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Date:  Jan 9, 2023

Fort St. John, British Columbia, CA

Operating Sector:  Major Projects West

Position Title:  Superintendent, Mechanical

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Aecon is proud to build some of the most impactful infrastructure projects of this generation. From the roads and transit systems that connect our communities, to the communication networks that link us from coast-to-coast, and the water infrastructure that supplies our businesses and homes. Our integral work includes constructing the pipelines that join provinces with the energy that fuels the nation, and the airports and ports that connect us all. Aecon is there, safely and sustainably building the future.  


We lead the infrastructure industry with purpose, and our people are at the heart of everything we do. Our business success relies on strong execution and continuous improvement – driven by the diversity, expertise and teamwork of our employees. We are always searching the globe for exceptional candidates to join the Aecon family and be a part of our forward-thinking, innovative, best-in-class organization!  


AFDE Partnership is a group of four construction companies building the Generating Station and Spillways (GSS) Civil Works portion of the Site C dam. The partnership consists of global and local leaders in complex infrastructure construction: Aecon, Flatiron, Dragados, and EBC. BC Hydro awarded the GSS Civil Works contract for the Site C project to AFDE Partnership in March 2018. The key components of the contact include the generating station (also called the powerhouse) and penstocks, spillways and power intakes, and related ancillary construction work.


Reporting to the Project Manager or designate, the Superintendent is responsible to provide leadership, supervise and coordinate hydromechanical equipment installation (guides, gates, and hoists) on the Site C project. They are directly responsible for, although not limited to, ensuring the safety of crew members, ensuring the productivity of crew members, following OH&S and Company policies, procedures and guidelines. The Superintendent is a key participant in the relationship between the company, other contractors, the client and all other project stakeholders. The Superintendent is required to act in a professional manner that will strengthen these relationships in a positive way.


This position is fly-in/out opportunity assigned to a 14/7 rotation with camp or LOA provided.


What You'll Do Here:

  • Promote, lead and execute a Safety-First culture for all employees, sub-contractors and consultants in compliance with AFDE's Environmental Health and Safety Program and provincial occupational health and safety legislation.
  • 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 Project Manager.
  • Drive quality, efficiency and productivity of work crews.
  • Direct Foremen on productivity issues and monitor the work performance, working with the Foreman and crews to overcome challenges.
  • Follow project plans and budget while ensuring the Foreman and crews perform to meet production goals.
  • Assist the Foreman to translate drawings, specifications and work requirements into a prioritized work plan.
  • Understand the scope and sequencing of work, plan and prioritize the work, effectively redirecting crews and equipment to assigned tasks and minimize downtime on sites.
  • Work with the Construction Manager to identify equipment and labour resource requirements.
  • Work with the Construction Manager and Leads to periodically reassess daily goals to meet forecasted production, schedules and budgets.
  • Build and maintain a strong functional team through instruction, training, coaching and team building.
  • Ensure work completed meets quality standards, that preparation and submittal of required reports, documentation and logs are completed.
  • Oversee the approval of daily production records and reporting on work progress, these include: Daily quality control inspections and checklists.
  • Record and report of violations or disciplinary actions. HSE inspections and reports.
  • Review Foreman records and track all rental items, ensure returns are completed and documented. Project specific forms/inspections/tracking as required.
  • Approving field log each day and ensuring submittal of field log for each Foreman is completed daily.
  • Reviewing field log with the Project manager/Leads to ensure accuracy of phase codes and reported items.
  • Drive an inclusive culture to promote equity, welcome different perspectives, and enable career progression by fostering a sense of belonging.


What You Bring to the Team:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a supervisory position in the mechanical or industrial construction industry.
  • Knowledge of WorkSafe BC legislation is an asset.
  • Exceptional ability to multitask in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Must have a valid Drivers License.
  • Ability to work the project schedule which may include overtime, weekends and/or night shift when required.
  • Be a champion of inclusion and diversity.


Aecon fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.


We are committed to adhering to the objectives and requirements outlined in the Accessible Canada Act (ACA), and to meeting the accessibility needs of persons with disabilities in a timely manner, through the implementation of the requirements of the ACA and its applicable regulations. If you require accommodation under the ACA Act during any step of the application process please click here.