LafargeHolcim

Construction Superintendent

CA-BC-KELOWNA
Requisition ID
2017-3729
# of Openings
1
Category
Operations
Product Line
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 www.lafarge-na.com/careers .

Overview

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Superintendent is responsible for overseeing daily field operations coordinating with owners and general contractors and organizing crews and sub-contractors. As well, the Superintendent is responsible for ensuring contracts are completed safely, on time, on budget and in compliance with specifications and customer expectations.

Responsibilities

Health and Safety:  

  • Ensures safe and healthy working conditions in sites under his/her responsibility
  • Ensure strict compliance with all health and safety rules and country regulations
  • Engage with all levels of employees, ensuring personnel are actively seeking solutions to identified risks
  • Provide visible and felt health and safety leadership.
  • Participate actively in the Health and Safety Committee

Financial Management: 

  • Responsible for following processes and monitoring results in order to meet all financial targets, including budgets, forecasts and profitability levels
  • Responsible for accurate and timely entry and maintenance of data in order to support job cost accountants
  • Timely and accurate customer account management following standard operating procedure

Customer Focus:

  • Promotes solution-based selling to maintain strong customer relationships and be proactive in understanding customer needs
  • Work with customers to resolve problems either internal or external
  • Promotes value added products and services including coaching internal customer contact points on this topic
  • Promote branded products

 

Operations Management

  • Attend and participate in project meetings
  • Sign off on payroll
  • Troubleshoot and resolve concerns regarding constructability with project team
  • Field manage projects

Environment, Land & Community Relations: 

  • Ensure environmental standards are met and adhered to.
  • Ensure strict compliance to all environmental regulations
  • Ensure interruptions/disruptions to the community are clearly communicated

 

People Management:

  • Provide leadership and direction to field staff and promote positive morale
  • Foster development and growth in staff and encourage cross training
  • Coordinate, direct and monitor site supervisors as well as sub-contractor

Specific  Accountabilities

  • Review project contract documents organize crews, materials; plan, organize and schedule work and determine cost effectiveness; lay out traffic control plans with contractors
  • Throughout project execution, attend job progress meetings to ensure compliance to contract specifications submitted scheduling and quality standards.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, subcontractors and others to discuss and formulate estimates, organize and manage contracts and resolve issues
  • Order materials specific to the project
  • Supervise subcontractor activities and coordinate activities between subcontractors and operations

Qualifications

Education: 

  • Engineering diploma or equivalent from a college or technical school; a minimum three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Experience and Skill Set:

  • Minimum of 5 years of field experience
  • Proven team leadership
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Strong communication, negotiation and change management skills
  • Good knowledge of aggregate industry and working in unionized environment
  • Ability to foster and grow a strong safety culture
  • Independent thinker
  • High capacity of working under pressure and stress

Competencies:

  • Leading People
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiating 
  • Motivating Others
  • Drive for Results
  • Developing Direct Reports & Others
  • Customer Focus
  • Listening
  • Composure
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret plans and specifications, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
  • Ability to effectively present information in writing, and respond to questions from a group of managers, clients, customers and the general public
  • Ability to calculate figures, amounts, such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area circumference and volume
  • Ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Computer proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications

LafargeHolcim

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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