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WSP Canada

Site Inspector, Land Development and Municipal Engineering

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The Opportunity

WSP is currently seeking a Site Inspector to join our Land Development and Municipal Engineering Team, located at our Kingston office. Reporting to a Senior Technical Engineer, this position will be responsible for the field review of construction projects to ensure Quality Assurance is obtained for municipal engineering and land development projects. This role will also include surveying, and contract administration. The opportunity will have a focus on local projects within Kingston and surrounding areas.

Join Our Dynamic Team as a Site Inspector!

Dive into a World of Innovation and Impact with Our Land Development and Municipal Engineering Team!

Are you passionate about making a tangible difference in the world? Do you thrive in environments where innovation and sustainability intersect? We are looking for a detail-oriented individual to propel our team to new heights. This role will provide you with field experience and you'll be surrounded by subject matter experts who are willing to support you

We are interested in hearing your opinions and answering your questions as you advance your skills to obtain your career aspirations.

About WSP

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.

At WSP:
  • 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.

Why WSP?

In your role, you will be part of a collaborative team that is focused on work life balance with a flexible work policy. There will be opportunity for continual professional and personal development through structured training and on the job learning, with the ability to join an established national mentorship program. Joining WSP as a Site Inspector, a peer partner will support you through the onboarding process to create a positive and seamless experience as you integrate with the team. WSP prides itself in providing access to the latest software, technical manuals, and equipment to excel in your role. Our local Kingston office plans monthly social committee activities to promote team building and interdisciplinary connections with colleagues. You will have direct access to an internal network of subject matter experts who are interested in supporting you, your career development, and your projects.

At WSP, we celebrate differences to create an inclusive work environment. We are committed to supporting a workplace where diversity is embraced and people are respected, valued, accepted, and are encouraged to reach their full potential. Our employee resource groups (ERGs) help us integrate diversity and build a culture of belonging. These groups include: Black Professional People Network (BPPN); CIRCLE (Indigenous); VIBE (2SLGBTQIA+); Women of WSP (WOW); WSP Speaks; Inclusive in Design; and the Developing Professionals Network (DPN).

WSP offers a hybrid environment that allows team members to work from a newly renovated office and from home.
  • 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:

A day in the life of a site inspector is a blend of precision, vigilance, and communication. It begins with a thorough review of contract drawings and specifications, ensuring a clear understanding of the day's objectives. The inspector interprets the intricate details of these documents, aligning them with the contractor's obligations and the client's responsibilities. The inspector frequents the construction site, adhering to a strict schedule to inspect the work that involves meticulous measurement and examination to confirm adherence to the contract.

Infractions, should they arise, are not merely noted but acted upon decisively. The site inspector is always conscious of safety, security, and operational efficiency, addressing any issues that compromise these standards. Quality assurance is paramount, and the inspector is integral in administering construction contracts to uphold this quality. They prepare detailed progress reports, supported by written and photographic evidence, to document the day's findings.

The role extends beyond the confines of the site; the inspector is a crucial liaison. They facilitate communication between the contractor, internal staff, utility companies, and local municipalities, ensuring a harmonious workflow. Each day concludes with a reflection on the progress made and preparation for the challenges of the next, embodying the meticulous nature of a site inspector's responsibilities.

In addition to these responsibilities, a site inspector is prepared to take on other duties as required, showcasing their versatility and commitment to the team. This may include assistance with preparing and responding to; change notices, change orders, site instructions, requests for information, site instructions, cost estimates and quote reviews. Their contributions are essential to the successful implementation of validating quality assurance on construction projects. They also understand that construction projects may require additional efforts outside of the normal work hours.

What you'll bring to WSP...
  • Graduated from a three (3) year college program in Civil Engineering Technology or an equivalent program;
  • Eligible to obtain Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) designation, or interested in obtaining C.E.T. designation;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of directly related experience in the inspection of large, multi-discipline and/or heavy construction capital projects, site developments and subdivision projects with respect to grading, servicing, utilities and roadway construction;
  • Knowledge of City of Kingston Design Standards and specifications;
  • Previous experience using AutoCAD Civil 3D would be considered an asset;
  • Must have sound knowledge of construction inspection and management principles, practices and techniques, as well as knowledge of construction products, materials and equipment;
  • Must have a good understanding of the Occupational Health & Safety Act, and regulations for construction projects, as well as the safety policies and procedures applicable to the construction project;
  • Must possess sound judgement; strong organizational, administrative, observational and problem-solving skills; effective interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills;
  • Familiarity with Builterra would be an asset;
  • Experience completing topographic surveys would be an asset;
  • Ability to interpret construction drawings and specifications;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Ontario Provincial Standard Specifications (OPSS) and Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD);
  • Excellent communication skills - written and verbal, including teamwork and interpersonal abilities; and a
  • Valid Ontario 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.

At WSP:

  • 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.

Industry

Engineering

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-14

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