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Superintendent - Piping

Requisition ID:  220331

Project Overview

The Pennsylvania Chemical project is a world scale petrochemicals facility to be constructed in Monaca, Pennsylvania, USA – thirty miles north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The project is divided with two scopes: ISBL and OSBL. The ISBL scope is the supply of 1.5 MTPY Ethane Cracker Unit and three Polyethylene units. The OSBL is the supply of the rest of the facility, the cogeneration unit, rail and utilities that are needed to support the rest of the facility. The project will be performed predominantly on a direct hire basis with some specialty and service subcontractors.

The Piping Superintendent is responsible for all aspects of the piping-related construction operations including both underground and above ground pipe, pipe supports and hangers, welding and bolt-up, piping specialty items and in-line components, piping system cleanliness, and the pressure testing of pipe. The position is in Monaca, PA. 


Position Duties/Responsibilities:

The Piping Superintendent will work with project controls to gain a full understanding of the schedule and cost components that will be utilized for tracking progress and performance in the field. The responsibilities of the Piping Superintendent include the following:

  • Implementing the project ES&H program and quality control program. 
  • Providing leadership and championing the “Zero Accidents” philosophy. 
  • Coordinating craft safety training and enforcing safe work practices at all times in conjunction with the ES&H staff. 
  • Planning the craft manpower and interfacing with Industrial Relations for craft recruitment, hiring, and skills training programs. 
  • Supervising and coordinating the work activities of piping craft and maintaining overall responsibility for piping quality. 
  • Coordinating the needs of the piping crews for craft personnel, subcontractor support, construction services, construction equipment, tools, and consumables as well as optimizing their utilization. 
  • Preparing the weekly work plans in conjunction with the area planners. 
  • Preparing material requisitions for all tools and consumables required to execute the work and coordinating with procurement to obtain materials. 
  • Ensuring all rigging and lifting activities are done in a safe manner. 
  • Ensuring current revision documents are utilized for piping installation. 
  • Interfacing with the field engineering staff to resolve installation conflicts and fabrication errors and to obtain technical assistant for the craft supervisors and work force. 
  • Working closely with other discipline superintendents and coordinating efforts and activities to meet the overall project requirements. 
  • Providing input to the quantity tracking application and reporting weekly installed quantities to the responsible field engineer. Maintaining a high level of housekeeping throughout the work area. 
  • Managing scaffold erection and removal to support piping installation, testing, and inspection activities. 
  • Coordinating and supporting all piping-related subcontractor work activities. 
  • Performing employee reviews for subordinate personnel and assisting in their development.

Basic Qualifications

  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the piping phase of construction operations at the jobsite.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role such as a Lead Discipline Superintendent required.
  • Must have experience with construction in the areas of underground and above ground pipe, pipe supports, piping system cleanliness, pressure testing of pipe, and ASME B31.3 and Boiler Code piping.
  • Must be familiar with the Bechtel Business Ethics handbook and policies.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the requirements of the Bechtel Environmental, Safety & Health (ES&H) Core Processes and Bechtel’s “Zero Accidents” philosophy.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Bechtel's Standard Work Process Procedures (SWPPs).
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAP) standards and other automation tools which are used on Bechtel projects.
  • Must be computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications in accordance with current BSAP standards.
  • Must be familiar with current industry quality standards and applicable code requirements.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of the formation and administration of construction subcontracts.
  • Must be able to provide or obtain the right to work in the United States.
  • Must be willing to work Night shift

Additional Information

Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. harness, life vest, lift buckets, etc.)

Shaping tomorrow together

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.