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Apply Job ID JR-2836 Date posted 09/22/2022

Where Greatness Grows

The greatest achievements in history are borne from the greatness within people – where human potential meets vision, and passion fuels evolution. Unlocking this potential is the most important thing we do at Bird.

As a leader in Canadian construction for over 100 years, the impact of our team is etched deeply within the core of our legacy. Beyond Bird, this impact is felt in the fundamental aspects of our everyday lives. From the critical infrastructure we depend on, to the energy and resources that keep us moving - we are powering our communities and shaping Canada’s skylines coast-to-coast. Entrenched in the foundation of a culture built more than a century ago is an enduring quest to reimagine what is possible. Our impact is greater than ever, and we are looking for those who seek to redefine their story.

We are a dynamic team of over 5,000 with a range of professions, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. This breadth of diversity in people and opportunities is one of greatest aspects of building your career with Bird. Every trajectory looks different. At Bird, you hold the pen, and you write your story. As you unlock your potential, you are surrounded by a team that supports you every step of the way.

Be a part of our team, where we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the way we treat each other and our partners. You will build a career and long-lasting relationships based on respect, collaboration, and a solution-focused mindset. Bird is a place where you will unlock your potential and achieve your goals.

Reporting to the Operations Manager in the region, the Superintendent, is accountable for coordination, administration, and site supervision for industrial construction projects. They will ensure Bird’s Values and Business objectives are adhered to at site, consistently demonstrate the Bird brand and operate a site where all stakeholders are treated with respect and professionalism.

This position is based in Edmonton, AB.


  • Support and open to identifying Business Development opportunities that bring in new projects.

  • Work with the Proposal Lead to develop proposed project schedule, methodology and site logistics for the proposal.

Pre-Construction Management

  • Work with the Project Manager, develop and maintain master project schedule with input from subcontractors using either MS Project or Primavera P6.

  • Develop Health, Safety and Environment Plan.

  • Review contracts with the Project Manager to ensure scope of work and schedules are accurate and feasible.

  • Notify Equipment Management Team of requirements for project.

  • Assist with selection of trade subcontractors.

  • Conduct constructability reviews to bring value to the construction execution stage.

Construction Management

  • Plan, organize, direct and control daily construction operations with direct leadership responsibilities for junior resources as assigned.

  • Fully understand the Master Contract and Subcontractor Contracts.

  • Plan and prepare 2- and 6-week construction resource loaded schedules and monitor progress against established master schedule, ensuring successful project completion within schedule and budget.

  • Develop and measure productivity on site to measure planned progress against actual.

  • Control site logistics, maximize efficiencies, minimize deficiencies of all work including all subcontractors, suppliers, and employees.

  • Establish site for construction.

  • Maintain daily and ongoing reporting to track site progress.

  • Maintain a clean and organized site.

  • Execute the quality management program proactively to minimize deficiencies.

  • Approve timesheets.

  • Hold daily field level hazard assessments.

  • Hold weekly toolbox talks.

  • Conduct weekly subcontract progress meetings and hold everyone on site accountable to the Master Project Schedule.

  • Purchase, maintain, track, and forecast materials.

  • Review all subcontractor submittals.

  • Support the development of commissioning and turn over plans.

  • Fix deficiencies in line with achieving total completion date.

  • Manage risk during the project by following the Risk Management Plan.

  • Communicate daily with the Project Manager and project team on the status of construction including any concerns or discrepancies that may require escalation.

  • Attend owner meetings throughout the project.

  • Manage, control, and record all permit requirements, third party inspections, commissioning, training, and hand over.

  • Communicate with the office to manage administrative tasks.

  • Responsible to ensure all on site contractually required items are implemented and completed.

  • Champion health and safety and occupational practices and regulations.

  • Provide cost-effective solutions to construction issues and coordinate with the Project Manager.

Post Construction Management

  • Complete warranty work.

  • Close all site accounts.

  • Complete any deficiencies and issues related to the warranty period.

  • Demobilize site.

Employee and Talent Management

  • Manage the day-to-day responsibilities of direct reports.

  • Coach and develop direct reports and employees on site.

  • Partner with Human Resources to align people strategies to business objectives.

  • Conduct direct reports performance review plans and assessments.

What we are Looking For

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in construction management, engineering, or another relevant field

  • Strong familiarity with contract administration, understanding drawings, specifications, architectural and engineering standards and building practices, including building codes

  • 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, with a focus on heavy/light civil industrial projects

  • Excellent budgeting, costing and scheduling skills

  • Strong computer skills, MS Office, MS Project, Procore, SAP

  • Strong leadership skills with experience managing all disciplines, internal employees and external sub-trades

  • Ability to inspire trust in difficult situations by instilling confidence and engaging people on matters that affect them

  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities, capable of handling pressure and challenges

  • Works within tight deadlines and prioritizes of work to achieve them

  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills, and a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated through speaking to groups of employees on site, and communicating to a variety of stakeholders including clients, management, and site employees

  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals; ability to work in challenging, fast paced environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

We Put Safety First
A healthy and safe work environment is non-negotiable. We build a culture of operational and psychological safety through engagement, learning and leadership.

We Lead With Honesty
We speak and act with integrity, clarity and care so people can trust our word and our work. Being honest means we can deliver the best outcomes and consistent results.

We Are Stronger Together
Success is a team effort. Our inclusive workplace enables our combined expertise, humility and creativity to unlock our greater potential.

We Are Driven To Do Great Work
We built our name on quality. We have a passion for excellence in our work and relationships that honours our businesses and our industry.

We Create Opportunity
Rooted in a solid foundation, we adapt and grow to face the future. We are committed to elevating each other to chart the best path forward in an evolving world.