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Tunnel Superintendent


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 146539 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Underground District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of the Underground district 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 work on some of North Americas most unique projects and build builders who will continue to shape our infrastructure for generations to come.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too. We depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge 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

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 hands-on engineers excited to be in the field and office supporting projects and estimating work.


This project is located in Hope, BC working on the TMEP Spread 5B Tunnels.

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. You must be willing to "go where the work is" post 5B. This could include work in Western Canada or the United States of America. 


•    Form and lead an effective teams
•    Lead daily field operations for conventional tunneling, blasting and shotcrete work 
•    Develop and maintain open communication with crews, field engineers/coordinators, Safety, Quality, and clients.
•    Assist in preparing work plans and scheduling to determine manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirements.
•    Examine/inspect field conditions, troubleshoot problems, correct inaccuracies, and implement cost saving measures.
•    Monitor and manage cost vs budget.
•    Monitor job safety and provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel.
•    Monitor quality standards and ensure that technical specifications are being met. Ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately.
•    Assist with developing job schedules, 90 day schedules, and three week schedules. Monitor job schedule and coordinate work with contractors and suppliers. 
•    Advise senior level superintendents and/or project management of potential problems, safety issues, schedule difficulties, etc. Assist in resolving such problems as required.


•    5+ years of experience in heavy civil contract plans, specifications, applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements.
•    Experience in construction of Conventional Tunnels, TBM, Micro Tunnels, or Trenchless.HDD experience a plus
•    Understanding of cost management processes, planning, and scheduling
•    Experience working in a team setting and directing/reviewing the work of others
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
•    Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
•    Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
•    Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
•    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
•    Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule.

Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

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