Position:  Utilities Superintendent
Location:  Various US Location
Job Id:  219
# of Openings:  1

Since 1948, Kelchner has been an industry leader in heavy/civil construction and grown to one of the top 20 excavation firms in the country (ENR magazine survey).  Headquartered in Springboro, OH with regional offices in St. Clairsville, OH, Hannibal, OH, Williamstown, WV, and Houston, TX, Kelchner specializes in heavy/civil construction and energy services including, large earthwork projects, site preparation, road work, stabilization, well pad and upstream and midstream pipeline construction.

Summary:  The Utilities Superintendent is responsible for the daily oversight of a construction utilities pipe project, coordinating communications among the various subcontractors/entities involved, handling issues that may occur, and dealing with any inquiries from the public, while ensuring the project is delivered safe, right within budget and on time.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Schedules and manages the daily operations and personnel of job site or multiple job sites to ensure production stays on target.
  • Schedules and coordinates inspections with the appropriate inspectors daily.
  • Coordinates job setup, cost, schedule, and preconstruction requirements to ensure the job gets off to a good start, is on budget, and is completed safe, right and fast.
  • Performs inventory, organizes and orders materials on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Understands job cost and identifies and communicates variances to ensure we are on budget and build the job correctly.
  • Oversees safety on the jobs to ensure our team is in compliance with internal and external requirements.
  • Conducts weekly toolbox topic meetings.
  • Monitors and checks elevations of structures.
  • Ensures Operators & Laborers take care of their equipment to support meeting our production requirements safely, on time, and on budget.
  • Completes daily equipment checklists.
  • Serves as a representative of Kelchner and Wood Group to support our reputation.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Manages 3 to 6 subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 10 to 30 employees in the utilities and underground piping construction field. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Also directly supervises 5 to 15 non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
 
Competencies:  To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
 
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; designs work flows and procedures.
Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision;
displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.
Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; uses technology to increase productivity.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Performance Coaching - Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; gives performance feedback; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development.
Delegation - Delegates work assignments; matches the responsibility to the person; gives authority to work independently; sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; provides recognition for results.
Managing People - Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; develops subordinates' skills and encourages growth; solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); fosters quality focus in others; improves processes, products and services.; continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; displays orientation to profitability; aligns work with strategic goals.
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.
Ethics - Treats people with respect; inspires the trust of others; upholds organizational values.
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
Language Skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
 
Mathematical Skills
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
 
Reasoning Ability
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
 
Computer Skills
Basic Computer Skills:  Use personal computer hardware and software to perform basic tasks to convey and retrieve information via e-mail and the internet. Uses scroll bars, a mouse and dialog boxes to work within the computer's operating system to access and switch between applications and files.  Uses keyboarding skills to enter data.  Uses a tablet while on the job site.
 
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Driver's License with the ability to be insured by the company’s insurance and operate a company owned vehicle.
 
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
 
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

 

Kelchner, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V


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