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    Overview / Responsibilities

    Amec Foster Wheeler is seeking a Lead Concrete Superintendent to plan, direct and coordinate the Underground Pipe and Foundations installation portion of the project, review and assess relevant drawings, specifications and instructions for functional area of responsibility. Develop the schedule and budget for construction and monitor for progress. Develop or assist the Site Manager with the development of an overall site program for an area of responsibility. Ensure, prior to work commencing, that all material, equipment, scaffolding, and other required materials are available. Ensure all work is to the required standard and that all drawings, specifications, inspections and certifications are strictly adhered to. Be fully familiar with the sub-contractor’s methods of construction and procedures to resolve any conflicts Coordinate and report on weekly and monthly basis on all progress matters and problem areas. Hold regular meetings with the Site Manager, Site Team and sub-contractors to review progress and resolve problems. Ensure that the Amec Foster Wheeler Safety Program is adhered to at the site by all personnel. Ensure adequate, qualified supervision and skilled labor resources are employed to meet schedule requirements. Supervise the final assembly and preparation of Underground Piping and Foundations as built contract documents.


    On assigned project(s) plans, organizes and controls company resources and provides leadership, clear direction, and good example to assigned company personnel and craft personnel to achieve customer satisfaction and attainment of schedule, cost, and profit objectives while adhering to safety and quality requirements and company policies. Responsible for planning, coordinating and controlling the day-to-day field operations for crafts and subcontractors. A typical scope of responsibility would be Field Superintendent or Area Superintendent.


    Key Responsibilities

    • Interprets client plans and specifications; becomes familiar with project and local labor agreements
    • Reviews and becomes familiar with the schedule of the work. Plans and tracks work to ensure efficient use of resources
    • Communicates any deviations and accounts for them properly
    • Becomes familiar with the site safety plan and project safety requirements; Ensures all activities are done safely
    • Reviews and becomes familiar with the site quality plan and project quality requirements
    • Becomes familiar with the agreements of the Pre Job Mark-Up Conference and the agreed craft jurisdictions of the work and respects the established jurisdictions between the building and construction trades
    • Ensures that assigned personnel do not make changes or alterations to the work without proper written instruction
    • Manages and controls rental equipment use, and ensures proper care of the company tools and equipment
    • Ensures through field presence and observation that the work is being completed in accord with plans and specifications; documents all daily activity

    Essential Job Functions Under Certain Circumstances

    • May lead a group of subordinate superintendents
    • Advises management of any issues that arise (regarding employee relations, safety and quality)
    • Writes progress reports to be submitted to the client and company management
    • Understands union jurisdiction issues and prevents grievances
    • Performs the duties of Construction Manager when requested
    • Performs other duties as assigned by management

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings
    • Strong leadership and team building skills
    • Planning and organizational skills
    • Communication skills; listens and gets clarification
    • Leads by example; takes responsibility for own actions; exhibits confidence in self and others
    • Delegates work assignments by matching the responsibilities and capabilities to the personnel; effectively follows-up and provides support
    • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; listens and get clarification
    • Ability to read and analyze reports and graphs
    • Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethics
    • Follows through on commitments; willing to do what it takes to meet company objectives

    Education and Experience Requirements


    High School diploma required. College credit and workshop completion in engineering, construction or business topics are desirable. Field construction supervisory experience within the crafts is essential. A minimum of 8 years experience as a Superintendent is required. Overall, 12+ years experience working in the process and/or utility/ power construction industry. In rare cases, significant experience (10-15 years) in technical supervision can substitute for the educational requirement. Knowledge and familiarity with the methods, practices, crafts, tools, equipment, codes, documents, drawings, specifications, requirements, functions and control systems of the construction business. May supervise larger projects than lower level superintendents and may supervise multiple disciplines.


    Physical Requirements


    While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit and stand in the office and move about the work area. In addition, it may require close vision work and travel away from home, sometimes for extended periods. The position requires the ability to walk about a construction site or operating plant or power station and the ability to climb stairs or ladders and walk on elevated plant platforms. The position requires the ability to wear and use personal protective equipment while in the work area of the jobsite including hard hat, fall protection harness, respirator, safety glasses/goggles, escape breathing device, noise protection, fire-retardant coveralls, protective work boots and gloves.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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  • Starts On: Feb. 24, 2017, 9:37 a.m.