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Traveling/Project Superintendent - Deep Foundations- West Region


Portland, OR, US Denver, CO, US Seattle, WA, US Salt Lake City, UT, US Los Angeles, CA, US San Francisco, CA, US Las Vegas, NV, US

Requisition ID: 155047 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Foundations Co 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Live where you want, go where the work is! + 10% Field Premium while on project sites. 

Current Project Locations: 

Evansville, IL, Orange, TX, Lake Preston, SD, Grand Rapids, MI, Labarre, LA Lincoln, NE, Portland, OR, Las Vegas NV, Montclair, CA, Denver CO, Blair, NE, San Angelo TX, Waterloo, IA, Chillicothe, OH, Newburgh, NY, Kittery, ME, Providence, RI, New London, CT, Forestville NY

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of Kiewit Foundations Co. 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 not only work on some of North Americas largest and unique projects but to also build builders who will continue to shape our infrastructure for generations to come. A strong technical and practical background in specialty foundations and geotechnical construction is required. Also, excellent communication skills and the ability to work well in a team environment are considered critical to this position.

Per Diem + a 10% Field Premium when working on a project site. 

District Overview

Kiewit Foundations Co. is a full-service geotechnical foundation contractor operating across North America. Our experience and expertise cover a wide range of specialty foundation construction for both structural and ground improvement solutions. We operate in the transportation, power, water/wastewater, mining, building, industrial, and oil, gas, and chemical markets.  As part of Kiewit we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides wholistic solutions to the industry that are unmatched. Our rapidly growing foundations business, which includes drilled shafts, micro pile, driven pile, augercast-in-place pile, full displacement pile, soil mixing, support of excavation, anchors, tie-backs, stone columns, and other geotechnical solutions is a multi-faceted and leading-edge division of Kiewit focused on delivering differentiated solutions.  


•    Form and lead an effective discipline team, delegating responsibilities and setting goals• Assist in the hiring, training and development of craft personnel (drillers, foreman, laborers, crane operators, etc.)
•    Develop and maintain open communication with crews, field engineers/coordinators, Safety, Quality, and clients.
•    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.
•    Assist with developing 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.  


•    5+ years of experience in the planning, scheduling, and management of deep foundation and/or ground improvement operations
•    3+ years of supervisory experience as a superintendent
•    Experience with and broad knowledge of foundation/ground improvement equipment (drills, concrete pumps, batch plants). How to use it properly and how to rapidly troubleshoot. 
•    Knowledge of proper pumping and placement of concrete and grout.
•    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.
•    Ability to work in the United States without sponsorship, both now and in the future.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Experience with automated machine controls and survey tools (Trimble, Leica, G&H)
•    Strong all-around knowledge of ground improvement techniques, structural deep foundation methods, and support of excavation (SOE) operations; Ground Improvement experience includes rigid inclusions, soil mixing, vibro-replacement (stone columns), vibro-compaction, compaction grouting, permeation grouting, jet grouting, and deep dynamic compaction. o Structural deep foundation experience includes micropiles, drilled shafts, auger-cast-in-place piles, driven piles. o Support of excavation experience includes secant pile, soldier pile, anchors, and tie-backs.

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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY 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 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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