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WSP Canada

Senior Construction Administrator

Thornhill, ON
Full Time
6 days ago
The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking Senior Construction Administrator to join our Building Structures group, located at offices within the GTA. Reporting to the Structural Engineering Department Manager this position will be responsible for Contract and Construction administration and review to ensure adherence to contract documents.

Why WSP?

  • 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, 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:
  • Contract and Construction administration and review to ensure adherence to contract documents;
  • Be resident at the "Place of Work" (as required) and will work independently, under the general direction of the Project Manager.
  • Perform field reviews in accordance to the terms of the Construction Contract;
  • Chair meetings, prepare meeting minutes and issue to the project team;
  • Carry out all quality assurance and quality control functions to confirm contractor's adherence to the construction contract documents;
  • Be responsible for tracking the details of change management process to ensure sufficient information is gathered for the completion of as-constructed drawings;
  • Facilitate and coordinate ad hoc meetings as required for the project, document / minute ad hoc meetings;
  • Coordination and distribution of design submissions, meetings, minutes of the above noted scopes;
  • Issuance of Payment Certifications, Site Instructions, Response to RFI, etc. (technical content may require to be provided/verified by others).
  • Depending on our role in the project, you will lead or assist the project manager to act as Payment Certifier;
  • Review of submissions for completeness and general conformity to Contract documents;
  • Review of work for deficiencies and estimation of expected value to remediate deficiencies;
  • Maintain of a daily inspection diary documenting construction activity and the recording of progress and as-constructed details for the purposes of project closeout;
  • Mentor junior staff and provide technical guidance;
  • Review project schedule and make recommendations on milestone completion and / or cause and duration of service disruptions;
  • Monitor Contractor's adherence to plans and specifications;

We'd love to hear from you if you have...
  • P.Eng designation licensed to practice in the Province of Ontario is an asset.
  • More than 6 years' relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in construction of buildings and transit facilities.
  • Demonstrated experience in supervising construction sites, field engineering, site work inspections and work progress measurements relevant to the contemplated scope of Services.
  • Awareness of safety regulations and adapts a safety-oriented behaviour.
  • Demonstrated experience in design, engineering and construction of projects with similar nature and magnitude.
  • Able to make technical decision independently and seek guidance only as required.
  • Awareness of construction contracts.
  • Excellent written and verbal 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.

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