Construction Observer

Job Locations CA-NS-Halifax
Job ID
2024-3254
# of Openings
1
Position Type
Interim
Business Group
Engineering

Overview

Are you someone with strong communication skills and an understanding of construction practices and principles?  Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment? Are you a problem solver? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and attention to detail, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.

 

Your opportunity  

Dillon’s Communities & Environment group is looking for an Interim Construction Observer to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals.  You will have the opportunity to work on a new and exciting project while providing our client with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. 

 

This part-time position is available for a project located just outside of the Amherst/Springhill, Nova Scotia area. It is anticipated that 20 hours of on-site effort per week for a duration of approximately 20 weeks will be required during the summer/fall of 2024.

Responsibilities

What your day may look like

This position is to observe and document that the interests of the client are being considered and that the project design is being constructed in accordance with the engineering drawings and specifications during the execution of the construction contract.

 

Project work

  • On-site construction observation for a solid waste management infrastructure project (landfill cell closure), documenting that the project meets the requirements of the contract drawings and technical specifications
  • Liaise with the Contractor and Dillon’s Project Manager daily (and other stakeholders as required) with respect to construction progress
  • Coordinate, monitor, and witness required testing activities to document that the Contractor’s material testing is being carried out at the prescribed frequency and that the results are acceptable
  • Complete field measurements and manage daily records of site conditions, site activities, quantities and work progress through site photographs and daily site reports
  • Support contract administration services as required, including the preparation of site instructions (Sis), contemplated change notices (CCNs), change orders (COs), and other contract documentation and record keeping, review and track the project schedule and progress, attend health and safety meetings and project progress meetings
  • Review Contractor submitted progress claims and assist in the preparation of project Payment Certificates and quantity take-offs

Qualifications

What you will need to succeed

  • Able to keep detailed and organized notes and photographs related to daily site activities, equipment and construction progress
  • Able to read and understand detailed civil engineering drawings and specifications
  • Exceptional communication (verbal and written) skills and attention to detail are essential
  • A degree in Civil Engineering or a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology would be considered an asset

Experience

Why choose Dillon

Dillon is powered by people who are technically proficient, passionate about socially important projects, and motivated to deliver superior, tangible results. We strive to remain at the forefront of technology and innovation, and are empowered to continually grow and develop. 

 

We live our core values:

  • Reliability: words result in actions that build trust;
  • Achievement: do the work to hit the target;
  • Continuous development: always learning; always adapting; always growing;
  • Creativity: discover new possibilities;
  • Courage: do the things that matter, especially when it’s hard; and
  • Inclusiveness: enabling belonging to draw strength from our differences.

About Dillon

Dillon is a proudly Canadian, employee-owned, professional consulting firm specializing in planning, engineering, environmental science and management. We partner with clients to provide committed, collaborative, and inventive solutions to complex, multi-faceted projects. With over 20 offices and more than 1000 employees across Canada, Dillon offers a wide range of services related to building and improving facilities and infrastructure, protecting the environment, and developing communities.

 

Now operating for over 75 years, we continue to strive for excellence in everything we do. Dillon has been listed as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the past 18 years and has the distinction of having achieved Platinum Club member status in this program.

 

Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 

 

Employment Equity, Diversity & Inclusion at Dillon:

Dillon is committed to the principles of employment equity, inclusiveness, and diversity within our organization. We strive to achieve a workplace where opportunities are based on skills and abilities and that respects and values differences. 

Inclusion is more than a word to us, it is the way we choose to run our business. 

Please connect with us if you require accommodation in the interview process. We would love to hear from you!

 

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