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WSP Canada

Senior Contract Administrator, Land Development

Posted 2 days ago

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Senior Contract Administrator to join our Infrastructure department in our Hamilton / Kitchener / London areas. Reporting to a Senior Manager, this position will be responsible for the Contract Administration and Project Management tasks related to construction associated with earthworks, sewers, watermains, and roads for subdivision and site plan projects for conformance to approved drawings and specifications.

You will work together with clients, municipalities, project managers in the preparation and review of Contract Documents and contractors on constructability reviews, quality assurance and resolving contractual and construction issues. This is an exciting opportunity with career growth potential targeted to learn the skills necessary for management and leadership in WSP.

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.


What you can expect to do here:
  • Be a part of a team of Project Managers, Engineers, Contract Administrators, Designers, Inspectors, and other staff as required.
  • Lead the Contract Administration aspects of the projects through the construction of subdivisions and site plans, including but not limited to, earthworks operations, sewer and watermains, roads, land development projects and other civil related projects.
  • Review Contract Documents (i.e., Supplementary General Conditions, Specifications and Drawings).
  • Evaluate contractor performance and verify those project deliverables, and quality standards are achieved.
  • Maintain regular communication with clients regarding project status, site issues, project quality assurance and resolve issues, as required.
  • Assist and support regional business development initiatives including staffing RFP, RFQ response to meet projected department growth.
  • Chair regular site meeting and issue meeting minutes including preparation of meeting agenda, etc.
  • Management of Quality Assurance and measurements for and the preparation of payment certificates.
  • Oversee Change Requests and claims.
  • Management of responses to contractor's RFI's and clarification requests.
  • Preparation of Engineering Certifications.
  • Ensure staff complete tasks in accordance with WSP's safety policies/procedures and legislative requirements.
  • Lead by example: champion a successful mentoring, assistance, encouragement, and motivation approach for team members.

What you'll bring to WSP:
  • Engineering Diploma or Technology/Technical Degree from an accredited institution.
  • 10+ years in Contract Administration and Site Inspection.
  • Registered with PEO, or have your OACETT certification as an Engineering Technologist, is an asset.
  • Experience on small and large civil projects - with specific experience in mass earthworks, water mains, sewers, and road works project is required.
  • Experience supervising other staff members.
  • Strong business development and negotiation skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel), and other Windows and cloud-based computing applications.
  • Valid drivers license required. This position requires use of the personal vehicle in good working order to be used for business use, for which there is reimbursement.

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 2024-09-16

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