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Edmonton – Top Man – Underground Construction

Title Edmonton – Top Man – Underground Construction
Job Information

Whissell Contracting Ltd has established a solid reputation for providing construction solutions in Alberta and British Columbia. We are built on strong core values and take pride in our Team, our dedication to Safety, and excellence in the work we do. For over 5 decades, Whissell’ s expertise has focused on deep Underground Utility infrastructure and Earthwork construction services.

Whissell is looking for individuals that want to be part of an industry leader whose goals are to keep ahead of the curve on technology and innovative solutions. If you are committed to growing Whissell services, divisions, and innovating renewable energy solutions to the industry, Apply today! We look forward to you joining our Team.

Whissell is currently looking for Top man with underground utilities construction experience to join our Edmonton team. The successful candidate will display high attention to detail as they assist the Operations Team with various aspects of construction projects. Reporting to the Superintendent , the Top man will support Whissell’s vision, mission, S.P.I.R.I.T of values, and three daily pillars of Safety, Quality and Efficiency.

Core Responsibilities:

Duties and Required Skills

  • Report any formal issues/incidences to Foreman
  • Prepare, load, and help laborers gather tools required for the day
  • Assist crew members in the ditch by watching slopes, rolling lumps of dirt, and shifting ditch walls
  • Utilize and prepare all tools required in the ditch.
  • Remains at the respective post at all times
  • Act as the main communication point between laborers, pipe layers, and foreman
  • Hook up and crane tools into the ditch
  • Assists in loading/unloading of ditch/site protection (fencing/barricades) and setup
  • Act as the main watchpoint for hazards, ladders, slopes, etc.
  • Measuring for proper height of batter boards, and continuously ensuring they are level
  • Direct manpower and assets as required
  • Ability to correctly mentor junior crew members
  • Demonstrates ability to protect work area with correct signage, barricades, and fencing
  • Understands encroachment limitations/distances when working near overhead/underground utilities
  • Understands excavator right of ways
  • Understands correct rigging requirements, including cables, shackles, and tie points
  • Correctly centers loads to be lifted into the ditch
  • Can read blueprints, drawings, and grade sheets
  • Assist in acquiring HI and shooting eye level

Essential Qualifications:

  • First Aid – Standard with CPR
  • WHMIS is considered an asset
  • RSTS/CSTS is considered an asset

What We Offer You:

  • Industry Leading wage depending on experience
  • Excellent Health and Dental benefit plan
  • Amazing Professional and Career development opportunities
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Wonderful team, Whissell is Family owned and operated

PLEASE NOTE: All Whissell employees are required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol Test and provide a valid Driver’s Abstract (no more than three months old) prior to starting work.

Overtime may be required during peak months.

To apply, please submit your resume and driver’s abstract to

At Whissell we value diversity of expertise, talent and opinion creating an innovative and collaborative environment. We are committed to a respectful and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

No agencies please.

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