Jim Dougan is currently the Principal of J.F. Dougan Consulting and has over 35 years of development and construction experience in Canada and the United States. Jim was most recently President, of Central and Eastern Canada, for PCL Constructors Canada Inc., where he was responsible for PCL’s district office operations from Manitoba to Newfoundland, a region that has historically completed between $2.0 billion and $2.5 billion in construction volume annually. He also served as a Director for PCL Construction Holdings Ltd.
Prior to joining PCL, Jim worked as a consultant with the Ontario Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal to help put together the Alternative Financing and Procurement program and joined Infrastructure Ontario at its inception as the Executive Vice-President of Project Delivery. He provided project oversight and strategic direction leading IO’s team in all areas of project development, including legal, finance, communications, and project management. Under his leadership, IO brought 33 major infrastructure projects to market with a capital volume of $10.2 billion, of which 27 projects at $6.5 billion were under construction or completed.
His other prior experience includes serving as President and Chief Operating Officer of Falls Management Company, where he was responsible for the successful development of the $1 billion, 2.5 million-square-foot Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This development, which at the time was the largest social infrastructure project in Canada, was a public-private partnership with the Province of Ontario using a design, build, finance, and operate delivery model.
Jim also spent over 22 years with Canada’s largest publicly traded construction and infrastructure development company, BFC Construction Group, now known as Aecon Group Inc., including as Chief Operating Officer of the corporation and the President of the company’s building division.