Permit Coordinator - Transportation Construction


Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 172556 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern Canada District 

Department: Field Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 


Position Overview

As part of a Light-Rail Transit (LRT) project based in Ottawa, we are seeking a Permit Coordinator to join our team on a full-time contract until 2026. Reporting to the Temporary Operations Manager, this position will provide support and issue Energy isolation permit and Track allocation permit and on behalf of KEV during the construction, commissioning, maintenance and operation of the project. The incumbent will be responsible for reviewing submitted Permit Applications for completeness or accuracy, and confirming all required supporting documentation are included from a mechanical, electrical, and health & safety perspective.
The Permit Coordinator will perform an array of data entry duties, as well as be a hands-on link between the Permit Office and Contractor field personnel.

District Overview

Eastern Canada District's projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams & industrial. We serve the construction and mining industries and operate in Eastern Canada. 


This position will be based in Ottawa, ON.


One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.


  • Assist the LOTO Manager in carrying out daily duties.
  • Act as LOTO manager designee when needed. 
  • Act as Track allocation coordinator.
  • Review Permits with the Permit Receiver.
  • Review Permit applications for completeness and accuracy.
  • Confirm that Permits include all required supporting documents.
  • Issue Permits to the Contractor.
  • Provide assessments of approved Permits to confirm that Permit Receivers are operating within their permitted area and work scope.
  • Consult with Temporary operations and LOTO Manager as required to resolve technical issues that may arise.
  • Perform Permit Office data entry requirements and maintain records of permits.
  • Provide a communications link between the Permit Office and Contractor field personnel.
  • Chair Permit Meetings and attend other coordination meetings when required.


  • Minimum 5 years previous experience in a related Permit-to-Work position.
  • Prior experience working in energized installations and LOTO required.
  • Familiarization with Permit-to-Work systems for energized installations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact and communicate with various project team members.
  • Safety oriented with the ability to work in a collaborative and supportive manner with stakeholders.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to plan work and to be well-organized.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and in maintaining systems and databases utilized for tracking purposes
  • Ability to work a site based rotational schedule if not local to the area.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety Regulatory Requirements, Construction Industry Best Practices, CSA-Z462 workplace electrical safety and Industry standard best practices for commissioning, maintenance and operation of LRT related equipment is considered an asset.

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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