Job Summary               
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, 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, 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 productivity of workers and efficient use of materials and equipment
  • Reports production quantities to the office and reviews labour 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 comply 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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