Lead Welding Superintendent

Requisition ID: 274210 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: New Albany, OH 

Company Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel is our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview

Bechtel is building a semiconductor manufacturing plant in New Albany, Ohio. Bechtel will design and build Phase 1 of the Ohio One project, a total of 2.5 million square feet, including 600,000 square feet of cleanrooms. Construction will require as much steel as eight Eiffel Towers and as much concrete as the tallest skyscrapers.

Bechtel will strengthen future economic development in the region by partnering with the North America Building Trades Unions and suppliers to create several thousand new jobs and work with local education organizations to implement new training programs that will support the future talent pipeline.


Position Summary

The Welding Superintendent has direct construction and construction management responsibilities for construction, fabrication, and operational requirements.



  • Foster and promote safety as a core value in all works which includes participating, holding and attending daily and weekly safety meetings
  • Ensure safety toolbox is incorporated into daily pre starts; attend safety walks with HSE leads and Area Superintendents
  • Coordinate with the Lead Welding Superintendent, Discipline Superintendents, and the Lead Field Welding Engineer to validate manpower and welder qualification requirements
  • Provide direction to Welding General Foremen and Foreman as necessary to support welding initiatives across the project, ensuring the welders assigned to each task have the skill sets necessary to satisfactorily provide first time quality with minimal rework
  • Review weekly scheduled work plans with discipline superintendents for pipe commodities to ensure the project have the welder resources available with the proper qualifications to support the planned work scopes< Ensure that scheduling concerns and constraints are identified and elevated to module yard construction management team
  • Provide input to weekly production meetings to ensure sufficient welder support is also scheduled and available by area
  • Supervise and coordinate daily with direct hire and subcontract representatives on pipe construction activities; included but not limited to: fabrication team, AQIS, and materials management team
  • Responsible for ensuring the welding commodities, equipment, and consumable gases are staged in assigned areas and are sufficient to support the scheduled work scopes
  • Provide oversight to ensure compliance according to the project housekeeping, preservation, pipe cleanliness, and AQIS procedures and standards; ensure validation of AQIS records and check sheets as per subcontract procedures
  • Prepare weekly/monthly reports and job manpower forecasts as necessary Provide oversight and assist with fit-up and fabrication processes as necessary to support completion of spooled piping Participates in development of constructability log issues/ideasWorks/interfaces with the Contractor, Subcontractor, and the responsible Discipline Superintendents to assist in delivering work packages as defined to support module fabrication
  • Interface with Design and Field Engineering teams as necessary to support construction welding activities
  • Ensure current revision documents are utilized for installation
  • Responsible for the implementation of corporate/project policies, procedures, and instructions within assigned operation position of Area Superintendent
  • Ensure that all Bechtel, State and Federal safety codes, requirements, and standards are being complied within assigned area of responsibility
  • Experience in project execution, welding and pipe spool fabrication, shop steel fabrication, shop supervision and construction management processes are essential
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of Bechtel's SWPP 4MP-T81-03700 series for welding & NDE, 03502 U/G Pipe, 03503 A/G Pipe, 03504 Pipe Supports, 03505 Pipe System Cleanliness, 03506 Pressure Testing of Pipe, 03510 Insulation, ASME B31.1, and Boiler Code Pipe


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications


  • Level I:  Minimum of 10 years’ experience in welding and welding supervision, minimum of 3 years Bechtel experience
  • Level II: Minimum of 14 years’ experience in welding and welding supervision, minimum of 5 years Bechtel experience


Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field welding activities< Must have extensive experience and practical skills for SMAW, GTAW, GMAW, and FCAW welding processes
  • Knowledge of initial site mobilization activities
  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling development
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, Smart Plant Review, and document database navigation


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.