Civil Superintendent

Requisition ID: 268075 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Brownsville, TX 

Project Overview

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in energy, infrastructure, mining and metals, nuclear, security, and environmental. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.  The Infrastructure Global Business Unit (GBU) is executing site civil and marine scopes of work associated with our scopes of work on the Energy GBU LNG projects. The candidate will act as the Civil Superintendent on the upcoming Rio Grande LNG project. The candidate may start in the home office in Houston or Brownsville, TX as single status to support preconstruction planning, ahead of project mobilization to the field when the candidate will locate on a long-term assignment to Brownsville, TX. This position is contingent upon project award.


Position Summary

The Civil Superintendent is responsible for supervising and directing operations within the applicable discipline. Supervises and directs craft, craft supervisors and others including Subcontractors, as assigned. Reports to Project Site Superintendent for daily scheduled work priorities, coordination between other disciplines and assigned specific tasks. Supervises the development of budgets and schedules, manages performance, reports progress, and initiates action to assure program/project objectives and schedules are met and work is performed within budget and according to specifications. Resolves problems and coordinates the final turnover of work to downstream work activities. Provides leadership for the development and maintenance of a high-performance project team. Has overall responsibility for scope execution, ensuring that Program/Project is delivered within contract requirements, standards of quality and safety and to Customer and Bechtel performance expectations.



  • Provides senior leadership for environmental, safety, health, injury/accident and fire prevention on the project. This includes safety orientation, preparation of safety procedures and leading direct hire safety meetings. 
  • Inspect area for unsafe conditions, behaviors and practices and take appropriate corrective action to mitigate and eliminate. 
  • Coordinate safety training and enforce safe work behaviors and practices at all times in conjunction with the Environmental Safety and Health (ESH) Lead. 
  • Be the Champion for the ZERO Accident Program. Ensure that Bechtel Core processes and local/national safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with within assigned area of responsibility. 
  • Ensure the applicable design document for Civil commodities are provided to direct hire craft or subcontract personnel to complete work, and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation. 
  • Responsible for the cost, schedule and optimization of craft labor and maintaining the three week look ahead schedule for labor and equipment. 
  • Interface with Labor/Industrial Relations for craft recruitment and training programs. Approve workforce job requirements and review work accomplished by each craft. 
  • Review craft time records using established automated tools. 
  • Review and approve major equipment mobilization and demobilization. 
  • Responsible for implementing corporate project policies, procedures and instructions within assigned civil piling work activities or applicable project specific policies and procedures. 
  • Coordinate with the General Foreman to hire appropriate craft labor to execute work. 
  • Coordinate with other discipline superintendents with established area construction work activities and plans. 
  • Lead the preparation and implementation of the 3-week look-ahead and four-week rolling schedule and budget control with support from Field Engineering and Project Controls. 
  • Provide input to Field Engineering for quantity tracking application.
  • Prepare material requisitions for tools and consumables and coordinate through Supply Chain to obtain these materials. 
  • Prepare reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecasts. 
  • Perform employee reviews and identify training and development opportunities for subordinate personnel. 
  • Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management.


Qualification and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or other relevant technical discipline from an accredited university as well as a minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience, or 13 years relevant experience in the absence of a degree.
  • Have a working knowledge of operation of piling operations and civil infrastructure general concepts.
  • Must be physically capable to conduct and participate in project walkdowns which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, walking on uneven surfaces, and lifting up to 40 lbs.  
  • Knowledge of construction technologies.
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field activities.
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrable commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of supervisory functions relating to construction field activities.
  • Experience of operation of PD-10 or similar Pile Driving equipment.
  • Extensive understanding of production management including scheduling.
  • Sound communication skills.
  • Sound interpersonal and teamwork skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of cost management including estimating and forecast development.
  • Previous supervisory experience within civil discipline.


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Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

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