Assistant Project Superintendent - Winnipeg, MB

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Assistant Project Superintendent - Winnipeg, MB

Career Development Opportunity! NAC is currently seeking an Assistant Project Superintendent to join our team, initially based on our Water Pollution Control Centre project located in Winnipeg, MB.
100 Ed Spencer Drive, Winnipeg, MB

Position Summary:

Assist in being responsible for all aspects of the project’s safety, budget, schedule, and general performance.  This includes mentoring, coaching and supervising superintendents/field personnel, selecting construction methodology, and directing subcontractor coordination.  The Assistant Project Superintendent must also ensure that all work is safe and of high quality, and that all company and client procedures are being met.

Job Description:                                                                

  • Assist in providing construction management for the work of all divisions, supervisors (civil, mechanical, and electrical), subcontractors with holding all trades accountable for their work with respect to HSE, quality, production, schedule and within budget.                                                                                                                                                                     
  • Aware of the full scope of work on the project, Vendor PO’s and Subcontractor Agreements.   
  • Assist in the implementation and supervision for project equipment start-up and commissioning, formal plan, equipment control log, red/green tagging etc.,                                                                                   
  • Advise Project Manager of potential problems, work interferences and schedule difficulties.     
  • Attend project meetings with internal and external parties to monitor and support the project’s ongoing progression.                                                                                                                                                                                 
  • Understand, address and execute all assigned items on the Project Overview Report along with the Financial Opportunities and Risk Log.                                                                                     
  • Have thorough working knowledge of the estimate and all cost codes and be accountable to the Project Manager for meeting or beating the codes.                                                            
  • Assist the Project Manager to prepare and update schedules to ensure dates are met and improved upon.  Conduct weekly Planning Aid meetings and distribute plan.                                                          
  • Identify quality, quantity and scope changes to the Contract and communicate to the Project Manager.               
  • Assist the Project Manager in preparing claims for extra work as well as advising them of possible savings due to changes in the work, etc.  Review and approve all work outside the original contract.       
  • Understand and administer the terms of the collective agreement and NAC’s policies and procedures. 
  • Ensure adequate resources (internal, subcontractor, equipment & materials) are on site to meet planned dates and overall schedule milestones.                                                                                                              
  • Manage Sub-Contractor(s) performance, quality and contractual agreements.                                                                                                   
  • Conduct ongoing observations of worksite to identify areas of opportunity for improvement.   
  • Manage the work on site to ensure the compliance of the contract with the Owner.                      
  • Ensure all required permits are in place.                                                                                                 
  • Track all project costs to ensure completion within budget.                                                          
  • Ensure maximum project profitability.                                                                                                    
  • Encourage and promote open communication and trust with the project team and workforce; lead by example. Boost worksite morale to see that employees are satisfied workers with a genuine interest in their own success and the project’s success.                                                                                                                            
  • Provide regular performance feedback to direct reports as well as the workforce.  Coach and Discipline when necessary.                                                                                                                                                                         
  • Identify and develop internal employee(s) with the potential to fill other Superintendent roles.                                                                                


  • Construction related degree/diploma (Project Management or Engineering - Civil/Mechanical/Electrical) & a minimum of 3 years of site experience (2 years project experience or 4 years trade experience post apprenticeship).
  • Industrial work experience on large scale projects is required.
  • Experience managing retrofit projects and/or water or wastewater projects is an asset.
  • Industrial work experience of projects greater than 6million in value is required.
  • Drawing and spec interpretation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Word and Outlook). Primavera P6 is an asset.
  • Advanced knowledge of various construction disciplines, safety regulations, scheduling, planning, cost control & engineering drawings.
  • Able to quickly identify problem situations, evaluate alternative causes and produce workable solutions.
  • Able to lead a large team to successful completion.
  • Strong communication, integration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Dedication to health and safety in the workplace.
  • Results-oriented with the ability to interpret and effectively manage multiple and competing priorities and timelines.

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


NAC is committed to providing equal opportunities for all individuals to achieve their goals. If you feel that you need accommodations during the recruitment and selection process because of illness/disability, please contact Human Resources for further information.