Assistant Superintendent (Civil)

Date: Nov 27, 2021

Location: Scarborough, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 10766 

Reporting to the Project Manager or designate, the Superintendent oversees and manages all phases of vegetation, fencing and other Right-of-Way projects within railway corridors including coordinating workers, materials and equipment, supervising subcontractors, ensuring that specifications are being followed and that work is completed safely, on schedule and within budget.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Civil Superintendent:

  • Ensures the safe execution of work and cultivates safety culture leading by example.
  • Supervises total construction and maintenance effort in the field to ensure work is in accordance with design, budget and schedule.
  • Monitors job schedules and coordinates subcontractors’ work, suppliers’ deliveries and equipment needs, taking appropriate actions as necessary.
  • Monitors and audits quality standards of all work, including subcontractor performance.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ensures all field personnel comply with Company policies, project procedures, safety program, railway rules and regulations, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


General/Other Responsibilities of the Superintendent:

  • Reviews and approves timesheets for accuracy, job coding, equipment, material, etc.
  • Participates in invoicing, identifies and administers extra to be invoiced.
  • 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.


  • 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 processes. Prior railway experience is an asset.
  • 2+ years experience in a supervisory position. Proof of recognized supervision or leadership training.
  • Demonstrated experience applying knowledge of safety practices, resource management, material management and subcontractor management.
  • Track record of successfully executing projects on schedule and within budget.
  • Valid and clean Driver’s License.


Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong management skills and ability to motivate employees.
  • Effective organizational, communication and client relations skills.
  • Effective time management, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Computer literacy and experience with MS Office, MS Project, Adobe. Knowledge of Primavera P6 is an asset.
  • Knowledge of OHSA Green Book.
  • Ability to learn and acquire new technical skills, fast learner.
  • 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.



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.