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Underground Superintendent


Hope, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 165159 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Underground District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are adding several Superintendents to our team in Canada, to support various Underground projects for different market areas.  Your initial project will be supporting a project in Hope British Columbia.  As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of the Underground district by directly managing the execution of field operations. We rely on Superintendents to set the highest expectations among their crew(s) for safety, quality, schedule, cost performance and team development. Every day you will bring your hands-on attitude to work on some of North Americas most unique projects and build builders who will continue to shape our infrastructure for generations to come.


Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too. 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.


This is your chance to join the best construction, mining and engineering organization on earth that was recently named to Forbes America’s Best Employers, Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders, and Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies! Picture yourself at a financially stable company that has been profitable for more than 130 years!  We offer endless opportunities for career growth and development, competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and Travel and Living Assistance while on projects.  



District Overview

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities (tunneling, deep foundations) since 1949, and has completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than $1B. We look for hands-on engineers excited to be in the field and office supporting projects and estimating work.


This project is located in Hope, BC working on the TMEP Spread 5B Tunnels.

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. You must be willing to "go where the work is" post completion of the 5B. This could include work in other parts of Canada or the United States of America. 


  • Form and lead effective, safety focused crews performing drill and blast functions.  
  • Lead daily field operations for conventional tunneling, drilling, blasting and shotcrete work 
  • Develop and maintain open communication with crews, field engineers/coordinators, Safety, Quality, and clients.
  • Assist in preparing work plans and scheduling to determine manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirements.
  • Examine/inspect field conditions, troubleshoot problems, correct inaccuracies, and implement cost saving measures.
  • Monitor and manage cost vs budget for your project.
  • Monitor job safety and provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel.
  • Monitor quality standards and ensure that technical specifications are being met. Ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately.
  • Assist with developing job schedules, 90 day schedules, and three week schedules. Monitor job schedule and coordinate work with contractors and suppliers. 
  • Advise senior level superintendents and/or project management of potential problems, safety issues, schedule difficulties, etc. Assist in resolving such problems as required.
  • Travel as required and work underground.


  • Minimum of 5+ years of leadership experience in heavy civil construction, working to contract plans, specifications, applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Must have experience in Underground Drilling and Blasting.  
  • Must have your BC Underground Blasting Ticket or ability to obtain one before starting the project
  • Understanding of cost management processes, planning, and scheduling
  • Experience working in a team setting and directing/reviewing the work of others
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • 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
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions and move objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule.  Able to alternating shifts and 11+ hours per day at times.  #LI-JB1

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.
•    Will 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 believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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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