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Contract Administrator
Business Line Transportation
ID # 12681
Job Type Permanent - Seasonal Full Time
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WSP is one of the world's leading professional services firms. Our purpose is to future proof our cities and environments.

We have over 48,000 team members across the globe.  In Canada, our 8,000+ 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.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re among the LinkedIn Top 25 Companies two years in a row, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada's Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

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



Ontario & GTA 

WSP Is currently seeking a Contract Administrator to join our Transportation department, located at our Grimsby and various offices in the GTA and Southern Ontario.  Reporting to the department manager this position will be responsible for providing on-site supervision of contract administration tasks and coordinate’s inspection of contractor activities and liaison with client representatives while assisting the CA to administer the construction of the MTO highway project.  They also carry out office tasks required during the administration of the contract.



  • Administer complex highway construction contracts;
  • Maintain a field office on-site that is acceptable for use by client, contractors and officials to meet for information and negotiation;
  • Take full responsibility for CA deliverables and monitor them as per the Consultant agreement to ensure MTO receives them in a prompt and accurate manner;
  • Maintain detailed daily diaries of contractor’s work, direction provided, payment and issue management;
  • Ensure CA staff are trained and maintain detailed daily diaries of contractor’s work, contract progress and inspection milestones;
  • Ensure CA staff carries out all survey work required and calculate quantities by horizontal and vertical methods of measurement, for accuracy and contractor payment;
  • Interpret and analyze contractor’s critical path (schedule);
  • Negotiate Price agreements, change orders, claims and work directives for all work that is not covered in the contract documentation;
  • Ensure contractor adheres to contract requirements; e.g. legal, environmental, construction standards, protection of wildlife, etc.;
  • Perform and/or supervise quality assurance (QA) acceptance and inspection on grading, concrete, asphalt, electrical and granular. Monitor various weigh scales for accuracy and compliance;
  • Identification, documentation and assessment for rating of deficiencies (deviations from Contractor’s Quality Control Process and or OPSS standards) in the contractor’s work;
  • Review test results and calculate Penalty/Bonus for payment or ensure remedial action occurs;
  • Ensure approved construction materials are used and acquired from approved sources and a record is kept of such materials;
  • Be a company representative and act on behalf of the company;
  • Travel and work on contracts throughout Ontario for lengthy periods at a time;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must be certified by OACETT and possess the Road Construction Contract Administrator (rcca) designation and/or registered with PEO as a P.Eng.;
  • Must have taken and passed the MTO T131 – Advanced Claims – Dispute Resolution training;
  • Have experience administering highway construction projects or similar type of work pertaining to road construction (i.e. minimum 5 projects completed satisfactorily, with some projects having a construction value of at least 5 Million);
  • Proven analytical, communication, and negotiation skills;
  • Knowledge and ability to utilize required Computer software; i.e. CDS, HDS/InRoads, MS Word, Excel, Access in order to calculate payment and test results;
  • Sound knowledge of design standards, OPS specifications, standard drawings, EEM Vol. 4 CDED Manual, materials and methods associated with highway/freeway/ATMS construction;
  • Knowledge and skill in interpreting and applying transportation construction practices; procedures and quality assurance techniques;
  • Ability to recognize when extra or additional work is required to facilitate the smooth and uninterrupted construction of a highway project and to meet deadlines of project completion;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant Laws and Regulations (Environmental, Health and Safety, etc.) and their application in construction contracts;
  • ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • ability to organize, prioritize and schedule work;
  • ability to analyze and solve problems;
  • demonstrated leadership abilities;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.



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.

WSP Canada Inc.


Grimsby, ON

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