Jason Idler brings more than 30 years of experience to his role as chief operating officer of PCL’s heavy industrial operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Joining the PCL family of companies in 2008 as vice president of PCL Intracon Power, he was appointed regional vice president with responsibility for Canadian operations in 2013. The next year he joined the board for PCL Construction Holdings Ltd. and assumed executive sponsorship for large-scale industrial projects, some of the largest PCL has executed among them. In 2017, Jason was named executive vice president for Canada and then president of US heavy industrial operations, based in Houston.

Jason is responsible for PCL’s portfolio of work in the oil and gas, power, renewables, chemical and petrochemical markets. He works with a team of regional executives to oversee all aspects of project planning and delivery including oversight of engineering, project controls, quality, procurement, construction execution, risk management, and health, safety, and environment (HSE). Jason is deeply involved not just in the work of construction, but also in how PCL partners with clients and stakeholders to build a sustainable energy and resource future. For him that means attention to people, to community and to PCL’s role in the energy transition. From planning to site fabrication to execution and ongoing maintenance, Jason, along with the entire heavy industrial group, promises clients a fully tailorable project solution.

Community & Industry Involvement

  •  United Way, Alberta Capital Region


  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering - University of Saskatchewan