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Electrical Superintendent - Cherne


Lenexa, KS, US Eden Prairie, MN, US Houston, TX, US SantaFe Springs, CA, US

Requisition ID: 114139 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As an Electrical Superintendent, you will be a field construction leader in a union craft construction environment. By managing productive relationships with union craft Foremen/General Foremen as well as with other discipline Superintendents, Cherne staff and management and client representatives you'll bring the best of Cherne to the forefront. Safety and quality construction will be your key drivers. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry and not design. 

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. 

District Overview

Cherne Contracting is one of Kiewit’s oldest districts. Founded in 1916. Cherne is a valuable part of Kiewit and is well known for safety and quality of execution in amazing projects within the oil, gas and chemical sectors. Alone and with other Kiewit districts through internal joint ventures, Cherne not only provides challenges but the stability and career development opportunities expected in a world-class multi-billion dollar organization.


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. 


•    Supervises union craft labor in electrical disciplines. Responsible for safety, quality, productivity and schedule adherence.
•    Ensures effective liaison between field engineering and craft.
•    Interfaces effectively with craft Foremen and General Foremen, as well as project management to ensure smooth workflow and schedule adherence.
•    Coordination with discipline Superintendents
•    Coordination with Subcontractors
•    Coordination with Owner and their representatives  
•    Resolves employee conflicts and grievances, informing project and corporate management as appropriate.
•    Responsible for detailed work planning.
•    Responsible for work plan and work package development and reviews
•    Responsible for preparing and maintaining 30-, 60- and 90-day schedules.
•    Responsible for building 3-week schedules and communicating them effectively in weekly scheduling meetings.
•    Understand the project contract requirements
•    Evaluate and manage craft productivity using a commodity/productivity tracking software. 
•    Determining craft labor levels and tool/equipment requirements. 
•    Ensures that project rules, procedures and programs are followed consistently, including those involving safety, attendance, and workplace behavior standards. 


•     Ability to travel and relocate as needed.  Our Superintendents go where the work/project is!
•     5+ years’ work experience in the construction industry, with at least 3+ years in a supervisory role.  Long tenure with companies is important.  We are willing to consider Forman or General Forman ready for the next step in their career.
•     Advanced knowledge of various construction disciplines, union agreements and jurisdictional issues, safety regulations, scheduling, cost control, engineering drawings, and other documents 
•     Demonstrated ability to efficiently supervise and evaluate craft performance including labor cost planning and budgeting
•     Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
•     Strong work ethic, willingness to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
•     Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
•     Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
•     Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills  
•     Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives 
•     Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Cherne. With mechanical and heavy industrial projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Cherne, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of self-performed construction services in areas like equipment, civil/structural, electrical, instrumentation and insulation work, in addition to the core mechanical services— all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

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, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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