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Inspector - Water/Wastewater

Barrie, ON, Canada Req #56
Friday, June 28, 2024

Tatham Engineering is dedicated to enhancing our communities. Are you looking to enhance your career and apply your technical expertise to meaningful work?

We are seeking an Inspector to work on water and wastewater projects out of our Barrie office.

The inspector is responsible for inspection of the construction of the vertical infrastructure such as pump stations (water and sewer), storage reservoirs, yard piping, watermains and sanitary forcemains. The position requirements and duties are listed below:

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct site inspection for municipal construction projects, including water and sewer pump stations, storage reservoirs, storm and sanitary sewers, water distribution, and advising of non-compliance
  • Monitoring the Contractor’s operations to ensure compliance with contract terms, design specifications, and drawings
  • Assist with preparation of tender and contract documents as week as assist with construction progress meetings and minutes
  • Review specifications and drawings for the project to ensure familiarity with the works
  • Maintain field diaries, records of work completed, materials and equipment on site each day
  • Work closely with the Contract Administrator to provide observations, records and data as required for contract administration. Establish the type and frequency of construction supervision to be carried out, and advise the Contractor of stages of construction that must be inspected
  • Prepare daily inspection reports for the Contract Administrator’s review
  • Evaluate contractor change requests and claims, and assisting with negotiations as required
  • Evaluate project “as built” and/or “record” information

Key Position Requirements:

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant construction inspection experience
  • C.E.T. certification or eligibility would be an asset
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding and working knowledge of contract drawings, tender documents and design and construction standards
  • Field experience working around heavy equipment
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Why Tatham? 

At Tatham, our key values are reflected in everything we do. We aim to be the engineering consulting firm of choice by upholding our core values: Service, Communication, Teamwork, Relationships & Community. Our company has experienced significant growth by putting these values into action.  

What We Offer

  • Competitive compensation, benefits, health spending account, RRSP matching and profit sharing
  • Flexible work arrangements and work-life balance
  • Paid volunteer opportunities
  • Vacation starting at 3 weeks minimum for all positions – prorated in the first year
  • Challenging and rewarding work on notable projects
  • Professional development, training, mentorship program and career progression opportunities
  • Reimbursement for annual professional dues
  • Collaborative and engaging workplace environment
  • Regular office/team socials and recreational outings, including an activity allowance for approved events
  • Shareholder opportunities

Company Information

Tatham Engineering is a Canadian employee-owned, consulting engineering firm that specializes in Coastal, Land Development, Municipal, Structural (Buildings and Bridges), Transportation, Water Resources, Water & Wastewater, Electrical and Mechanical engineering, and provides specialized services in Air & Noise, Climate Resilience and Hydrogeology. The firm was founded in Collingwood, Ontario, in 1988 and currently employs over 180 staff with branch offices in Barrie, Orillia, Bracebridge and Ottawa.


Tatham is proud to be recognized as one of Southwestern Ontario’s Top Employers of 2024 and Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers of 2024!

Diversity, Inclusion, and Accommodations

Tatham Engineering is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to ensuring the selection process is inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free. If you require accommodation, please contact Human Resources at and the request will be addressed confidentially.  

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  • Barrie, ON, Canada