Deep Foundations - Superintendent


Birmingham, AL, US McAllen, TX, US Houston, TX, US Tuscaloosa, AL, US Cameron, LA, US Little Rock, AR, US Beaumont, TX, US New Orleans, LA, US Conroe, TX, US San Antonio, TX, US Dallas, TX, US Nashville, TN, US Baton Rouge, LA, US Fort Worth, TX, US Memphis, TN, US Waco, TX, US Taylor, TX, US Lubbock, TX, US Freeport, TX, US Irving, TX, US Lake Charles, LA, US Corpus Christi, TX, US Austin, TX, US Mobile, AL, US

Requisition ID: 172163 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Foundations Co 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 



We have projects all across the USA.  

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of Kiewit Foundations Co. by directly managing the execution of field operations.  We rely on superintendents to set the highest expectations for 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 America's largest and most unique projects but also to build builders who will continue to shape our infrastructure for generations to come.  A strong technical and practical background in specialty foundations and geotechnical construction is required.  Also, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position.

District Overview

Kiewit Foundations Co. is a full-service geotechnical foundation contractor operating across North America. Our experience and expertise cover a wide range of specialty foundation construction for both structural and ground improvement solutions. We operate in the transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, industrial, oil, gas, and chemical markets.  As part of Kiewit we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched. Our rapidly growing foundations business, which includes drilled shafts, micro piles, driven piles, auger cast-in-place piles, full displacement piles, soil mixing, support of excavation, anchors, tie-backs, stone columns, and other geotechnical solutions is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit focused on delivering differentiated solutions.  


  • Mentor and help to grow Jr. Superintendents 
  • 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 maintain 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      
  • Maintain daily diary for record keeping purposes      
  • Ensure that all performance evaluations and 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 experience in the planning, scheduling, and management of deep foundation and/or ground improvement operations
  • 5+ years of supervisory experience as a superintendent
  • Experience with and broad knowledge of foundation/ground improvement equipment (drills, concrete pumps, batch plants), How to use it properly, and how to rapidly troubleshoot.
  • Knowledge of proper pumping and placement of concrete and grout.
  • Must be skilled in one of, if not multiple, of the following disciplines (pile driving, auger cast, small diameter shafts, micro piles, etc.)
  • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, and able 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 all-around knowledge of ground improvement techniques, structural deep foundation methods, and support of excavation (SOE) operations; Ground Improvement experience includes rigid inclusions, soil mixing, vibro-replacement (stone columns), vibro-compaction, compaction grouting, permeation grouting, jet grouting, and deep dynamic compaction.  Structural deep foundation experience includes micro piles, drilled shafts, aguer-cast-in-place piles, and divine piles.  Support of excavation experience includes secant piles, soldier pile anchors, and tie-backs.


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: Birmingham

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