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Electrical Superintendent - MEC Transportation


Alexandria, VA, US Seattle, WA, US Washington, DC, US

Requisition ID: 121380 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of Mass. Electric Construction Co.by directly managing the execution of field operations. We rely on Superintendents to set the highest expectations among their crew(s) for safety, quality, schedule, cost performance and team development. Every day you will bring your hands-on attitude to not only work on some of North Americas largest and unique projects but to also build builders who will continue to shape our infrastructure for generations to come. An ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of technical electrical systems. Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position. LI-GF1

District Overview

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is a subsidiary of the Kiewit Corporation. Since our founding in 1928 in Boston, Massachusetts, Mass. Electric Construction’s philosophy has been to pursue electrical projects that require a higher level of technical and logistical skill. MEC has a 65-year tradition of outstanding performance on some of the nation’s most high-profile transportation projects. To date we have completed over $5 billion of transportation projects throughout North America. With our skilled and dedicated personnel, combined with cutting edge equipment, installation methods, and project controls, MEC is setting new standards across every aspect of the market.



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. 



Electrical Superintendents’ responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supervise construction projects
  • Perform daily inspections of work performed 
  • Act as liaison and coordinator between contractors
  • Solve problems that arise 
  • Establish budgetary guidelines for the job and ensure that cost control measures are being followed
  • Provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel
  • Establish quality standards of all jobs and ensure that all quality assurance and company standards are being met
  • Develop and manage job schedules (e.g. three-week, 90 day, man loading), coordinate work with contractors and deliveries with suppliers and ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately


  • A minimum of five years’ experience as General Foreman or Superintendent
  • Management of union labor a plus
  • Direct and supervise crews
  • Broad understanding of technical electrical systems, including :underground layout and installation, Instrumentation installation
  • Above ground systems layout and installations, including but not limited to:  conduit installations within hazardous locations, cable tray systems, cable pulling in conduit and tray
  • Experience managing 20-50 craft employees at one time
  • Prepared to attend meetings with customers and owners/general contractors
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent motivational skills
  • Adapt to new surroundings and new people
  • Must be able to access all points of a construction site
  • Must be able to work with a team and provide input
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with the use of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Willing to travel and relocate on an as needed basis; nationwide
  • Able to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future

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.

Mass. Electric Construction Co. (MEC) is one of the nation's premier electrical contractors serving the industrial and transportation markets. We’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready 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: Alexandria
Nearest Secondary Market: Washington DC

Job Segment: Transportation, Construction, Electrical, Instrumentation, Quality Assurance, Engineering, Technology