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WSP Canada

Commissioning Authority/Agent, Buildings

Thornhill, ON
Part Time
5 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Commissioning Authority/Agent to join our Commissioning Team in Thornhill, ON. This is a position, with a preference for candidates with over 3 years of experience working with building systems including construction, contract administration, design, project management and commissioning experience. Candidates preferred to have field experience in commissioning and an understanding of industry standards such as LEED, CSA and ASHRAE. Additional experience in engineering, testing and balancing, building operations, controls, maintenance, or system installation will be advantageous.

Reporting to the Commissioning Department Manager, this position will be responsible for executing commissioning and commissioning-related services primarily on new building construction projects which will range in type, size and complexity, to achieve project deadlines and financial expectations. This is a customer-facing role that requires collaboration with both internal and external resources to deliver project expectations. Our team is positive and supportive; we place a high value on team interaction, knowledge sharing, and professional growth.

Why WSP?
  • We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
  • Our Flexible Work Policy - we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
  • A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
  • Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
  • Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
  • A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.

We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.


A day in the life:
  • Be responsible for delivering commissioning and commissioning-related services primarily on new building construction projects which will range in type, size and complexity.
  • Project manage the commissioning process on multiple projects simultaneously while achieve project deliverables, deadlines and financial expectations.
  • Interact successfully with multi-discipline internal and external project teams.
  • Develop and maintain good client relationships.
  • Achieve project objectives (such as is detailed in: Owner's Project Requirements, Construction Contract Documents, LEED or other building rating systems).
  • Develop clear and concise written reports that convey technical information.
  • Direct and/or conduct and document commissioning and commissioning-related testing.
  • Provide technical knowledge to troubleshooting building systems during commissioning.
  • Review and identify design risks to the project including change orders, maintenance challenges, sequence optimizations and end user functions.
  • Evaluate installations and functional performance of building systems for optimized performance/efficiencies.
  • Chair project commissioning meetings and provide commissioning-related advice to the project Commissioning Team.
  • Contribute to the improvement of internal processes and documentation.
  • Write proposals and quotations and win new projects.
  • Projects will primarily be located in the Greater Toronto Area, however, occasional travel to other provinces and territories may be required. Access to a personal vehicle is required. Travel expenses will need to be paid prior to reimbursement.

What you'll bring to WSP ...
  • Have over 3-10 years of experience working with building systems including commissioning experience.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bilingual (French and English) is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Have the ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects and tasks on each project, and be able to adapt to shifting priorities.
  • Have the desire to continuously learn to work more effectively.
  • Be willing to travel to projects located outside of the GTA.
  • Be committed to regularly enhance your technical and professional skills.
  • Be self-motivated with the ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment.
  • Be punctual, reliable, detail-oriented, and very organized.
  • Maintain a professional designation (such as: E.I.T, P.Eng, AScT, CTech) is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Maintain credentials related to commissioning or a plan to achieve these credentials (such as: ACP, CCP, CxA, BCxP, LEED AP) is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Possess a valid "G" Driver's License.

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 65,000 team members across the globe. In Canada, our 12,000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transportation networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.


  • We value our people and our reputation
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale
  • We are future focused and challenge the status quo
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable

Please Note:

Health and Safety is a core paramount value of WSP. Given the importance of keeping one another safe it is expected that you comply with our Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) policy at all times as well as client HSE policies when working at client locations.

Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from agencies. For more information please READ THE FULL POLICY.

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