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General Superintendent (VSFB), GBSD

Requisition ID: 263682 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Accompanied 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Vandenberg AFB 

Project Overview

Bechtel is on the Northrop Grumman Corp. team preparing to deliver the U.S. Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) system of inter-continental ballistic missiles and launch infrastructure.  GBSD is a vital U.S. Air Force program designed to modernize the nation’s aging force of inter-continental ballistic missiles, which make up the ground element of the nuclear deterrent.  As part of the Northrop Grumman GBSD nationwide team, Bechtel will provide launch system design, construction, and integration.


Position Summary

This position is assigned to the Construction organization in a supervisory capacity. A key objective of scope being performed at VSFB is to gain a knowledge base of the unique challenges with refurbing missile silos and constructing new facilities. This position will be to support, document, and understand the craft, equipment, and sequencing of work to develop efficiencies in execution strategy for a future direct-hire capability in remote environments and multiple locations. 


The candidate is responsible to collaborate efforts with Site Functional representatives (Construction, Quality, Safety, Project Controls, etc.), Subcontractors and Program Stakeholders. The candidate coordinates with Construction Management and other Discipline/Functional Leads to ensure field issues are resolved and reports directly to the VSFB Site Manager.  This position may require employees to work overtime, weekends, and/or night shift when a business need arises.



Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for general construction operations. Oversees assigned construction scope to ensure safe work execution in accordance with Bechtel’s Environmental Safety and Health (ES&H) program and United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) EM-385 Safety Program.
  • Ensures that all Bechtel, State, and Federal safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ensures the quality of work performed meets requirements. Reviews the project design to identify potential changes that will improve the constructability of the work. 
  • Identify construction critical items that have the potential of impacting the work schedule.
  • Leads efforts to develop Work/Execution Plans for high risk, unique, or first evolution activities to ensure safe and effective execution of field work.
  • Supports both the oversight of the Subcontract execution and associated close out and punchlist efforts.
  • Identifies and manages construction-based risk items.
  • Coordinates activities with other disciplines or areas, and clients' resident representatives as instructed by Site Manager.
  • Coordinates general site needs (equipment, cranes, material deliveries, etc.) with the Site Manager and/or Project Field Engineer.
  • Ensures construction site cleanliness and housekeeping requirements are met
  • Performs general administrative functions inherent in job-site supervisory positions.
  • Ability to work overtime and/or hours outside of the normal work periods.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or similar from an accredited program and 9+ years related experience; or in lieu of degree, 15+ years related experience.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain a site security badge.
  • Must posess an active security clearance, or the ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Must be able to complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check, including verification of employment, education, and travel.
  • Must be physically able to conduct field inspections and participate in project walk-downs which may require the following activities: extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, using fall protection and other personal protective equipment (PPE), walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces, and maneuvering around very small and/or confined spaces.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and written.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience of construction projects performed within secure Federal Facilities (DoE/DoD).
  • Candidates shall be self-starters, highly motivated, require little supervision, able to excel in a team environment, and have previous experience leading, mentoring, and managing Construction Teams.
  • The candidate should have a good working knowledge of current design codes and standards such as ACI, AISC, ASME, as well as ISO9000 requirements.
  • Good working knowledge of Labor Relations, Labor Agreements, Craft Jurisdiction, and subcontract management.
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and technical database applications.
  • Knowledge of environmental compliance standards required on Federal Projects sites.
  • Good organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior working experience in EM-385 USACE Safety and Health Requirements Manual and Unified Facilities Guide Specifications.
  • Previous experience on Bechtel NS&E Construction Projects.
  • Previous experience as an EVMS Control Account Manager or Earned Value Management System Work Package Manager.
  • Bechtel Six Sigma Certification(s).
  • Bechtel Certification (B-Cert) as a Project Field Superintendent and/or Discipline Superintendent.
  • Experience with International Building Code Special Inspection Requirements.
  • Experience on construction projects supporting Federal defense systems.


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; 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.

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.

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