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OCS Superintendent- Mass Electric Transportation


Los Angeles, CA, US

Requisition ID: 98740 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Overhead Catenary System (OCS) Superintendents’ responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Supervise the OCS operations on construction projects. Perform daily inspections of work performed and 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 with contractors and deliveries with suppliers and ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately. 


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.


This position is based out of Los Angeles, CA or Seattle, WA

  • Understand project requirements and communicate with Project Manager with the plan and budget.
  • Analyze technical specifications and drawings with the ability to determine the scope of work and materials and evaluate and propose alternative and compliant technical solutions
  • Identify, quantify, manage risk – performance based and technical requirements.
  • Evaluate the project design and implement systems to support and/or enhance business operations.
  • Coordinate and serve as a liaison between MEC Staff and outside engineers / consultants / suppliers
  • Conduct engineering reviews to identify efficiencies that can be achieved or resolve foreseeable technical issues.
  • Experience managing 10-20 craft employees at one time
  • Prepared to attend meetings with customers and owners/general contractors/subcontractors.
  • Ensure the project internal/external engineering resources maintain schedule and budget. 
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a Superintendent role with OCS systems and design
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and communication skills
  • Ability to perform and competently manage OCS project, including layout
  • Must be skilled in the preparation of drawings, specifications and cost estimates and should have the capability and experience to manage projects and lead a group of engineers in support of the construction schedule.
  • Background in Project Controls like scheduling, submittals, RFIs, contracts, budgets, etc.
  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent motivational skills
  • Adapt to new surroundings and new people and 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 Kiewit is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage qualified women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others to apply.

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.