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Construction Inspector
Business Line Infrastructure
ID # 14803
Job Type Permanent - 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




WSP is currently looking for Construction Inspectors with experience in linear underground for public sector and private sector clients. We are looking to expand our Infrastructure team in our Thornhill location. This is primarily a field position with projects across the Greater Toronto Area.  Reporting to the Manager, Contract Administration this position will be responsible for managing the site inspection multi-million-dollar water/wastewater and other infrastructure construction projects, such as large diameter municipal water mains and sewers.

Your primary focus will be the site inspection and support the contract administration of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure projects by open cut, trenchless technologies, and rehabilitation.



  • Work in field offices, calculating quantities, help preparing monthly payments, finalization of contract items and perform general office work;
  • Perform and/or inspect quality assurance (QA) acceptance on watermains, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, maintenance holes, road resurfacing and reconstruction, sidewalk, grading, concrete, asphalt, electrical and granular;
  • Ensure that the infrastructure complies to the contract documents and drawings and maintain a record of field deviations for the completion of record drawings;
  • Maintain detailed daily diaries of contractor’s work, contract progress and inspection milestones;
  • 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;
  • Ensure approved construction materials are used and acquired from approved sources and a record is kept of such materials;
  • Ensure contractor adheres to all contract requirements, as per Contract Administrator’s direction; e.g. legal, environmental, construction standards, protection of wildlife, etc.;
  • Ensure contractor applies 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.


  • Civil Engineering Degree or Diploma from an accredited college;
  • 5-10 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Experience utilizing relevant Computer software e.g. CDS, HDS/InRoads, MS Word, Excel and Access to calculate payment and test results;
  • Previous experience in AutoCAD and Microstation is an asset
  • Experience using construction administration information systems such as Builterra is an asset
  • Experience in City of Toronto projects and surrounding Regional Municipalities is an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and schedule inspection work;
  • 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.


Thornhill, ON

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