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Engineer, Contract Administration & Quality Control

City of Markham

The City of Markham is a dynamic and change-oriented leader among Canadian municipalities. The recipient of multiple environmental awards, we are recognized for our innovative sustainability and urban planning initiatives as much as for our fiscal accountability. More than 320,000 residents call Markham home and benefit from our rich heritage, culturally diverse environment, vibrant local economy and focus on quality of life. Join us and make a difference!

Job Description:

Reporting to the Manager, Contract Administration and Quality Control within the Engineering Department, this position will manage the contract administration and quality control of municipal capital infrastructure construction works including roads, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, drainage, watermain, street lighting and associated works; ensuring due diligence and compliance with the contract documents, plans, specifications, established standards and policies, regulatory, legislative and environmental requirements during construction; performing financial administrative activities including preparation of payment certificates, negotiation of additional work claims and final payments to Contractors; participating in detailed design phases, internal peer review of designs and tender documents to ensure contract constructability; the prevention of construction claims; and coordinating with contractors, consultants and the public to administer and fully document all activities during the construction contracts.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Managing and overseeing the provision and administration of Construction Management and Quality Control Services for capital works construction activities valued at approximately $10 million - $15 million annually.
  • Managing projects through all stages of construction including quality control, cost control, scheduling, design changes and approvals in co-ordination with external and internal authorities, codes, standards, specifications, corporate policies and procedures and applicable contract legislation.
  • Ensures contractors are in compliance with relevant legislation, City standards, and criteria and corporate policies.
  • Ensure due diligence in the performance of the contract by providing documentation and interpretation of contractual rights and obligations of the Contractor and Owner.
  • Negotiates, recommends and approves additional works and field design revisions as required to correct design errors and omissions related to site conditions.
  • Negotiates contractual claims and change of work orders.
  • Determines amount owing to the construction contractor and issues certificates of payment, including progress payments, holdback release, partial release of holdback and final payments, based on field observations, assessment and evaluation of the contract work in accordance with contractual and statutory obligations.  Tracks all construction project costs to ensure compliance with approved project budget amounts.
  • Develops and reviews overall construction project schedules. Communicates scheduled completion dates to stakeholders and internal corporate clients.
  • Ensures requirements of the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations, Safe Work Practices, Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, and Environmental Protection Plans are complied with.
  • Prepares reports to Council and attends Council meetings as required.
  • Develop annual and multi-year budgets and schedules for managing capital construction projects.
  • Participates and co-ordinate cross functional, multi discipline teams producing innovative process designs using continuous improvement methodologies.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • University Degree in Civil Engineering with a Professional Engineer (P. Eng) designation with a minimum of 5 years experience in a municipal or consulting engineer environment, related to design, construction estimates, specifications writing, tendering, construction, construction supervision, quality control, construction safety and contract administration of municipal infrastructure and servicing projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and  practical experience in the design, construction and inspection of municipal infrastructure and a thorough knowledge of related legislative responsibilities, methods, materials, material testing, construction practices and project management, health and safety requirement and contracting tendering and administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects.
  • Developed project management skill and strong negotiating and scheduling abilities, to effectively manage multiple priorities. Sound analytical, decision making, problem solving, financial control, organizational and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively manage/lead a team responsible for the successful delivery of multi-million dollar projects on time and within budget.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication with presentation / public speaking skills, including experience at committee and municipal council level. Effective listening and strong public relations skills.
  • Ability to implement effective workflow process within technical teams.
  • Excellent knowledge of Contract Law and Construction Lien Act.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the design, construction and inspection of Municipal Infrastructure and services with thorough knowledge of methods, material, material testing and construction practices and project management.
  • Detailed knowledge of all applicable legislation, acts, standards and policies and regulations including federal and provincial.
  • Ability to prepare and interpret comprehensive technical reports, plans, legal/contract documents, agreements, statutes and by-laws.
  • Competent as defined under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • First Aid certification is an asset.
  • Valid Ontario Class “G” driver’s licence and reliable vehicle for use on corporate business.
  • Ability to work outside normal business hours as required.
To Apply:

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Engineer, Contract Administration & Quality Control Markham Ontario

Expiry Date: 2017-03-02
Date Posted: 2017-02-13
Province: Ontario
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