Superintendent - Underground/Tunneling
Burnaby, British Columbia, CA
6d ago

Position Overview

As a Superintendent, you will play a significant part in the success of the Underground district by directly managing the execution of field operations.

We rely on Superintendents to set the highest expectations among their crew(s) for safety, quality, schedule, cost performance and team development.

Every day you will bring your hands-on attitude to work on some of North Americas most unique projects and build builders who will continue to shape our infrastructure for generations to come.

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too. 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

The Underground District has been constructing underground facilities for over 70 years and is recognized as a leader in the tunneling industry.

We have completed more than 100 underground-related projects totaling more than several billion dollars. Our work includes projects related to transportation, water / wastewater, environmental facilities, power, mining, and telecommunications.

We incorporate state-of the art technology with proven construction methods to ensure excellence and ongoing success. Kiewit’s decentralized organizational structure allows us to compete both locally and nationally.

Please keep in mind that we are an Underground Construction business, so chances are that a majority of your day will be spent working Underground.

Services include TBM Rock, TBM Soft Ground, Sequential Excavation, Drill and Blast, Shaft Excavation, Concrete, Tunnel Rehab, and Numerous Trenchless Methods.


This project is located in Hope, BC working on the TMEP Spread 5B Tunnels.

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities.

You must be willing to "go where the work is" post 5B. This could include work in Western Canada or the United States of America.


  • Form and lead an effective teams
  • Lead daily field operations for conventional tunneling, blasting and shotcrete work
  • Develop and maintain open communication with crews, field engineers / coordinators, Safety, Quality, and clients.
  • Assist in preparing work plans and scheduling to determine manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirements.
  • Examine / inspect field conditions, troubleshoot problems, correct inaccuracies, and implement cost saving measures.
  • Monitor and manage cost vs budget.
  • Monitor job safety and provide job safety training and awareness for all personnel.
  • Monitor quality standards and ensure that technical specifications are being met. Ensure inspections are scheduled appropriately.
  • Assist with developing job schedules, 90 day schedules, and three week schedules. Monitor job schedule and coordinate work with contractors and suppliers.
  • Advise senior level superintendents and / or project management of potential problems, safety issues, schedule difficulties, etc.
  • Assist in resolving such problems as required.


  • 5+ years of experience in heavy civil contract plans, specifications, applicable codes and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Experience in construction of Conventional Tunnels, TBM, Micro Tunnels, or Trenchless.HDD experience a plus
  • Understanding of cost management processes, planning, and scheduling
  • Experience working in a team setting and directing / reviewing the work of others
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • The physical ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environmental conditions and move objects up to 30 pounds
  • Ability and desire to travel and relocate as business requires. Project assignments may involve full relocation or temporary assignments facilitated by a turnaround schedule.
  • Other Requirements :

  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary
  • We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

    We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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