Equipment Superintendent - Kiewit Equipment Services


Charleston, SC, US Raleigh, NC, US Fort Lauderdale, FL, US Mobile, AL, US

Requisition ID: 172274 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Equipment Services 

Department: Equipment 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit has a large and diverse equipment fleet. Maintenance of such a large and expensive fleet requires a well-structured and properly executed maintenance program which involves the participation of everyone on the project.  The Equipment Superintendent is responsible for coordinating, facilitating, and executing equipment activities in support of all construction projects. 

District Overview

Kiewit Equipment Services (KES) helps to ensure the profitability of Kiewit projects through the improved equipment utilization and mechanical reliability by delivering world-class equipment and service. 


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.

The starting location for this position is in the Columbus, OH area.


  • Technical 
    • Provide field leadership and management of equipment maintenance and readiness to meet specific project needs
    • Ensure project safety and quality performance through personal example as well as supervision activities
    • Controlling and tracking all aspects of equipment cost.
    • Providing senior management with equipment recap reports.
    • Accountable for the training, development, coaching and morale of direct and indirect reports. 
    • Accountable for the retention and engagement of direct and indirect reports.
    • Accountable for developing and maintaining team cohesion among district, internal joint venture, and external joint venture partner employees.
  • Administrative
    • Providing senior management with equipment recap reports.
    • Coordinate work with other co-workers on the job.
    • Perform other duties as required by supervisor or manager.
    • Work within Company data systems to record and track equipment maintenance and utilization


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management or similar type experience in a construction related position that provides the knowledge and experience required for this position.
  • Must possess a minimum of 5 years' experience in mechanical related field.
  • Tunneling experience preferred
  • Knowledge of construction safety and current federal and provincial requirements.
  • Broad knowledge of engineering and construction methods.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Basic computer skills.
  • Exhibits integrity & ethical behavior in all things; understands Kiewit ethics policy of knowing and acting within policies and practices.
  • Must possess strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Willingness, ability, and enthusiasm for travel, sometimes on short notice.
  • Must be a self-starter and highly motivated with the desire to do what it takes to get the job done.


Working Conditions

•    Fast-paced office and project field environment
•    Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively
•    Regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen
•    Occasionally lift and move up objects up to 50 pounds.

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: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

Job Segment: Construction, Mechanical Engineer, Engineer, Engineering