Civil Superintendent

Date: Jan 4, 2023

Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA Lower Mainland, British Columbia, CA Prince Rupert, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, WA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 16626 

Job Summary 

Reporting to the Director of Field Services or designate, the Superintendent oversees and manages all phases of railway track construction and maintenance projects including coordinating workers, materials and equipment, supervising sub-contractors, ensuring that specifications are being followed and that work is completed safely, on schedule and within budget. 


Salary Range $100,000- $123,000

Benefits, RRSP Matching, Vacation, and Advancement Opportunities provided


Primary Duties and Responsibilities 


  • Ensures adequate resources are in place including scheduling labour, equipment, materials. 

  • Performs in-depth review of drawings, designs and contract documentation to become familiar with all details, notes and requirements. 

  • Supervises total construction and maintenance effort in the field to ensure work is in accordance with design, budget and schedule. Monitors quality standards of all work, including sub-contractor performance. 

  • Assigns work to the various crews. Responsible for productivity of workers and efficient use of materials and equipment 

  • Reports production quantities to the office and reviews labour productivity reports on a weekly basis. Monitors and adheres to established budgets for the job. 

  • Investigates alternative work methods and materials which will either improve efficiency and/or the quality of work performed. 

  • Monitors job schedules and coordinates sub-contractors’ work and suppliers’ deliveries and equipment needs, taking appropriate action as necessary. 

  • Ensures all field personnel comply with Company policies, project procedures, safety program and work rules, taking corrective action as necessary. 

  • The Superintendent will be on-site as well as in the office 

  • Other duties as assigned 


General/Other Responsibilities 

  • Reviews and approves timesheets for accuracy, job coding, equipment, material, etc. 

  • Participates in invoicing, identifies and administers extra to be invoiced. Gets involved with outstanding A/R’s when required. 

  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, acts as a liaison among owners, inspectors, staff and subcontractors. 

  • Assists with the preparation of written reports and/or updates for management, client, and project team, to ensure a clear understanding of project status. 



Required ualifications 


  • High School graduation plus post-secondary training in a related field or equivalent education, training and experience. 

  • A minimum of 5 years recent related construction experience including a thorough knowledge of construction industry practices, methods and process. Prior railway experience is preferred by not required. 

  • Demonstrated experience applying knowledge of basic project controls, material management, contract management, subcontract management. 

  • Track record of successfully executing projects on schedule and within budget. 

  • Valid CROR certification an asset

  • Current First Aid, WHMIS. 

  • Valid and clean Driver’s License. 



Skills and Abilities 


  • Strong management skills and ability to motivate employees. 

  • Effective organizational, communication and client relations skills. 

  • Ability to read and comprehend drawings and specifications. 

  • Ability to pass background checks including pre-employment drug screening. 

  • Availability to work nights/weekends as needed. 

  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job. 



This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position. There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.  



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with PNR RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.