Construction Inspection SupervisorFull Time posted 3 weeks ago
Summary: Merit Services Ltd. is looking to hire a Construction Inspection Supervisor for its client in Ontario.
- Implements detailed plans and recommends policies/procedures regarding program-specific requirements.
- Supervises motivates, and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, continuous learning, and encourages innovation in others.
- Supervises the day-to-day operation of all assigned staff including the scheduling, assigning, and reviewing of work.
- Authorizes and coordinates vacation and overtime requests.
- Monitors and evaluates staff performance approves salary increments, hears grievances and recommends disciplinary action when necessary.
- Ensures staffing requirements meet Division objectives, therefore, recommends hiring, laying off, and arranging for replacement staff due to the selection process. Participates in the hiring process of new staff including developing assessment criteria and process.
- Provides input into and administers assigned budget, ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved budget limitations.
- Supervises staff in the delivery of the assigned program and is accountable for the operations of the unit, sets organizational performance and quality standards and expectations ensuring that assigned program/projects conform with set standards.
- Supervises the provision of construction inspection services including direct inspection of City construction contracts
- Supervises the oversight and inspection of 3rd party and external service providers’ construction activities.
- Supervises supports, develops, and motivates subordinates. Sets and manages performance expectations for staff. Ensures effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, client service, continuous learning, and staff development.
- Liaises with Fleet, evaluating and making recommendations on City vehicle procurement requirements and maintenance of City vehicles.
- Liaises with Corporate Labour Relations staff in preparation of grievances or arbitration cases and recommends a course of action and/or negotiates a settlement.
- Develops and assists in the development of appropriate health & safety policies, as well as the review and investigation of accidents involving staff, ensuring corrective actions/procedures are implemented.
- Participates in management change initiatives and the creation of a workplace that supports and is conducive to a high level of performance
- Provides input to the annual unit operating budget ensuring that expenditures are controlled and maintained within approved limitations.
- Develops and manages client and stakeholder expectations and relationships through effective service agreements, communication, and monitoring of commitments and obligations.
- Represents the Division/Cluster/Corporation at a variety of meetings with clients, stakeholders, and service providers.
- Ensures excellent customer service is provided to both internal and external customers.
- Provides technical expertise in the internal and/or external delivery of construction inspection services associated with the construction of the City’s roads, sidewalks, streetscaping, TTC tracks, utilities, sewers, water mains, watercourses, stormwater management infrastructure, and 3rd party construction activities which could impact City infrastructure.
- Ensures construction of works projects are in compliance with contract drawings, City and other referenced specifications and standards, grading plans, the Occupational Health and Safety Act; and other statutes and regulations.
- Ensures that visual inspections and on-site sampling and testing of concrete and asphalt, laboratory testing of materials, and disinfection of water mains and corresponding water quality testing is performed.
- Reviews reports related to deficiencies encountered during inspections and that follow-up inspection are conducted to ensure that City specifications have been met, and progress reports are submitted to include materials/equipment used, hours worked and status of project completion and weather conditions, and measurements are taken to verify dimensions and quantities for payment to contractors.
- Provides construction inspection reports in support of negotiations regarding claims and litigation arising from construction to ensure a fair and equitable resolution.
- Evaluates proposals for consulting engineering and/or contracted professional service assignments, led by the Unit for external service providers.
- Provides input to, and quality assurance on project constructability in the preparation of contract drawings, specifications, and field review of unit quantity estimates for construction of roads, sidewalks, streetscaping, TTC tracks, utilities, sewers, water mains, watercourses, stormwater management infrastructure; and water, wastewater, and solid waste treatment facilities.
- Keeps abreast of technological advances and trends, and regulatory requirements associated with construction management practices, materials, and methods for the construction of roads, sidewalks, streetscaping, TTC tracks, utilities, sewers, water mains, watercourses, stormwater management infrastructure; and water, wastewater, and solid waste treatment facilities; and prepares reports.
- Graduate of Civil Engineering Technologist/Technician program or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Extensive experience in the inspection of linear municipal infrastructure capital projects, such as roads, sewers, TTC tracks, and water mains, including engineering materials, methods of construction, and contract administration.
- Experience training, motivating, leading, and evaluating the performance of staff.
- Extensive knowledge of Ontario Provincial Specifications (OPS) and/or City Standards and Specifications as related to municipal infrastructure and utility construction.
- Ability to handle day-to-day personnel and labor relations issues, as well as supervise subordinates.
- Ability to promote and foster effective teamwork and establish excellence in a highly demanding, fast-paced, and customer service-oriented environment that has many competing priorities and deadlines.
- Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all organizational levels.
- Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential personnel matters.
- Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
- Sound judgment in public and personal relations.
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues, provincial officials, consultants, solicitors, and other internal and external clients.
- Well-developed leadership results management and change management skills.
- Well-developed interpersonal, conflict resolution, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
- Vast knowledge of relevant legislation such as the Occupational Health and Safety, Ontario
- Possession of a valid Ontario Driver’s License Class “G” and access to a personal vehicle for City business.
- Must be able to travel to various work locations in a timely and efficient manner.