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WSP Canada

Electrical Inspector, Transmission & Distribution

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking Electrical Inspector to join our Power team, based in Thornhill office. Position is available on a flexible, part-time, or full-time basis. Reporting to the Construction Audit and Inspection manager, Inspector will perform on-site audit of hydro distribution installations in Toronto and Horseshoe area. They monitor asset conditions at various locations and construction activities to ensure they are completed in accordance with design, regulatory, safety and client standards. This position offers opportunity of exposure to a wide variety of exciting and unique projects across the company, supporting the engineering staff (e.g., T&D, Utilities, EV Charging Infrastructure, Power Generation, Renewables, Hydro & Dams, Energy storage, Magnitude Underground Tunnelling, etc.)

Why choose 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.

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What you can expect to do here:
  • Review IFC package prior to construction start.
  • Participate in pre-construction and post-construction/lessons learned meetings.
  • Complete Field Risk Assessment & Hazard Evaluation, Review Contractor's Safety procedures, Sign on to the tailboard on site.
  • Complete daily field audit for the projects assigned. Prepare daily log with photos of all activities.
  • Verify construction work is completed in accordance with design, regulatory, safety and client standards, applicable laws, and guidelines (e.g., MTO Book 7, MCR etc.).
  • Verification of conformance to O. Reg 22/04.
  • Issue Safety Non-Compliance Reports if required. Monitor contractor's corrective actions for violations of safety practices, plans and procedures or regulatory requirements.
  • Issue Quality Non-Compliance Reports if required. Monitor contractor's corrective actions for deficiencies or non-adherence to design and standards.
  • Verify Contractor's monthly billing and Change Orders.
  • Perform final walk down to ensure scope of work completed and ready for intended service, prepare list of deficiencies, warranty holdback release.
  • Review As-built package and prepare Project Finalization Report for project close out.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Power Line Technician, or Electrician Certificate, or equivalent Electrical Engineering education/experience.
  • Must have demonstrated over 3 to 5 years of dedicated experience in inspecting utility and infrastructure projects
  • Member of the PEO as a EIT or P.Eng desired.
  • Working knowledge of the Electrical Utility Safety Rules and industry safe work practices.
  • Knowledge of Toronto Hydro Rule Book, THESL Distribution Standards, and Book 7 would be an asset.
  • Familiar working knowledge with occupational health & safety act (OHSA), construction standards and specifications in Ontario and City of Toronto (OPS, MCR) and ACI & AISC codes is an asset.
  • Must have valid Ontario Drivers' License.
  • Must be able to work outside in extreme weather and flexible on hours of work.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.

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.

About WSP Canada

WSP is one of the world's leading professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international expertise. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, planners, landscape architects and urban designers, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Buildings, Transportation, Infrastructure, Environment, Geomatics, Energy, Resources, and Industrial sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With over 8,000 talented people across Canada, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for generations to come.



Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-12

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