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Senior Inspector
Business Line Transportation
ID # 12683
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 Senior Inspector to join our Transportation department, located at Thornhill and various offices in the GTA and Southern Ontario.  Reporting to the Contract Administrator/Assistant Contract Administrator this position will be responsible for providing guidance and training, as well as, fulltime on-site supervision of junior administration staff; while performing all senior inspection, survey and/or quality assurance tasks required to accurately record and inspect all contractor activities. The senior inspector can be multi-discipline or specialized in the field of Grading, Asphalt, Electrical, Structural or Office Administration roles. 


  • Inspection of complex highway construction contracts; as per MTO Construction Administration Inspection Task Manual (CAITM);
  • Work in field offices, calculating quantities, preparing monthly payments, finalization of contract items and perform general office work;
  • Maintain detailed daily diaries of contractor’s work, contract progress and inspection milestones;
  • Responsible for CA inspection requirements and guide/train junior CA staff to ensure the tasks are completed and recorded in a prompt and accurate manner;
  • Carry out all senior-level survey work required and calculate quantities by horizontal and vertical methods of measurement, for accuracy and contractor payment;
  • Perform and/or inspect quality assurance (QA) acceptance on grading, concrete, asphalt, electrical and granular. Monitor various weigh scales for accuracy and compliance;
  • Interpret and analyze contractor’s critical path (schedule);
  • Ensure inspection tasks are completed and recorded in a prompt and accurate manner;
  • Recognize when extra work needs to be done and report to the Contract Administrator;
  • 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;
  • Monitor contractor’s adherence to all contract requirements, as per Contract Administrator’s direction; e.g. legal, environmental, construction standards, protection of wildlife, etc.;
  • Monitor contractor’s adherence to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, WHIMIS, Environmental Act, Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Waste Management regulations in a manner consistent with the contract.
  • 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 Senior Inspector (rcsi) designation; or registered with P.E.O. as an EIT or P.Eng;
  • Must have experience inspecting highway construction projects or similar type of work pertaining to road construction (i.e. minimum 3-5 projects completed or 3-5 years general construction experience);
  • Must have sound knowledge of design standards, specifications, and materials associated with construction, Laws and Regulations including Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety requirements and their application in construction contracts;
  • Familiar with all MTO contract documents, specifications, standards, manufacturer’s material specifications, C.S.A. standards and special provisions;
  • Proven ability to work unassisted after being directed by supervisory staff (PM/CA/ACA);
  • Proven ability to resolve routine technical problems on a day-to-day basis and report to the Contract Administrator;
  • Experience utilizing Computer software (web-based) and relevant programs such as e.g. CDS, HDS/InRoads, MS Word, Excel, Project and Access to calculate payment and test results;
  • ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • ability to organize, prioritize and schedule inspection work;
  • ability to analyze and solve problems;
  • demonstrated leadership abilities;
  • Valid Ontario driver’s license with an acceptable driving record. 



WSP Canada Inc.


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.


Thornhill, ON

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