it appropriate to the needs of the project through the project lifecycle.

  • Delivery of risk management services to the client’s Development department as part of capital project delivery in compliance with client’s governance, processes and objectives.

  • Development and implementation of project risk management plans.

  • Delivery of discrete risk interventions and imbedded risk management services, as part of the Development team.

  • Delivery of value and reduction of risk exposure through active mitigation of threats and maximisation of opportunities.

  • Undertaking day-to-day risk management activities including identification, prioritisation, register management, action planning and monitoring.

  • Production of periodic risk reporting including profiled risk expenditure, impacted risk / drawdown and risk exposure changes.

Minimum Requirements

  • University Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Business or related discipline

  • Four (4) years of relevant experience within Construction Management, Project Management, Program Management, and/or Risk Assessments (meaning, qualitative/quantitative risk assessments on construction projects) including evidence of delivery of projects and / or programs.

  • English and French speaking required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A.Sc. or M.B.A. degree in Civil Engineering, Economics, Statistics or related field is a strong asset.

  • Membership of a professional body an asset (e.g. APM, IRM)

  • Experience in quantitative/qualitative cost/schedule risk assessments within Construction Management, Civil Engineering, and Program and Project Management.

  • Extensive experience in the application of Quantitative Risk Analysis (QRA) techniques and tools, for example: @Risk and Primavera Risk Analysis (previously Pertmaster), including the analysis of complex logic-linked cost-loaded schedules.

  • Familiarity with Monte Carlo simulation and any experience with applicable software, such as P6 Risk Analyzer, or Crystal Ball an asset.

  • Experience using Enterprise Risk Management tools, for example, Active Risk Manager (ARM), Predict! and Oracle PPM (P6R).

  • Experience in the delivery of risk throughout the project lifecycle including support of investment decisions and delivery/implementation phases and at Program or Strategic level.

  • Experience in the construction or infrastructure sectors.

  • Understanding of construction contracts and the relationship between risk management and controls/management functions including: project management, change control, planning & scheduling, cost & commercial management and reporting.

  • Evidence of previous experience in definition and delivery of risk management plans within projects.

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and facilitation skills.

  • Collaborative working style and behaviours.

  • Experience of working in a client environment.

  • Experience in application of a variety of contract forms.

  • Experience in working for a complex business environment or large consultancy.

Additional Information:

  • The company is not prepared to provide work sponsorship for this position.

  • Relocation expenses will not be covered should the job incumbent decide to relocate for this position.

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 Construction Management

Business Line PPM

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263274BR

Additional Locations CA - Montreal, QC - 85, Sainte-Catherine St West, CA - Quebec, QC - 4700, Blvd Wilfrid-Hamel

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.