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Site Superintendent

Bechtel - Gladstone, TAS

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


Requisition ID: 232659

Requisition Posting End Date: 02/25/2021


Known as the “Gladstone Capital Projects”, seconded services will be offered to Rio Tinto Alumina to assist with strategic Gladstone capital projects and Brisbane office services. Bechtel has history with both greenfield formation and brownfield expansion of the Yarwun Alumina Refinery, along with Special Project initiatives. In a similar manner, over time, QAL has been assisted by Bechtel through directed in-plant services support.

These placements will assist with meeting timeframe delivery, contractor management, and capital project management within the Yarwun Alumina Refinery and Queensland Alumina Refinery (QAL) facilities. These placements will work alongside existing shutdown teams and maintenance activities to focus on safely executing specific capital projects.


Site Superintendent is responsible for supervising and directing operations within the area assigned – capital projects being undertaken at an existing alumina refinery facility.

This role will be a spectrum of brownfield and “ring-fenced” greenfield projects with some complexity within an existing operational alumina refinery. It includes directing the building, civil, SMP, and E&I contractors and subcontractors, subordinate supervisors and others, as assigned.

Site Superintendent ensures assigned construction operations and contractors’ performance is compliant with specifications and within project schedules and budgets. The candidate will be accountable for the daily management of construction, site administration (reporting to the Project Manager daily), and undertaking overview and control of all safety, quality, progress, schedule and cost controls through to final acceptance.

This position reports to the Project Manager. This position is responsible for the supervision of Administration, ES&H, Civil/Structural, Mechanical & Piping, Electrical and Instrumentation personnel (supervision).

Typically possesses an applicable technical degree or certification and has the requisite broad work experience in one or more of the disciplinary areas, with project construction management experience essential. Experience with brownfield capital projects in alumina refinery environments and knowledge of Queensland regulations is an advantage towards your application.


1. Leader in the implementation of safety and environmental practices, policies and procedures; Includes orientation and leading Bechtel and Contractor safety meetings.

2. Champion the cause of ZERO Accident Philosophy, ensure that Bechtel and local/national safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with within assigned area of responsibility.

3. Lead regular inspections on site for unsafe conditions and practices and take appropriate corrective action to correct breaches, incident prevention.

4. Lead by example and ensure compliance of all safe work practices at all times in conjunction with the Environmental Safety and Health Advisor

5. Responsible for supervising and directing contractor(s) in an Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) leadership capacity for integration with client personnel and brownfield environments.

6. Ensure the most current design documentation is delivered on time and made available by Contractor and their Subcontractors to complete work, and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation.

7. Monitor the activities of Contractors and Subcontractors to ensure compliance with specifications and schedules.

8. Responsible for the cost, schedule and optimization of craft labor and equipment maintaining the four week look ahead, 90 Day and Integrated schedule.

9. Prepare reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecasts in liaison with Project Controls

Approve Contractor workforce requirements and review work accomplished as a weekly review.

12. Review and approve major Contractor equipment mobilization and demobilization.

13. Responsible for implementing corporate project policies, procedures and instructions within assigned area of responsibility.

14. Coordinate with Capital Project Superintendents to ensure Contractor is supported to execute work.

15. Coordinate established area operational plans.

16. Ensure Contractor reporting is on time, quantities to quantity tracking application and report weekly installed quantities to Project Controls.

17. Coordinate through Procurement to obtain major equipment and material deliveries including traffic and logistics.

18. Mentor and perform employee reviews, identify training and development opportunities for subordinates to enhance skills

19. Perform other duties as required by Bechtel management.


  • The requisite level of capability is normally acquired through a minimum of 15 years in demonstrated capacity – along with:

o A recognized degree from an accredited college or university providing a recognized technical degree or certification

o A sufficient number of specialized courses

o Recognised prior practical work experience in construction.

  • Knowledge of close client secondment interaction, EPCM contract Management, and the Contractor(s) and their subcontractor’s responsibilities.
  • Knowledge of construction technologies
  • Knowledge of supervisory functions relating to field activities
  • Familiarity with current industry quality standards and Bechtel & Client specifications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H). Demonstrable commitment to a Zero Accident safety program. Site Superintendent is to be aware of ES&H requirements within Bechtel, Client organization, and to Queensland Regulations.
  • Extensive experience in construction of large projects, and able to undertake and administer small to medium capital projects.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills

Must be computer-literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.

· Strong organizational skills

· Applicable trade background desirable

Proven customer relationship skills are essential, and Site Superintendent is expected to the forefront of Bechtel’s representation with the Client with a view to grow opportunity from performance excellence and delivery as promised.


Ethics: Commitment to the Project’s ethical standards as demonstrated by success on prior projects.

Quality: Commitment to the Project’s quality standard as demonstrated by prior Supervisors’ evaluations of work performance.

ES&H: Demonstrated commitment to the Project’s Zero Incident philosophy by prior active engagement and demonstration of ES&H Leadership.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Gladstone, TAS

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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