Distribution Superintendent - 1884 Line Co.


Medford, OR, US Portland, OR, US Bend, OR, US

Requisition ID: 172267 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Power Delivery 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Power 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a superintendent, you will be overseeing technical and challenging aspects of the construction and execution of the PacifiCorp Line Hardening Wildfire Mitigation Program in the Portland/Medford/Salt Lake City operations. This role provides an opportunity to work with high performing teams to successfully completing complex projects, which requires appreciation and understanding of the importance of effective team collaboration and integration. Your experience and knowledge will bring success and the ability to collaborate with a team to meet the challenges of this significant project.

At the PacifiCorp Line Hardening Wildfire Mitigation Program, you will be part of a team with highly qualified individuals experienced in completing technically complex utility installations and infrastructure upgrades. The key to success in our project rests largely on the quality, training, and capabilities of our personnel.

The Superintendent plans and coordinates the production efforts of direct supervisors under his/her supervision and motivates them to accomplish the work safely, correctly, and efficiently. Provides liaison between field engineers and crafts to ensure construction complies with drawings and specifications while adhering to Safety as the number 1 focus. Supervises other disciplines at levels appropriate to training and skills as requested by project supervision. Must understand and implement scheduling/planning, cost controls, Microsoft tools, and equipment systems.

District Overview

Kiewit Power Delivery. is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry. 

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry-leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available.

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence.


Medford, OR. 


  • Ensure work plans are developed and in place before entering work areas.
  • Ensure employees have the PPE and the tools to work safely and execute quality work.
  • Follow traffic control plans in accordance with the local transportation departments.
  • Support General Foreman and Foreman in the field and keep folks accountable for their work.
  • Ensure your work is scheduled in advance and appropriate tools, material and resources are in place for work to be executed. 
  • Track your progress in cost, quality, and schedule daily.
  • Mentoring and supervise a crew of linemen and foremen.
  • Utilization and care for assigned equipment.
  • Lead planning efforts and have a 90 day, 3 week and 3 days schedule always updated

Other duties include: 

  • Meet daily with Construction Manager to develop play of the day (POD) and equipment needs.
  • Review daily costs.
  • Put measures in place to limit the exposure of the traveling public.
  • Verify General Foreman are aligning and meeting according to schedule.
  • Observe and critique operations and work with GF’s to maximize efficiency.
  • Attend different crew safety meetings and provide feedback.
  • Represent the department in weekly schedule meetings.
  • Conduct weekly labor productivity review (LPR) meetings with the department.
  • Review commodity curves with the department.
  • Review Inspection and Test Plans (ITPs) and quality requirements with staff.


  • Minimum 15 years of experience as an outside lineman, with a strong focus on utility line installations and wildfire mitigation.

  • Highly motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • The position requires someone with the ability to quickly learn and understand various processes regarding 1884’s policies, procedures, and software programs. Also, the position requires the person to identify and resolve any problems that may arise.

  • Must have excellent organizational, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Project-Specific Requirements:

  • Ability to work near assigned heavy equipment, machinery, and tools for construction.
  • Ability to work in environments that may be hazardous or contain electrical risks.
  • Ability to be mobile and go where the work is withing a reasonable distance away from Hub Office locations. 
  • Be comfortable to managing large crews of Lineman professionals to safely and efficiently execute work. 

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: Medford

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