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Contract Administrator, Water & Wastewater Infrastructure
Business Line Infrastructure
ID # 15360
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 seeking a Contract Administrator to join our Infrastructure department, located at our Thornhill office. Reporting to the Department Manager, this position will be responsible for the Contract Administration and some Project Management related to the field review for the construction of watermains and sewers.  You will work together with clients, municipalities and contractors on constructability reviews, quality assurance and resolving construction issues. This is an exciting opportunity with career growth potential targeted to learn the skills necessary towards management and leadership in the Contract Administration group.


  • Be a part of a team of Project Managers, Engineers, Contract Administrators, Designers, Inspectors, and other staff as required;
  • Lead the team and certain aspects of the projects through the construction of, tunneling, trenchless construction, large diameter water transmission mains, trunk sewer mains, roads and land development projects and other client projects;
  • Evaluate contractor performance to ensure project deliverables and quality standards are achieved;
  • Maintain regular communication with clients regarding project status, site issues and project quality and resolve issues as required;
  • Assist and support regional business development initiatives including staffing RFP, RFQ response to meet projected department growth;
  • 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 line with WSP’s safety policies/procedures and legislative requirements. 
  • Assist with the performance review process through ongoing performance feedback and exceptional communication with team members;
  • Lead by example: Champion a successful mentoring, assistance, encouragement, and motivation approach for team members;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 7+ years in Contract Administration and Site Inspection
  • Experience on large civil projects – with specific experience in watermains, sewers, and flooding;
  • Experience supervising other staff members and have an aspirations leading you to management;
  • Experienced in project planning, risk management, cost management, schedule management and preparation/administration of contract documents and specifications would be a big asset;
  • Familiarity with sewer, water main, and road construction materials, methods and processes.
  • Strong business development skills;
  • Computer skills including word, excel, PDF markup and windows applications;
  • Valid drivers license required. This position requires use of personal vehicle in good working order to be used occasionally for business use, for which there is reimbursement.


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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