Southeast - Superintendent (Drainage)


Charleston, SC, US Richmond, VA, US

Requisition ID: 170965 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Southeast District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are currently seeking a Drainage Superintendent to supervise the work for our infrastructure projects in the South Carolina & Virginia areas. In this position, you will be the region’s subject matter expert in all things drainage, underground utilities, earthwork & piping. You will lead crews to complete these projects while setting the highest expectations for safety, quality, schedule, cost performance, and team development.

District Overview

Kiewit's Southeast District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include building bridges, airports, mass transit systems, canals, dams, pump stations or tunnels.  Although most of our work is regionally based in the southeast region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the east coast. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design. 


South Carolina & Virginia


• Lead an effective, disciplined team, delegating responsibilities and setting goals to ensure the production of high-quality work that meets the requirements of company policies, procedures, industry standards, and client expectations.
• Assist in the hiring, training, and development of craft personnel.
• Develop and maintain open communications with Crews, Field Engineers/Coordinators, Safety QA/QC, and Clients.
• Liaise with field engineers to ensure construction complies with drawings, specifications, and all contractual requirements
• Assist in preparing and executing work plans, manpower levels, material quantities, schedules, and equipment requirements.
• Monitor the unit man-hour performance report on a weekly basis.
• Monitor job schedule to ensure it’s on track, coordinate work with contractors and deliveries with suppliers, and ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately.
• Examine/inspect field conditions and troubleshoot problems, correct inaccuracies, and implement cost-saving measures.
• Monitor and adhere to established budgetary guidelines for the job and ensure that cost control measures are followed. 
• Provide job safety training and proactively identify workplace safety hazards, creating safety awareness and taking all necessary corrective action.
• Oversee quality standards and ensure that all quality assurance and company standards are
• Inform senior leadership and project management of potential problems, work interferences, schedule difficulties, etc., and assist in troubleshooting these issues.
• Perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor


• Over 8 + years of experience in the construction industry for infrastructure projects 
• Must have at least 5 years experience of supervisory experience as a Superintendent. 
• A subject matter expert in drainage, underground utilities, earthwork, piping discipline
• Understanding of cost management processes, planning, and scheduling.
• Working knowledge of computers and experience using Microsoft Office Suite.
• Experience in managing up to 20 craft employees at a time.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Strong organization/time management skills.
• Work independently as well as part of a team.
• Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
• Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent motivational skills.
• Exhibits integrity & ethical behavior in all things; understands Kiewit's ethics policy of knowing and acting within policies and practices.


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: Charleston South Carolina
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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