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Mechanical Superintendent - Northwest District


Honolulu, HI, US

Requisition ID: 105919 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Mechanical Superintendent you will supervise the mechanical work on 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 is happening for all operations that you oversee.  Identify and solve problems. Establish budgetary targets for each mechanical operation and ensure that cost control measures are implemented. Ensure all quality control and quality assurance standards are fully implemented on every aspect of the mechanical work. Develop and manage mechanical schedules (e.g. Play of the Day, three week and 90 day), coordinate work with other crafts, departments, contractors and suppliers.

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. 


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. 



•    Advanced knowledge of safety regulations, quality standards, scheduling, work planning, cost control and engineering drawings
•    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 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 and receive 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 potentially relocate
•    Ability to work in a fast paced construction environment 
•    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 acting in a Superintendent/Leadership capacity (preferably working on water/wastewater treatment plants projects)
•     Extensive knowledge/experience in piping and mechanical systems is required
•     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 and procedures 
•     Ability to identify and resolve problems 
•     Excellent organizational, administrative, communication and interpersonal skills 
•     Strong experience in Leadership, safety, quality and planning


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 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.