General Superintendent

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Employment duration: Full time
Employee Referral Bonus:


JOB TITLE: General Superintendent

DEPARTMENT: Michels Tunneling


The General Superintendent is responsible for managing all field operations on assigned projects in order to achieve timely and profitable completion of each project. General Superintendent manages multiple crews, directing activities of workers by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates. Critical for success are strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, as well as strong communication skills customer service skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: An employee in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The below list reflects the general details necessary to describe the primary and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.

  1. Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

  2. Directly supervise the field team. Carry 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; providing feedback; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  3. Monitor, direct, and set the tone for accountability for safety, quality, compliance, and environmental programs.

  4. Develop and maintain good relationships with local union representation and adhere to agreements.

  5. Oversee all active projects, ensuring jobsite goals and objectives are met. Manage and react to cost vs budget trends.

  6. Review field reporting including equipment utilization and QA/QC. Monitor and set time policy.

  7. Coordinate field issues and scheduling of progress with PM's and Superintendents.

  8. Assist Project Managers, Project Engineers, and Estimators to bid projects, including sharing innovative cost-saving ideas.

  9. Attend client meetings and pre-bid meetings as required.

  10. Conduct Superintendent meetings to schedule equipment and manpower needs.

  11. Coordinate with Risk to develop and implement risk mitigation plans for key operational items.

  12. Other duties as assigned.    


  • High school diploma or equivalent and 20+ years of relevant experience

  • Must possess a valid driver license for the type(s) of vehicles which may be driven and an acceptable driving record as determined by the DOT Operations Director and Michels Legal Department.

  • OSHA 30 or other safety training course

  • Experience with scheduling, estimating, and project controls software

    Michels experience


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