Base Superintendent

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Canada - Asphalt, Paving & Construction (A,P,C)

Why work for Lafarge?

Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions.  From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions.  Lafarge takes   personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you. Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us!  More information can be found at



The objective of this position is to coordinate and supervise manpower, subcontractors and equipment in order to successfully complete the awarded projects safely, as specified, on schedule and on budget.  Assist the Construction Operations Manager in overall management.


Health, Safety and Environment

  • Demonstrates a commitment to a safe work environment. Understands the safety objectives of the organization and supports these efforts in a visible manner.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
  • Administers Safety Policies and Programs to employees, subcontractors, and subtrades – including all required meetings.



  • Constant monitoring of projects to ensure safety standards
  • Schedule all phases of the project to meet completion dates
  • Update schedules as required
  • Assist foremen in coordinating daily tasks, including men, equipment, and materials
  • Maintain quality as per specifications
  • Accurate and on-time reports, including time, production, materials, etc.
  • Attend site meetings as representative
  • Maintain and develop strong working relationship with customers and/or representatives
  • Monitor job cost reports, repot deficiencies and potential issues as soon as they appear or are foreseen.
  • Maintain a daily project diary
  • Supervise, train, and act as mentor to foremen
  • Estimate and/or assist estimators with tenders



  • Number of employees: 15 - 35, depending on projects
  • Total cost of projects: $1 - $10 million


Specific Accountabilities

  • Ensure compliance with all Safety Policies and Regulations
  • Complete project at or below Estimated Cost
  • Ensure that quality meets specifications and Customer expectations
  • Complete project on schedule
  • Ensure accurate and on-time reporting
  • Prompt reporting of any concerns or opportunities
  • Ensure that expectations are clearly defined to workers



  • Certified Engineering Technologist Diploma, or related post-secondary education preferred


Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Base/Grade experience – min of five years preferred
  • Solid estimating experience – min of two years preferred
  • Ability to read and understand contract specifications and drawings
  • Proven ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ability to estimate contracts, schedule work and materials
  • Effectively conduct meetings with owners, consultants, inspectors, suppliers, sub-contractors, and other customers to promote Lafarge products and image
  • Basic mechanical knowledge
  • Solid understanding of quality control related to area
  • Supervisory skills and interpersonal skills, estimating procedures, and lay down of materials
  • Safety Policies and Programs and basic product knowledge
  • Excellent verbal and written communication


Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.


As the world leader in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization.  Globally, LafargeHolcim has 115,000 employees, a well-balanced local presence in 90 countries and combined net sales of CHF 33 billion (EUR 27 billion) in 2014. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregates solutions, strong R&D and a commitment to health, safety, and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.  We are committed to drive sustainable solutions for better building and infrastructure while contributing to a higher quality of life.  We are positioned to deliver on this commitment.


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