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Superintendent

Apply Job ID JR-1546 Date posted 03/11/2022

Bird Construction is a leading Canadian construction company operating from coast-to-coast and servicing all of Canada’s major markets. Bird provides a comprehensive range of construction services from new construction for industrial, commercial, and institutional markets; to industrial maintenance, repair and operations services, heavy civil construction, and contract surface mining; as well as vertical infrastructure including, electrical, mechanical, and specialty trades. For over 100 years, Bird has been a people-focused company with an unwavering commitment to safety and a high level of service that provides long-term value for all stakeholders.

Reporting to the Field Manager, the Superintendent will execute construction leadership in the forms of office/coordination work, as well as field level supervision. The Superintendent will coordinate activities required in the pre-construction, construction, and start-up of all building systems, including, but not limited to, temporary services, site services, elevator, mechanical, civil, and electrical.

This position is based in our Vancouver, BC office and with opportunities to work at various sites outside of the Lower Mainland.

Responsibilities

Leadership

  • Promote Safety, Health, and Environmental Policies and Standards.

  • Represent Bird and conduct all communications to the highest standards.

  • Ensure the Bird brand is represented on all projects.

Opportunity Management and Opportunity Response

  • 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. 

  • Assess commissioning and O&M requirements for master project schedule. 

  • 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 for trades and contractors.

  • 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.

Qualifications

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

  • Certification of First Aid/CPR (certificate), WHMIS

  • 10 years’ experience in the construction industry, preferably health care, education, sports and recreation construction

  • Experience with Commercial/Institutional projects in the $40 million - $60 million range

  • Experience working on P3 pursuits an asset

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

  • Full understanding of mechanical and electrical installations, including commissioning and handover

  • Excellent budgeting, costing and scheduling skills

  • Solid understanding of construction industry practices, OBC, OHSA and WCB regulations and safety standards, OHS Certificate

  • Experience using MS Word, Outlook, MS Project, Electronic Document Management System, Bluebeam, and Plan Grid

  • 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 lead and operate within an environment where change happens frequently

  • Commitment to hiring, mentoring, training, and retaining a focused team; the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly

  • Strong leadership capability as evidenced by demonstrable success in team/collaborative work environments

  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time demands of unpredictable activities

  • 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

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

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Travel to site will be required

  • Ability to relocate to projects and offices within Canada and elsewhere according to Stuart Olson resource requirements an asset

  • Possess valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Vancouver, BC
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