Systems Administrator

AESI is a respected management consulting and engineering firm, serving utilities, municipalities, and government agencies since 1984. With staff from across the utility and critical infrastructure segments, AESI has a full perspective of the challenges being faced by our clients in the changing marketplace. As a result, AESI is recognized by our clients as a preferred partner for supporting and augmenting their engineering, operations, and strategic business needs.

Our mission is to enhance the effectiveness of our clients’ operations and business processes, through the provision of exceptional engineering, technical and management services. We are dedicated to the concept of total system engineering and maintain the highest standards of excellence for every client on every project. As a result, our clients view us as a trusted advisor.

Why Work For AESI?

AESI is not a big conglomerate. From your first day, you are an important member of the team, and your voice counts. We are about our people:

  • We offer competitive compensation packages.
  • We provide a comprehensive benefits package.
  • We are a small organization, and our clients and projects are diverse– the variety of work completed by our staff offers plenty of opportunity for challenge and growth.
  • We firmly believe that when you succeed, we succeed, which is why we are steadfast in our support for your continued professional development growth.
  • We recognize and support a healthy work/life balance because we know, beyond the office, it is family that we cherish.

Job Summary

AESI is looking for a Systems Administrator to join our Corporate Technology team. The successful candidate will be a graduate preferably in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related discipline and have experience as a Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, or similar role. The Systems Administrator will support AESI’s Senior IT Manager.

The System Administrator should have a hunger to learn and broad knowledge of computer software, hardware, and networks. They will be responsible for designing, organizing, modifying, and supporting AESI’s computer systems.

The System Administrator will help design and oversee local area networks, wide area networks, and network segments. Daily tasks may include installing, upgrading, and monitoring software and hardware; while maintaining the essential hardware/software, such as operating systems, business applications, security tools, web-servers, emails, laptops, and desktop PCs. The successful candidate will also support AESI’s Practice Areas with client project work related to IT, cyber security, networks and security, etc.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Install and configure software and hardware
  • Administer servers, laptops, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, VOIP phones, software deployment, security updates and patches
  • Set up accounts and workstations
  • Issue, track, and maintain technology equipment
  • Troubleshoot problems reported by users and analyze and isolate issues
  • Document Admin workflow, processes, and infrastructure
  • Take part in training staff on new technologies
  • Implement, Configure, and Maintain network servers such as file servers, database servers, mail servers, domain controllers, FTP servers, and VPN gateways
  • Implement, Configure, and Maintain VMware environments
  • Support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and intranet systems
  • Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
  • Maintain integrity of the network, server deployment, and security
  • Create and verify backups of data
  • Provide input to future upgrades and improvement with the technology infrastructure
  • Provide support to AESI’s Practice Areas on client project work related to IT, cyber security, networks and security, etc.


  • Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or related discipline; professional certification is a plus
  • Experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role preferred
  • Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management
  • Experience with concepts of Network Topologies, Routing, Switching and Firewall Rules
  • Experience with Virtual Server Environments and/or Hypervisors (VMWare)
  • Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery
  • Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms (Microsoft/Linux)
  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Must be able to travel to the United States

Working Environment

  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with minimal physical effort required; hybrid remote work schedule offered
  • AESI is committed to providing a safe work environment by implementing measures to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, in compliance with the requirements under the Occupational Health & Safety Act and public health directives issued by the Chief Medical Officer and other governing authorities. The health & safety of our employees, clients, and the public remains our top priority.

Please note that although all candidates will be considered, only those who meet the requirements for this position will be contacted.

AESI is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, AESI will endeavour to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the hiring manager upon scheduling your interview.