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Mechanical Construction Contract Administrator
Business Line Buildings
ID # 12384
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





CENTRUS (WSP) is currently seeking a Mechanical Construction Contract Administrator to join our CENTRUS Site Service team, located at 150 Slater St, Ottawa, Ontario. Reporting to the Site Service Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the Construction Contract Administration related to the Center Block Rehabilitation Project. This position will work together with clients and contractors on constructability reviews, quality assurance and resolving construction issues. This is an exciting opportunity with career growth potential targeted towards developing the skills necessary for a management/leadership role in the CENTRUS (WSP) Building Division.


  • Ensure continuous flow of accurate and fully coordinated information between the CENTRUS Design and Construction Management Team,
  • Oversee and manage the mechanical construction contract administration process on multiple projects,
  • Maintain regular communication with managers and liaise with project stakeholders (building owners, contractors, architects, engineers and management) on an ongoing basis regarding project status, site issues, project quality and resolve issues as required.
  • Identify potential risks to Project Manager and develop appropriate  solutions,
  • Perform site inspections to
    • Review project progress,
    • Ensure contractors follow contract document requirements and quality assurance process,
    • Identify system deficiencies and provide appropriate resolutions,
  • Manage track and prepare Site Instructions and provide responses to Contractor’s RFI’s and clarification requests,
  • Assist in Scope of Work reviews of CM tender packages to ensure compliance with issued tender package,
  • Assist in cost review of Expenditure Authorization with CM for Site Instruction with costs;
  • Assist in the review of monthly payment recommendations with CM based on progress reports,
  • Preparation and coordination of Occupancy Letters;
  • Complete tasks ensuring compliance  with CENTRUS (WSP) safety policies / procedures and legislative requirements,


  • P.Eng, CET or C.Tech designation with 10+ years in Site Service Construction Contract Administration on projects with a construction value greater than $ 250 million for the mechanical and electrical systems,
  • Strong understanding of the Federal & Ontario Building Code, TSSA standards, mechanical,  building controls and electrical systems,
  • Experience in project planning, risk,  cost, and schedule management and constructability reviews of contract documents and specifications
  • Heritage building renovation experience will be considered an asset
  • Effectively communicate project issues to project managers and team members in a timely and clear fashion,
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to earn customer trust, build creditability while ensuring strong performance of subcontractors and others involved in the fulfillment of a project,
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy of work,
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal direct oversight
  • Experience using Word, Excel, BLUEBEAM (PDF) markup and Windows applications,
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills, French would be an asset;


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.


Ottawa, ON

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