Bridge Construction Observer


Are you someone with strong leadership and technical capabilities? Do you enjoy building relationships and working collaboratively in a team environment with both internal and external stakeholders? If you enjoy entrepreneurship and innovation in a flexible work environment, this opportunity is for you! As someone with excellent communication skills and business acumen, you will thrive in our fast-paced and agile environment.

Your opportunity

Dillon’s Transportation and Facilities technical group is looking for Bridge Construction Observers for various projects in the Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut.

This is a long-term interim position with the opportunity for flexible and remote work arrangements to help balance the competing demands of work and personal life.

This position will support the construction projects commencing in spring/summer of 2023. You will have the opportunity to work on new and exciting projects while providing clients with a fully integrated and superior customer experience. You will be a key part of our multidisciplinary group serving our private sector.


Bridge Construction Observer

Perform structural and civil construction observation for the construction of various major and standard bridges, culverts, approach roadways and other civil structures.

Perform construction administration services and coordination including preparing, reviewing, and tracking schedule, day-to-day liaison with contractors and consultants, attending job meetings, preparation of progress payments, meeting minutes, record keeping and reporting.

Coordination, monitoring, and witnessing of required testing activities to ensure that testing is being carried out at the prescribed frequency and that the results meet the contractual requirements.

Review construction documentation including submittal and shop drawing reviews.

Ensure construction compliance to the contractual drawings and specifications.

Perform fabrication plant inspections for structural steel and precast concrete superstructures and substructures.

Provide general construction observation during construction on all construction labor and subcontracted tasks to ensure professional workmanship meet the contractual requirements.

Business travel upon request


A diploma in a related discipline of Engineering Technology or relevant bridge inspection experience.

Minimum of 5 years of related work experience


Familiarity with one of the following: Alberta/Manitoba/NWT bridge construction specifications and standard best practices.

Ability to read and understand contract drawings and specifications.

Exceptional attention to detail, and problem solving skills using standard engineering methods

Must be capable and willing to work at height, in confined spaces, in all weather conditions, and outside regular business hours as required

Willing to travel regularly to project sites

Experience working independently on construction sites

Experience with Alberta, Manitoba, or NWT guidelines and standards

Knowledge of industry standard contracts and specifications

Additional Experience, certification or Knowledge in the follow categories would be an asset

Certifications for Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (Level I/II Certified Inspector) and American Concrete Institute (Grade I Field Testing Technician)

Ontario Structure Inspection Manual

Survey experience using drones, GPS, total station, or rod and level.

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 that result in actions 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;

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 900 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 15 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.

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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