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Kiewit Corporation Structural Superintendent - Ottawa LRT in Ottawa, Ontario

Structural Superintendent - Ottawa LRT

Date: Oct 8, 2019

Location: Ottawa, ON, CA

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 83337

We are currently looking for a Superintendent to supervise the structural work for our LRT project in Ottawa. In this position you will be the region’s subject matter expert in all things structural such as walls, box culverts, bridges, CIP vaults etc. You will lead crews to complete these projects whilesetting the highest expectations for safety, quality, schedule, cost performance and team development.

Main responsibilities:

  • Lead an effective discipline team, delegating responsibilities and setting goals to ensure aproduction of high-quality work that meets the requirements of company policies, procedures, industry standards, and client expectations.

  • Assist in the hiring, training and development of craft personnel .

  • Develop and maintain open communications with Crews, Field Engineers/Coordinators, Safety QA/QC and Clients.

  • Liaise with field engineers to ensure construction complies with drawings, specifications and all contractual requirements

  • Assist in preparing and executing work plans, manpower levels, material quantities, schedules and equipment requirements.

  • Monitor the unit man-hour performance report on a weekly basis.

  • Monitor job schedule to ensure it’s on track and coordinate work with contractors and deliveries with suppliers and ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately.

  • 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.

  • Provide job safety training and proactively identify safety hazards in the workplace creating safety awareness and taking all necessary corrective action.

  • Oversee quality standards and ensure that all quality assurance and company standards are being met.

  • Inform senior leadership and/or project management of potential problems, work interferences, schedule difficulties, etc. and assist in troubleshooting these issues.

  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by your supervisor


  • 10+ years of experience in the construction industry for infrastructure projects

  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience of supervisory experience as a Superintendent.

  • A subject matter expert in the infrastructure structural discipline (walls, box culverts, bridges, CIP vaults etc.).

  • Understanding of cost management processes, planning and scheduling.

  • Working knowledge of computers and experience using Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Experience in managing up to 20 craft employees at a time.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organization/time management skills.

  • Work independently as well as part of a team.

  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.

  • Must have a positive attitude and possess excellent motivational skills.

  • Exhibits integrity & ethical behavior in all things; understands Kiewit ethics policy of knowing and acting within policies and practices.

Working Conditions

  • Fast-paced construction operation; must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously manage a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively; regularly sit, stand, walk and talk and listen; must be able to freely access all points of a construction site in wide ranging clients and move up objects up to 30 pounds.

About Kiewit

As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row

• Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between

• RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province’s guidelines

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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