Superintendent - Water/Waste Construction


Woodcliff Lake, NJ, US Astoria, NY, US Bronx, NY, US New York, NY, US

Requisition ID: 172645 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Eastern District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Water/Wastewater 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success for Kiewit. You will function as a field supervisor overseeing construction project operations and may have responsibility for multiple foremen, and/or laborers/craft workers. You with be responsible for the organization, work methods, scheduling, cost control, conformity with drawings and specification, workmanship, and assignment of work to accomplish project goals, 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.

District Overview

This position will support Kiewit’s Jett Industries Inc, a leading general contractor specializing in the construction and modification of water and wastewater treatment facilities. Jett has been completing projects throughout New York State and New York City since 1985. 


This person will work on a large water/wastewater project in NYC and/or Woodcliff Lake, NJ.


  • Act as a field supervisor overseeing construction operations on the project.
  • Mentor and help to grow junior superintendents and other direct reports.
  • Review and approve the balance of foremen, journeymen, and laborer’s composite labor rates.
  • Manage contract administration (subcontractor/field management meeting for communication).
  • Develop a program to maintain good client relations involving staff on site.
  • Initiate and attend supplementary and regular meetings with client for problem resolution and planning.
  • Oversee and approve monthly job cost updates and quarterly cash flow projections.
  • Review, approve, and negotiate change orders.
  • Develop and implement a plan for project completion and turnover.
  • Create, update, review, and maintain daily reports and logs for record keeping purposes. 
  • Ensure that all performance evaluations are completed and documented in a timely fashion for direct reports.
  • Recommend organizational, policy, procedural, and/or staff changes as needed.
  • Review, approve, and/or reject promotions up to General Foremen.


  • 5+ years of construction experience with at least 2 years being in a superintendent/leadership capacity supporting construction operations.
  • Experience working on water and wastewater treatment and/or process plant construction projects.
  • 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, procedures, and software programs.
  • Ability to identify and resolve any problems that may arise.
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong experience in leadership, safety, negotiations, planning, and contract administration.
  • Ability to travel as needed.


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. 
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


Base Compensation: $100,000 - $115,000

(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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