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Mechanical Superintendent - Water/Waste Construction


Elmira, NY, US Johnstown, PA, US Colliersville, NY, US Ithaca, NY, US New York, NY, US

Requisition ID: 145585 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Mechanical Superintendent, you will supervise Water/Wastewater construction projects. In this role, your responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Perform daily inspections of work for Safety, Quality, and Productivity --. Assure proper planning and communication are happening for all operations that you oversee.  Identify 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 for all jobs, and ensure that all quality assurance and company standards are being met. Develop and manage job schedules (e.g. three weeks, 90 days, man loading), coordinate work with other crafts, departments, contractors, and suppliers.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Eastern District specializes in challenging heavy civil construction projects throughout the Northeast, including the metropolitan areas of New York, Chicago, Boston, and Washington DC.  We are leaders in bridge, transit, foundation, tunnel, and water/wastewater construction while specializing in cast-in-place concrete, structural steel erection, earthwork, pile driving, and caissons. Kiewit’s Eastern District also has a large amount of work in the energy/power sector in various northeast locations. With our experienced and dedicated employees, extensive resources and in-depth market knowledge, the Eastern District can handle projects of any size.  


This person will work on a large heavy civil project in Elmira, NY.


At least eight (8) years’ experience in the Industrial construction industry (preferably in Water/Wastewater), with at least three (3) years in a supervisory role within a non-union environment.
Extensive knowledge/experience in piping and mechanical systems is required
Advanced knowledge of various construction disciplines-, safety regulations, scheduling, cost control, document control, engineering drawings and other documents, field estimates, subcontracting and procurement, and contract administration.
Experience managing 2-3 crews (3-15 craft employees) at one time
Demonstrated ability to efficiently supervise and evaluate performance.
Broad understanding of piping/mechanical systems 
Prepared to attend meetings with as needed
Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent motivational skills with the ability to motivate and manage crews.
Adapt to new surroundings and new people
Must 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, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and general file management.
Willing to travel and relocate on an as needed basis; nationwide
Ability to work in a fast paced construction environment
Able to work in the United States without sponsorship now or in the future
Able to legally and physically drive a pickup/vehicle
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
Access the work by walking, possibly up and down and ladders and earthen slopes


•     8+ years' construction experience with 3+ years being in a Superintendent/Leadership capacity (preferably working on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, dams, water/wastewater treatment plants etc.)
•     Must be a self-starter, highly motivated with the ability 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 experience in Leadership, safety, negotiations, planning, and contract administration.


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

Base Compensation: $105,616 - $171,013 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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.

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