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Topman – Water and Sewer Construction

Whitehorse, YT

Job Type

Full Time, Seasonal


Reporting directly to the Site Superintendent and Foreman, the Topman is responsible for ensuring accuracy in layout of pipe routes and setting elevations ensuring correct installation of sewer and water pipes and system components.

Job Description

  • Inspection of materials and piping

  • Oversea installation of piping in the trench.

  • Read and interpret drawings

  • Complete checks on grade and alignment

  • Shoot grade with transit

  • Ensure grade and alignment using pipe laser where applicable

  • Document shots for redline

  • Direct and signal heavy equipment operators

  • Install and repair a variety of water and sewer lines

  • Perform manual and labour-intensive tasks as assigned

  • Load and unload tools, materials and equipment

  • Operate industrial equipment and hand tools

  • Direct traffic as required

  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture


  • 3-5 years as a Topman / Pipelayer / Working Foreman in civil / infrastructure construction, preferably in the areas of sewer and water

  • Advanced abilities with applicable technology and equipment, including transits and pipe laser

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English, with the ability to provide clear direction to crew members, especially with regard to safety and work tasks

  • Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills, as well as attention to detail

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