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Furnace Area Superintendent

Requisition ID:  209882


Assigned to a field construction organization in a project management capacity. Responsible for reviewing, reporting, inspecting and coordinating operations within assigned discipline or area on the Pennsylvania Chemicals site.  Ensures assigned construction operations and subcontractors performance are in compliance with specifications, schedules, and safety standards. Oversees general functions inherent in all supervisory field positions to ensure contractors are performing to industry standards.



A. Supervision Received

§ Receives technical and operational supervision from construction manager or other designated supervising superintendent.

B. Supervision Exercised

§ Provides technical and administrative direction to subordinate superintendents, field staff and others, as assigned.

§ Provides oversight and direction to construction contractor. Acts as representative for owner.

C. Contacts

§ Contacts are normally limited to jobsite contractor supervisory personnel.



Module erection, pipe installation, Pipe testing, E&I. Complex build interface between work groups.

Heavy rigging, Detailed scheduling,

Overall responsibility for craft worker safety on the project implementing a Zero Accidents philosophy

• Supervise all direct hire Superintendents assigned to the project

• Allocate craft workers to specific work assignments on the project

• Comply with project direct hire work practices

• Set and meet project cost and schedule targets

• Coordinate direct hire work activities with subcontractor work activities as required

• Ensure construction site cleanliness and housekeeping requirements are met

• Ensure the quality of the work performed meets requirements

• Monitor quantity reporting process on a daily basis.

• Monitor construction equipment utilization and maintenance

• Ensure that site rigging work activities meet safety and site specific requirements

• Monitor the plan for project transportation services with the Indirects team.

• Develop forecast labor unit rates, field distributable rates, and construction equipment costs in his area.

• Resolve craft jurisdictional assignments via Labor Relations as required.

• Monitor work activities and craft timesheet approval process

• Monitor General Foreman/Foreman and Foreman/Worker ratios on the project and their performance

• Monitor tool usage on the site

• Review the project design to identify potential changes which will improve the constructability of the work

• Ensure that project automation tools are being effectively used by craft workers on the project

• Approve craft staffing plans for the work to be performed

• Approve project schedules and work plans for the work to be performed via the Three Week Lookahead and ensure the P6 Level IV schedule is updated and support the overall project schedule.

• Monitor actual work performance against the project budget and schedule

• Approve construction craft work performance and special skills input

• Approve the layout of required temporary construction facilities for the Area

• Establish a working relationship and lines of communication with Project Field Engineer, Field Procurement Supervisor, Contracts Manager, and other key supervisors on the project and in the unit.

• Support and develop as required craft training plan 

• Ensure that required design information is available to the crafts when needed

• Monitor the use of calibrated measuring and test equipment on the project and ensure its checked in per policy.

• Approve Field Material Requisitions for tools and consumables and ensure that the crafts have the tools they require to be productive

• Identify construction critical items that have the potential of impacting the work schedule

• Develop and implement a plan for system and area turnovers that coordinates the activities of all craft disciplines

• Monitor project compliance with the Environmental Control Plan

• Monitor jobsite work rule compliance

• Function on behalf of the Area Manager when the Area Manager is off-site or not available

• Supports Workface Planning efforts.

1. Responsible for field construction operations within assigned discipline or area.

2. Coordinates established area operational plans. Reviews Scheduled work to be performed and reviews work accomplished by crafts and subcontractors. Monitors work activities and ensures the quality of work performed. 

3. Ensures the most current design document is used to complete the work and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation.

4. Reviews reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecast from Contractor. Provides input for reports to Owner.

5. Reviews use of tools and consumables on site and counsels contractor to ensure that the crafts have the tools they require to be productive.

6. Monitors the activities of subcontractors to ensure compliance with specifications and schedules.

7. Responsible for the implementation of Bechtel and Borouge corporate/project policies, procedures and instructions within assigned operations. 

8. Coordinates activities with other disciplines or areas. Acts as Pennsylvania Chemicals resident representatives, as instructed by construction management.

9. Performs employee reviews and identifies training and development opportunities for subordinate personnel.

10. Ensures that Bechtel and local/national safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with within assigned area of responsibility. Ensures the Zero Accident Philosophy is incorporated into every aspect of construction operations. Actively participates in scheduled safety meetings.



§ Knowledge of a single or multi-discipline construction or engineering operation.

§ Knowledge of Bechtel’s Zero Accident Philosophy.  

§ Knowledge of the Project ES&H Handbook, the Supervisors ES&H Manual, the Project Safety Management Plan and the Bechtel Core Processes. Borouge procedures must be reviewed and implemented.

§ Knowledge of the Six Sigma program tools and methodologies.

§ Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field activities.

§ Knowledge of Standard Work Process Procedures (SWPPs).

§ Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications in accordance with current Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAP) standards.

§ Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.

§ Knowledge of the use of subcontracts, and the contractor and subcontractor’s responsibilities contained in subcontract documents.

§ Experience working with, supervising and administering subcontractors and/or Direct Hire workforce.

Knowledge is normally acquired through:

§ A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, or

§ Specialized courses in construction technology and management, and/or

§ Prior practical work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge described above.

§ Must proficiently read, write and speak technical and daily English.


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