Date:  Sep 21, 2021

Detroit, MI, US

Operating Sector:  Civil East

Position Title:  Superintendent

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.


Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad!


At Aecon, people are at the heart of everything we do. Aecon is focused on identifying, attracting, and hiring talented and diverse individuals. Over the next several months, we are seeking to fill a variety of Superintendent positions with expertise in various disciplines, including:

  • Heavy Civil 
  • Buildings and Canopy
  • Pylons 
  • Deck and Heavy Steel
  • Post Tensioning

These positions will be working on either the I-75 segment leading up to the border crossing or the Port of Entry, based in Detroit, Michigan. The Superintendents will provide technical knowledge and experise to the project team and sub-trades to ensure compliance with all the design drawings, engineering standards, codes and specifications. 


Key Responsibilities

  • Promote, lead, and execute a Safety-First culture for all employees, sub-contractors, and consultants.
  • Promote safety in all activities and engage in safe work plan development, hazard assessments, FLRAs and mentorship with crew.
  • Provide guidance to team members by leading safety meetings and inspections.
  • Track and report project, quality control, resource requirements and customer or employee relations to the General Superintendent.
  • Oversee the job site and ensure Foreperson compliance with all assignments, project policies and procedures.
  • Drive quality, efficiency, and productivity of work crews.
  • Direct foreperson on productivity issues and monitor the work performance, working with the crews to overcome challenges.
  • Follow project plans and budgets while ensuring the foreperson and crews perform to meet production goals.
  • Understand the scope and sequencing of work, support Foreperson to plan and prioritize the work, effectively redirect crews and equipment to assigned tasks and minimize downtime on sites.
  • Contribute to the development of a construction plan.
  • Responsible for supervising multiple crews and subcontractors 
  • Develop construction work methods.  Plan materials, equipment needs and work schedule for civil operations
  • Review daily work schedule and productions with Field Engineers and General Superintendent and update monthly schedule
  • Review and understand the projects’ plans and specifications to support job set up activities•DOT project experience preferred
  • Strong adherence and promotion to OSHA and Project Specific Safety Policies
  • Document daily field activities and provide technical input to identify and resolve design problems
  • Determine crew structure for optimal performance on projects
  • Present production work plan to crews
  • Works with Quality Staff to coordinate proper inspections and testing for assigned scopes of work
  • Responsible for ordering and coordinating equipment and materials to complete production on budget and schedule
  • Other duties as assigned.



Required Knowledge and Experience

  • 8-10 years minimum in a supervisory position in the construction industry: roads, bridgessupervisory position in the construction industry: roads, bridges and tunnels
  • Hard working person with attention to detail.
  • MDOT project experience preferred
  • Construction site experience required
  • Education to include engineering degree or equivalent combination of technical training or related experience.
  • Able to use drafting software to develop construction means and methods plans.
  • Good understanding of how to read engineering drawings, documents and site plans.  
  • Experience with and understanding of Engineered tools/equipment, automated systems, remote tooling systems. 
  • Excellent Computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). 
  • Strong interpersonal skills in communicating with a large team. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Ability to work the project schedule which may include weekends and/or night shift.
  • Flexibility to work in both field and office.


Michigan Interchange Segment-Detroit, Michigan, US

Michigan Port of Entry - Detroit, Michigan, US

Relocation assistance may be provided for those that qualify.


Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


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Nearest Major Market: Detroit