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City of Burlington, Ontario

Roads Inspector

Job Description

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This position is required to work in person out of Roads, Parks & Forestry, Harvester Road, Burlington. The work location is subject to change at the discretion of the City due to operational demands.

Position Overview:

Under the direction of the contractor administrator, the incumbent is responsible for inspection services on contracted municipal construction projects to ensure that they meet all specifications for quality assurance and quality control and are constructed to established City of Burlington standards, Ontario Provincial Standards.


The Contract Roads Inspector will be responsible for

  • Inspection and approval of work and materials for construction of asphalt paths, roadway crack sealing, culverts, catch basins, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, and other special projects.
  • Performs tests on certain materials, takes samples, co-ordinates with consulting engineers for testing of other materials, interprets results and takes appropriate action.
  • Assists contractor administrator with preparing/processing monthly progress summary payment certificate.
  • Responsible for good record keeping on projects, including daily reports, change work orders and field drawings. Must monitor and schedule own time to best suit the needs of the projects currently working on.
  • Ensures proper safety for pedestrians and vehicle traffic through and around projects. Responsible, with contractor, for safety on the site.
  • Responds to questions/concerns from the public/residents on general matters and refers more complex issues to the contractor administrator.
  • Attends site meetings, participates in the discussion and problem solving.
  • Provides deficiency inspection reports to the contract administrator.
  • Responsible for promoting good public relations in the field. Occasionally meets with elected officials on specific field problems.
  • Monitors cost of construction in field and controls tender quantities with Contract Administration staff.
  • Inspection of the municipal road corridor, document and reporting of potential hazards and deficiencies as per the Ontario Municipal Act, Regulation 239/02, Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways.
  • Understands and ensures Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Safety Regulations and Temporary Traffic Control (Book 7) requirements are being met on all project sites.
  • Required to work outdoors in all weather conditions demanding regular physical exertion and visual concentration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Community College diploma in Civil Engineering.

Experience: Post Secondary School Diploma in Civil or Construction Engineering with 3-5 years of related experience. Equivalent education and experience may be considered. Applicants must be thoroughly familiar with contracted construction operations related to municipal infrastructure projects. This position is a 35-hour work week including occasional weekends.

This position may require occasional travel between sites. A valid Insert Class-G driver’s licence is required with an acceptable driver’s abstract (no more than three (3) driving related convictions and an accumulation of no more than three (3) demerit points in the previous three (3) years prior to the date of hire).

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