NWT Construction | Underground Superintendent

NWT Construction | Underground Superintendent

Salary $
Job Type Part Time
Vacancy 1
Job ID 83152141
Employer name
Posted Date 26-05-2021
Expired at 26-02-2022


Subsidiary: N.P.A Ltd.

135 Kam Lake Road, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R2 Telephone: (867) 920-4844

NWT Construction Ltd., a division of NPA Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors, with over 700 employees helping us provide our products and services throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Our equipment fleet and shops are among the most modern in our business. We take pride in our employees and place a high-value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day.

Key Responsibilities


  • Ensure sufficient deployment and productivity of work crews.
  • Engage in open communication with Project Coordinator, Project Manager and Division Manager and report any issues which could affect project plans.
  • Allocate resources where appropriate to achieve project safety, schedule, cost, scope and quality objectives.
  • Place orders and track the timely delivery of asphalt and aggregates for company operated and third party plants.
  • Organize and coordinate the daily activities of all crew members, subcontractors, equipment and utilize corrective action to keep the project on time and on budget.
  • Ensure payment in full for the contract price, including all accumulative charges and credits.
  • Identify and execute best practices concerning the efficient use of construction materials.
  • Plan work in an efficient and effective order, maximizing progress in a safe and timely manner.
  • Review and adhere to construction schedules, ensuring milestones and completion dates are met.
  • Oversee the performance of all sub-contractors, ensuring that work is completed on time.
  • Read and interpret project plans and specifications.
  • Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.
  • Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.
  • Other duties as necessary.

Employee Supervision

  • Ensure all new hires receive their required orientation, and attend company designated training.
  • Monitor and manage employee attendance, ensuring the timely arrival and participation of all crew members, and notifying employees of rain days, prior to the start of the work.
  • Delegate tasks and accountabilities, instruct, supervise, lead and direct base crew.
  • Liaise between the company and employees on a variety of employee related matters.
  • Comply with relevant legislation regarding employee management, terminations and resignations.
  • Handle and thoroughly investigate all employee concerns.
  • Liaise with the Human Resource department on a variety of employee related issues, including employee development, recruitment, benefits, training, terminations, and investigations.
  • Ensure consistent and fair application of the progressive disciplinary policy, as necessary.
  • Other Employee Supervision duties as required.


  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Conduct daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections.
  • Review safe work plans/hazard assessments with crew prior to job commencement.
  • Work with Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses in the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.


  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
  • Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred.
  • Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience within the water & sewer and road construction industry.
  • 5 to 8 years’ experience in a supervisory capacity, preferably as a Underground Superintendent.
  • Earthwork experience.
  • Knowledge of road construction methods, road construction materials and industry requirements.
  • Knowledge of Underground (water & sewer) construction methods, water and sewer construction materials and industry requirements.
  • Ability to adapt to variable construction specifications and materials specific to the Yellowknife area.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Out of town travel is required.
  • Overtime as required.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

NWT Construction Ltd. is pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, comprehensive benefits, including a pension plan, educational assistance, excellent opportunities for professional growth, and more.

We thank all candidates for their interest in a position with NWT Construction Ltd., however only candidates selected to move forward will be contacted.

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