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Excavation/Earthworks Superintendent

Location: 

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, CA Oakville, ON, CA Kapuskasing, ON, CA Kingston, ON, CA Ottawa, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 107441 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Transportation 

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 and may have responsibility for multiple Foreman, 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 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

Eastern Canada District's projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams & industrial. The serve the construction and mining industries and operates in Eastern Canada. 


 

Location

Candidates must be open to travel as we have projects across Canada.

Responsibilities

•     Mentor and help to grow Jr. Superintendents
•     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 meeting with client for problem resolution and planning
•     Oversee and approve the 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
•     Maintain daily diary for record keeping purposes
•     Ensure that all performance evaluations and completed in a timely fashion for direct reports
•     Recommend, where appropriate, organizational, policy and procedural or staff changes
•     Review and approve or reject promotions up to General Foremen.

Qualifications

•     8+ years' construction experience with 3+ years being in a Superintendent/Leadership capacity (preferably working on infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, dams, water/wastewater treatment plants etc.)
•     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.

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 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.