Job Title: NATM Tunneling Superintendent

Date Posted:

Reference Number: B-070-FC-May17-E

Location: Edmonton (Alberta)


The successful applicant will be assigned to a field construction organization in a supervisory or managerial position. He/she is responsible for the organization and direction of construction and related activities within the Tunnel Area of the TransEd LRT Project. He/she will coordinate with the client’s resident representatives on job-site activities within assigned area of operations. Responsibilities are to ensure assigned job-site operations are completed safely, and in compliance with design/specifications, completed on schedule, within budget and to quality standards.

On the TransEd LRT job, the successful applicant will coordinate multi-discipline craft activities within a specific area of the project, or all related crafts of a single discipline covering one or more areas of the project.

*Please note this position is not eligible for relocation or a living out allowance.

Job Dimensions:

A.  Supervision Received

  • Receives technical and operational direction from assigned Area manager, Tunnel Project Manager or other designated supervising manager

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical and administrative direction to Tunnel Equipment Operators, Laborers, Surveyors, Electricians, construction engineers, coordinators, administrators and others, as assigned

C. Contacts

  • Job-site contacts are with clients and their representatives, the public, subcontractors, suppliers, labor union representatives, project management and any job-site personnel assigned within area of responsibility.
  • Contacts are with all levels of construction, engineering, and other functional support groups.
  • Maintains continuous direct contacts with client representatives, subcontractors, suppliers, and labor unions (as required).

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:  

  • Overall supervisory responsibility for planning, coordinating and reviewing all Mined Tunnel excavations, installation of tunnel lining, grouting, and monitoring data and protection of building structures, surface facilities and subsurface Utility Infrastructure, and elements of the Mined Tunnel;
  • Responsibility for the safety, quality, and timely completion of mined tunnel, in conformance with Project Requirements;
  • Responsible for the timely completion and submittal of construction records;
  • Development and Implementation of procedures, work plans and shop drawings, and overseeing remedial measures when specified limits are approached or exceeded;
  • Being present in the Mined Tunnel throughout each shift, leading tunneling activities;
  • Coordination with the Mined Tunnel Project Engineers, other Mined Tunnel Superintendents, and the Client (as required);
  • Ensuring Mined Tunnel equipment operators, mechanics and crews are certified through records of training that the staff are prepared and equipped to operate equipment and/or install all support measures and linings required for the Mined Tunnel;
  • Coordinating and providing direction to Mined Tunnel Surveyors;
  • Coordinating with Mined Tunnel Instrumentation Specialist;
  • Responsible for job-site operations, as assigned, including onsite activities of the Joint Venture, subcontractors, suppliers, clients and their representatives and others as may be assigned within area of responsibility. Coordinate the layout of temporary construction facilities for the project;
  • Overall responsibility for craft worker safety on the project in accordance with Joint Venture established Zero Accidents safety program;
  • Manages project direct hire work practices;
  • Ensures the quality of work performed meets requirements. Review the project design to identify potential changes that will improve the constructability of the work. Identify construction critical items that have the potential of impacting the work cost or schedule;
  • Implement Progress Reporting process;
  • Controls job-site expenditures, in assigned area, for labor, equipment, material and services;
  • Monitor construction equipment utilization and maintenance. Monitor tool usage at site. Approve Field Materials Requisitions for tools and consumables and ensure that the crafts have the tools they require to be productive;
  • Develop forecast labor unit rates, field distributable rates and construction equipment requirements for the project;
  • Responsible for craft jurisdictional assignments in accordance with the Labor Agreement;
  • Responsible for overall supervision of all personnel in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Ensures employee reviews are conducted on all assigned personnel and counseling programs are maintained;
  • Assesses needs and ensure Training and Development plans are identified for all personnel. Ensures subordinate personnel receive progressive training to enable them to assume additional responsibilities;
  • Responsible for the coordination with designated manager and/or corporate Labor Relations/Industrial Relations Departments;
  • Ensures construction site cleanliness and housekeeping requirements are met;
  • Implements safety programs and ensures strict adherence to federal and state safety codes;
  • Administers a security plan and coordinates the activities with corporate Security Department;
  • Responsible for administration of assigned area(s) contractual activities;
  • Plans and implements procedures to ensure construction operations are continuously adhering to engineering designs, specifications, quality standards, schedules and budget.
  • Responsible for coordination of construction operations to ensure they coincide with the overall established schedules;
  • Ensures that all Joint Venture and Canadian, State and Federal safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with in assigned area of responsibility;
  • Monitor project compliance with the Environmental Control Plan;
  • Monitor job site work rule compliance;
  • Performs general administrative functions inherent in job-site supervisory positions; and
  • Ensures corporate policies and project procedures are fully implemented.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Shall have successfully completed at least two tunnel excavation projects utilizing the NATM or SEM method within the last 10 years;
  • Minimum 15 years in the Construction industry;
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field activities and direct hire craft supervision;
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment;
  • Knowledge of the use of subcontracts, and the contractor and subcontractor’s responsibilities contained in subcontract documents;
  • Experience working with, supervising and administering a direct hire workforce;
  • Must be fluent in the English Language (written and verbal);
  • Knowledge is normally acquired through:

    - Prior practical work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge described above on Skill, and/or

    - A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, and/or

    - Specialized courses in construction technology and management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in joint venture environments preferred;
  • B.S. in Civil Engineering or related field.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume and cover letter, in MS Word format, to mentioning reference code B-070-FC-May17-E in the subject line.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration.


Please submit your resume and/or cover letter in Word format only.


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