Senior Construction Engineer


Toronto, Ontario, Canada Remote

Full time

Nov 9

The Opportunity:

WSP is currently seeking a Senior Construction Engineer to add to our Rail and Transit team. You will be working from a dedicated project site in the Toronto area. Working under the general direction of a Construction Site Manager and following established construction engineering practices, standards, building codes and other government legislation. The Construction Engineer is responsible for providing various technical, analytical, administrative, financial, and field functions to ensure the effective administration of construction contracts. Plans and organizes daily work and priorities to meet established schedules.

Why WSP?


  • 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, 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:

  • Interpreting the contract documents to ensure that the work is completed as specified;
  • Providing expertise in Construction practices used for capital works projects;
  • Inspecting the work, material and methods to ensure that the requirements of the contract documents are met in a safe quality manner;
  • Attending and chairing regular progress review meetings with the Contractor and preparing meeting minutes
  • Convening special meetings with the Contractor. Designer and End User to resolve problems/issues,
  • Attending regular progress review meetings with the Contractor and preparing meeting minutes
  • Reviewing correspondence from the Contractor and preparing draft responses for Construction Site Manager;
  • Reviewing, analyzing, and commenting on Contractor submissions on material, claims, delays, change orders and payments;
  • Monitors the timeliness of the submissions to ensure that late submissions and approvals do not delay the work;
  • Receiving, analyzing and recommending for approval Contractor Target Schedules. Review, analyze and compare Monthly Schedule Updates to ensure that they comply with the approved Target Schedules, reflect the actual progress to date and that they are a realistic plan for the completion of the work within the contractual time constraints as specified in the contract documents;
  • Preparing various daily, monthly and other site reports, including the Monthly Contract Progress Report;
  • Preparing site memorandums and correspondence for signature;
  • Preparing and estimating Change Order Initiations, Change Directives, etc.;
  • Analyzing and monitoring construction contract progress;
  • Preparing financial reports on the progress of contracts, change orders and payments;
  • Provide guidance and instruction to a new incumbent, as required. Provides advice and interpretation of contract specifications to Contractors’ staff;


We'd love to hear from you if you have...


  • Bachelor degree in engineering or related discipline;
  • Must have P.Eng designation in Ontario;
  • Requires 8 or more years of relevant experience;
  • Proficient at reading drawings and schematics
  • Requires sound knowledge of construction management practices and principles, construction techniques and practices, including familiarity with construction laws, contract administration, contract inspection and claims management;
  • Must have a strong knowledge of and experience in specialized construction scheduling methods and analysis;
  • Must possess sound judgement; good organizational, administrative, interpersonal, verbal communication, and technical report writing skills as well as excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Must display tact and diplomacy to motivate and work with Contractors, Designers, End-Users, and fellow construction inspection staff;
  • Highly developed computer skills in spreadsheets and scheduling programs, and word processing programs;
  • Above abilities are usually gained through formal civil engineering training at a recognized University combined with several years of experience in the inspection and administration of medium to heavy construction projects in an urban environment. Formal training in other professional disciplines combined with appropriate work experience will also be considered;
  • Must be able to deal/interface with Contractors’ staff, Municipality staff, and various Commission employees to resolve conflict;
  • External contacts include contractors’ staff, consultant staff and representatives from municipal agencies and utilities and involve discussing change orders, claims, design issues, etc. These contacts will require a level of tact and diplomacy;
  • A valid drivers licence for the Province of Ontario;
  • Knowledge of the Construction Act of Ontario is an asset;
  • Experience with transportation infrastructure project (e.g. subway, light rail, buses and railway) is preferred;
  • Experience with transit agency (e.g. TTC, Metrolinx) is preferred;

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