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Undergound - Superintendent

Location: 

Newburgh, NY, US Albany, NY, US

Requisition ID: 166822 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Underground District 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are hiring Superintendents to support Underground Projects in locations around the US.  As a Superintendent you will play a significant part in the success for Kiewit. You will function as a field supervisor and may have responsibility for multiple Foreman, and crews.  You with be responsible for the organization, work methods, scheduling, cost control, conformity with drawings and specification, workmanship, and assignment of work to accomplish the execution of the work, either directly or through General Foreman or Foreman. You will also work to maintain positive working relationships with clients, architect/engineer, suppliers, subcontractors, and jobsite staff.

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

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 experienced Superintendents in Heavy Civil Construction with Tunneling/Underground work experience.  

Location

Must be willing to go where the work is!  Project sites vary across North America.  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. 

Responsibilities

  • Oversee all operations relating to a specific discipline or segment of work, developing and leading effective teams.  
  • Supervise the operations on a shutdown/night shift schedule 
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

Qualifications

•    5 to 10 years of experience in heavy civil construction, working to defined contract plans, specifications, applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements.
•    Experience in construction of Conventional Tunnels, TBM, Micro Tunnels, or Trenchless methods. HDD experience a plus but not required 
•    Understanding of cost management processes, planning, scheduling and logistics 
•    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.

** Willing to execute work performed underground

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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

Base Compensation: $100,000 - $130,000 
(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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