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Hawaii - Grading Superintendent


Honolulu, HI, US

Requisition ID: 166951 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Northwest District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will be exposed to a variety of field activities in order to develop your understanding of construction supervision. During your first few years you can expect to spend time learning and working on shop drawings, submittals, schedules, craft supervision, and project documentation. While learning these things you will have the opportunity to travel the country building complex projects that make a profound impact on communities. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry and not design. 

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, 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

Kiewit’s Northwest District is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast including Alaska and Hawaii. 


Honolulu, HI 



•    Form and lead an effective discipline team, delegating responsibilities and setting goals.
•    Assist in the hiring, training and development of craft personnel (laborers, craft workers, foreman etc.).
•    Develop and maintain open communications with crews, Field Engineers/Coordinators, Safety, Quality and clients.
•    Assist in training and developing field engineers to be effective supervisors of concrete paving operations
•    Assist in preparing work plans and scheduling in determining manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirements.
•    Examine/inspect field conditions and troubleshoot problems, correct inaccuracies, and implement cost saving measures. 
•    Monitor and adhere to established budgetary guidelines for job, and ensure that cost control measures are being followed.  
•    Monitor job safety, and provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel.  
•    Monitor quality standards, and ensure that technical specifications are being met.  
•    Develop entire job schedules, 90 day schedules, and three week schedules. Monitor job schedule and coordinate work with contractors and deliveries with suppliers and ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately. 
•    Advise senior level superintendents and/or project management of potential problems, work interferences, schedule difficulties, etc.  Assist in resolving such problems as required.
•    Perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor



•    7+ years of experience in the planning, scheduling, and management of slip form and fixed form concrete paving operations
•    Experience with and broad knowledge of paving equipment, how to use it properly, and how to rapidly trouble shoot:  Slip Form Pavers, Allen Triple Tube pavers, Bunyan screeds, tine/cure machines, finishing floats/trowels, etc.
•    Knowledge of proper placement, vibrating, finishing, texturing, and curing of concrete
•    Experience with automated machine controls would be an asset but not a requirement 
•    Must have at least 5 years’ experience of supervisory experience as a Superintendent.
•    Understanding of cost management processes, planning and scheduling.
•    Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
•    Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time
•    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 
•    Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives
•    Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail
•    Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment and move up objects up to 30 pounds.
•    Ability to travel and relocate as business requires
•    Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future


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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