Morrison Hershfield

Contract Administrator

8 months ago
Requisition #
2017 - 3480
# Positions


Morrison Hershfield is an employee owned organization operating in Canada, the United States and abroad.  Morrison Hershfield's growth, diversity and client base supports employees in realizing their career aspirations, experiencing great variety and encountering attractive challenges.  Morrison Hershfield's wide range of clients offers numerous project opportunities, many of which are multidisciplinary in nature.


At Morrison Hershfield, we recognize that there are many factors that influence career choices and that they can help make the workplace an enjoyable, challenging and educational experience. That's why we've worked hard to ensure that everyone is a vital part of the Morrison Hershfield team. With an impressive 70 year history, award winning projects, and a positive and supportive work environment, we are certain that you will find Morrison Hershfield an employer of choice.  Our Transportation team is looking for a Contract Administrator to join the team.


Morrison Hershfield is committed to having an inclusive and diverse workforce, with recruitment free of discrimination, ensuring all candidates are given a fair opportunity for employment. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.


  • Direct, organize and control work to administer medium to large contracts
  • Work on moderate to complex problems requiring a thorough analysis of situation or data
  • Supervise a work group
  • Ensure work on contracts proceeds according to plans, procedures, contract specifications and quality
  • Check contract documents and review design for obvious errors
  • Approve work and progress payments
  • Carry out inspection activities to ensure conformance
  • Check and inspect contractor's work with drawings and related contract documents
  • Conduct site surveys, confirming scope of work, obtaining relevant information, equipment and materials
  • Arrange site access and conduct survey
  • Compile field data in report form for review of project designer
  • Prepare contract specifications, construction staging and traffic arrangement schemes
  • Assess scope of work
  • Monitor staff levels, coaching junior staff as required
  • Manage the construction budget, act as liaison with clients and issue invoices as appropriate
  • Address contractor questions and misconceptions by working closely with superintendent and other construction staff
  • Keep track of contractor activities
  • Accountable for confirming that work on contracts proceeds in accordance with approved design and contract specifications
  • Perform work within established guidelines, procedures and practices



  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Technology / Technician
  • Minimum 8 years' experience in Road and / or Heavy Construction
  • Demonstrated Construction Administration experience as a Contract Administrator or equivalent of 5 or more similar Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) or municipal projects with construction values of least between $5,000,000 and $15,000,000 or greater is an asset
  • Either registration as a Professional Engineer with PEO or as a Technician or Technologist with O.A.C.E.T.T. with Road Construction Contract Administration (RCCA) designation
  • Prior MTO T131 Advanced Claims Dispute Resolution training is an asset
  • Knowledge and understanding of Ontario Provincial Standards and Specifications (OPSS), Ontario Provincial Standard Drawings (OPSD), Contract Documents including Agreement, General Conditions of Contracts, and Special Provisions
  • Knowledge of construction survey and layout
  • Knowledge of construction methods and materials
  • Knowledge of the requirements of relevant legislation such as the Occupational Health and Safety act and Environmental Protection Act
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access)
  • Experience working with MS Project or Primavera considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, time management, negotiation and conflict resolution, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • A valid Ontario 'G' Driver's License and access to a vehicle



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