Reporting to Signals Manager - East, the Superintendent oversees and manages all phases of railway signals and maintenance projects. The Superintendent must coordinate workers, materials and equipment, supervise sub-contractors, ensuring that specifications are being followed and that work is completed safely, on schedule and within budget, resulting in customer satisfaction.
Ensure adequate resources are in place including scheduling labour, equipment and materials.
Review all contracts, project documentation and plans to ensure that the work in the field is built to the most recent specifications and scope of work.
Pre-plan work activities to develop best means and methods, including safety action plans.
Supervises total construction and maintenance effort in the field to ensure work is in accordance with design, budget and schedule.
Assigns work to various crews. Plan the day-to-day operations on the assigned project, and ensure that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work i.e., labour, equipment, and material.
Investigates alternative work methods and materials which will either improve efficiency and/or quality of work performed.
Communicate with the Project Manager, General Contractor and customer to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction and with sub-contractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.
Maintain a dedication to safety at all times by modeling, providing education and enforcing safe work practices, company policies and procedures. Ensure that proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel.
Perform a variety of related administrative tasks such as production reports, review and approve timesheets for accuracy, job coding, equipment logs, inspection reports, change orders, updating project files and participate in invoicing when necessary.
Perform other related administrative or project based duties as assigned.
Provide coaching and instruction to all crew members.
Other duties as assigned
Valid Class 5 Driver's license or equivalent
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. Railway experience would be an asset.
Valid certification in Canadian Railway Operating Rules.
Training in First Aid, WHMIS, Confined Space, CSTS, and other mandatory courses as required.
Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
Organize, develop, and communicate schedules and goals to crew members.
Strong customer relations skills.
Use computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Perform physical work in a field environment including bending, lifting.
Safe use of hand and power tools.
Excellent vision and hearing.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Lead a team and motivate workers.
Exercise sound judgment and give clear direction.
Work effectively in a team environment as a contributing team player.