Reporting to the Project Manager or designate, the Superintendent oversees and manages all phases of railway track construction and maintenance projects including coordinating workers, materials, and equipment, supervising sub-contractors, and ensuring that specifications are being followed and that work is completed safely, on schedule and within budget.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Civil Superintendent:

  • Ensures adequate resources are in place including scheduling labour, equipment, and materials.
  • Performs in-depth review of drawings, designs, and contract documentation to become familiar with all details, notes and requirements.
  • Supervises total construction and maintenance effort in the field to ensure work is in accordance with design, budget and schedule. Monitors quality standards of all work, including sub-contractor performance.
  • Assigns work to the various crews. Responsible for the productivity of workers and efficient use of materials and equipment
  • Reports production quantities to the office and reviews labor productivity reports on a weekly basis. Monitors and adheres to established budgets for the job.
  • Investigates alternative work methods and materials which will either improve efficiency and/or the quality of work performed.
  • Monitors job schedules and coordinates sub-contractors work and suppliers’ deliveries and equipment needs, taking appropriate action as necessary.
  • Ensures all field personnel complies with Company policies, project procedures, safety program, and work rules, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned

General/Other Responsibilities of the Superintendent:

  • Reviews and approves timesheets for accuracy, job coding, equipment, material, etc.
  • Participates in invoicing, identifies and administers extra to be invoiced. Gets involved with outstanding A/R’s when required.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, acts as a liaison among owners, inspectors, staff and subcontractors.
  • Assists with the preparation of written reports and/or updates for management, client, and project team, to ensure a clear understanding of project status.


  • High School graduation plus post-secondary training in a related field or equivalent education, training and experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years recent related construction experience including thorough knowledge of construction industry practices, methods, and processes. Prior railway experience is preferred by not required.
  • 5+ years experience in a supervisory position
  • Demonstrated experience applying knowledge of basic project controls, material management, contract management, subcontract management.
  • Track record of successfully executing projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Valid COR certification preferred
  • Valid and clean Driver’s License.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong management skills and ability to motivate employees.
  • Effective organizational, communication and client relations skills.
  • Ability to read and comprehend drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to pass background checks including pre-employment drug screening.
  • Availability to work nights/weekends as needed.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

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