Civil Superintendent - Newcastle, ON

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NAC - Building on CareersNorth America Construction (1993) Ltd., - NAC Constructors Ltd. (NAC) is Canada’s leading multi-trade builder and provides true Master Builder services to the civil, municipal and energy biofuel marketplaces. The depth of our resources is evident in the variety of projects we construct. From water filtration to wastewater treatment; dams to ethanol; we build it all…and more! The contagious energy and excitement within NAC creates a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities for individuals to achieve their goals.

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Civil Superintendent - Newcastle, ON

NAC is currently seeking an experienced Civil Superintendent to join our team at our Newcastle Water Supply Plant & Port of Newcastle Sewage Pumping Station project in Newcastle, ON. Start date March 1st, 2021. 12+ months.
5 Lakebreeze Drive, Newcastle, ON.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Project Manager, the Civil Superintendent will have experience working on heavy construction projects - ideally Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants.  The ideal candidate will be eager to apply their experience and knowledge of civil construction practices to a long-term career in a rapidly growing construction company.

Job Description:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of NAC'S Health, Safety, and Environment policies and procedures as per the roles and responsibilities within the HSE Manual.
  • Build and maintain a good work ethic and working relationship with the site team, entire project workforce including subcontractors, suppliers, owner and engineer; encourage positive morale.
  • Ensure you are the most knowledgeable individual in your trade for the project as ultimately you are accountable for the result. Take all necessary action to ensure you understand the required work.
  • Responsible for the complete, thorough working knowledge of the estimate and the applicable material and labour cost codes and be accountable to the Project Superintendent and the Trade Operations Manager for meeting or beating the codes.
  • Provide draft written planning aid to the Project Superintendent by the end of each week in preparation of the weekly Planning Aid meetings.
  • Prepare and approve time sheets.
  • Understand and administer the terms of the collective agreement and NAC’s policies and procedures.
  • Have complete and thorough knowledge of contract drawings and specification interpretation necessary to effectively purchase and carry out the work of this trade. 
  • Responsible for providing the trade specific technical expertise to the project management team for implementation of RFIs, RFS, CRX, commissioning plans and requisitions.  Ensure the focus remains in the field.
  • Understand and interpret NAC’s contractual obligations for the specific area of responsibility.  Accountable for meeting the project specific Quality Plan and providing a final product that meets the requirements of NAC’s contract with the Owner. 
  • Assist and participate in recruiting potential candidates, approval for new hires and ensuring smooth transition and training for new hires.
  • Accountable to ensure the workforce is given adequate, clear direction and they understand the expectations regarding safety, quality, productivity, performance, conduct, etc.
  • Provide regular performance feedback to your workforce. Coach and Discipline when necessary.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Trade certification and 5+ years of construction experience or an equivalent combination of technical training & experience.
  • Experience building water retaining structures and vertical construction(highrises, parking garages) an asset.
  • Experience in a supervisory position.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Possess competent computer skills; MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Knowledge of the Occupational Health, Safety Act.
  • Ability to lead and assess trade performance on the job.
  • Able to quickly identify problem situations, evaluate alternative causes and produce workable solutions.
  • Strong communication, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines.
  • Valid WHMIS, Elevated/Aerial Work Platform, Health and Safety Awareness Training for Workers and Working at Heights/Fall Arrest certificates are required

NAC Offers:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Opportunities for career growth, development and advancement, including financial assistance
  • Comprehensive benefit plan (dental, vision, health, etc.)
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Excellent company matched pension plan
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plans
  • Additional time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day
  • Community involvement opportunities
  • Friendly working environment
  • Numerous team activities and various company events