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Superintendent 3 - Underground Projects


Newburgh, NY, US Albany, NY, US

Requisition ID: 166827 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Underground District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are hiring Superintendents to support Underground projects, managing crews, as well as mentor and train other more junior Superintendents.  You with be responsible for the organization, work methods, scheduling, cost control, conformity with drawings and specification, workmanship, and assignment of work to accomplish the execution of the work, either directly or through General Foreman or Foreman. You will also work to maintain positive working relationships with clients, architect/engineer, suppliers, subcontractors, and jobsite staff. #UGPOSITIONS


You can expect to support complex Underground projects in diverse market areas, such as Transportation, Power, Oil and Gas, Mining and Water/Wastewater.  We are recognized as a leader in the tunneling industry because we have the experience, technology and equipment to complete even the most complex tunneling projects. Our long-standing success is built on our depth of expertise, safety record, access to specialty equipment and the ability to self-perform work. Key capabilities for our underground team include tunnel boring machine operations, sequential excavation, drill and blast, shaft excavation and tunnel rehabilitation.


District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling, deep foundations) since 1949, and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B. We look for experienced Superintendents in Heavy Civil Construction with Tunneling/Underground work experience.


Must be willing to go where the work is!  Project sites vary across North America. 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.   Currently, our team needs Superintendents at this level for projects in the New York region.  Depending on the project, we either provide relocation or travel and living assistance for candidates beyond 50 miles from the project locations.    


  • Mentor and develop junior Superintendents
  • Oversee all craft supervisors on the site and oversee total field construction to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule requirements.  Continually develop, coach and mentor teams.  
  • Review and approve the balance of foremen, journeymen and laborer's composite labor rates
  • Develop and maintain open communication with crews, field engineers/coordinators, Safety, Quality, and clients.
  • Prepare work plans and scheduling to determine manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirements, manage contract administration and oversee subcontractor field meetings
  • Oversee and approve monthly job cost updates and quarterly cash flow projections.  Examine/inspect field conditions, troubleshoot problems, correct inaccuracies, and implement cost saving measures.
  • Monitor and manage cost vs budget; review and approve change orders.
  • Monitor job safety and provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel.  Advise Sr. level leaders and project management of potential problems, safety issues or schedule difficulties and able to assist in resolving those issues as required.
  • Monitor quality standards and ensure that technical specifications are being met. Ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately.
  • Develop and implement plans for project completion and turnover, and maintain daily records
  • Recommend where appropriate, organizational, policy and procedural or staff changes.  Ensure performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner. 


  • 10+ years of experience in leadership of heavy civil construction projects, working to defined contract plans, specifications, applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Experience in construction of Conventional Tunnels, TBM, Micro Tunnels, or Trenchless methods. HDD experience a plus but not required 
  • Self-starter, highly motivated with experience in cost management processes, planning, scheduling and logistics and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated experience and success in leadership, safety, negotiations, planning and contract administration
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity, strong interpersonal skills & a passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions and move objects up to 30 pounds and willing to execute work performed underground.  
  • Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule.


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

Base Compensation: $105,000 - $150,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

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