Southeast - Structures/Bridge Superintendent


Charleston, SC, US

Requisition ID: 171967 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Southeast District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of Kiewit's Southeast District. You will be a field supervisor and may be responsible for multiple Foremen and laborers/craft workers. You will be responsible for the organization, work methods, scheduling, cost control, conformity with drawings and specifications, artistry, and assignment of work to accomplish the execution of the work, either directly or through the General Foreman or Foreman. You will also work to maintain positive working relationships with clients, architects/engineers, suppliers, subcontractors, and job site staff. Our mission is to make a difference, and we offer opportunities for you to create one through our construction operations. Whether working tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges connecting communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to do it right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer tremendous 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

Kiewit's Southeast District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include building bridges, airports, mass transit systems, canals, dams, pump stations or tunnels.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the southeast region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the east coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.


South Carolina


•   Mentor and help to grow fellow Kiewit staff
•   Review and approve the balance of Foremen, journeymen and laborer's composite labor rates
•   Manage contract administration (subcontractor/field management meeting for communication)
•   Develop a program to mantain good client relations involving staff on site
•   Initiate and attend supplementary and regular meeting with client for problem resolution and planning
•   Oversee and approve the monthly job cost updates and quarterly cash flow projections
•   Review, approve and negotiate change orders
•   Develop and implement a plan for project completion and turnover
•    Mantain daily diary for record keeping purposes
•   Ensure that all performance evaluations are completed in a timely fashion for direct reports
•   Recommend, where appropriate, organizational, policy and procedural or staff changes 
•   Review and approve or reject promotions up to General Foremen


•    8+ years of construction experience with 3+ years in a superintendent/leadership capacity (preferably working on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, railroads, dams, water/wastewater treatment plans, etc.)
•   Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, with the ability to work with minimal supervision
•   Ability to quickly learn and understand various processes regarding Kiewit's policies, procedures, and software programs.
•   Ability to identify and resolve any problems that may arise
•   Excellent organizational, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills
•   Strong experience in Leadership, safety, negotiations, planning and contract administration
•   Abilities to access all areas on a construction project site
•   Experience with earthwork, drainage, grading, pipes, underground utilities
•   Ability to read and interpret construction documents and assist in planning work schedule


Working Conditions

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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 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 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.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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