Site Superintendent

Full Job Description

Company Overview

Backwoods Energy Services is 100% Indigenous-owned and provides construction services to the oil, gas, and utility industries in north-western Alberta. We are the one of the largest Indigenous community owned companies in Alberta and focus on building lasting client relationships with a commitment to safety excellence and quality service. Our business consists of five operating divisions: Civil Works and Clearing, Environmental Services, Pipeline and Integrity Maintenance, Matting Supply and Installation and Security Services. Our mission is to drive economic opportunity by empowering Indigenous people and communities.

Role Summary

This site-based role will report into the Project Manager, exhibiting a high attention to detail while managing various aspects of construction project activities. This position will primarily require the coordination of resources to self-perform and execute projects in a safe, qualitative, and timely manner. Ideal Candidates will have demonstrated their skill set by showing their career advancement into a Superintendent level (having had previous equipment operator and foreman experience).


  • Develops, maintains, and drives the construction schedule in conjunction with the project leaders to ensure budgets and timelines are met
  • Ensures that projects are built in accordance to approved plans, specifications and design drawings while ensuring that high quality standards are maintained
  • Coordinating of personnel and equipment resources
  • Establish and communicate tasks to Site Foreman to ensure they clearly understand their respective roles and responsibilities
  • Assist the project management team with daily quantity and cost tracking
  • Review and sign off daily field safety paperwork and timesheets
  • Provide leadership and training to Foreman and other field staff
  • Proactively identifying, addressing, and resolving issues and problems as or before they occur
  • Track and monitor equipment utilization and
  • Developing and maintaining positive relationships with clients, consultants, and sub-contractors with a focus on mutual trust and respect
  • Ordering materials and supplies; daily coordination of work schedule and manpower
  • Work with the Safety Advisors to ensure the work is performed safely


  • Minimum 10 years of civil construction and earthworks/remediation experience and previous experience running all types of earth moving equipment
  • Is a technical school graduate in construction and/or has extensive construction experience with a minimum of 5 years of “hands-on” experience in the capacity of site superintendent. This experience should include direct site management of civil and earthworks
  • In depth knowledge of grade control and earth moving productions
  • In depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment and OHS guidelines
  • Software is heavily used within the organization processes; the candidate must have strong computer skills and have a history of working within software programs such as: Microsoft Excel & Microsoft Word.
  • Capable of anticipating constructability issues in complex situations and creating solutions in the construction plan and schedule
  • Has well-developed people and supervisory skills
  • Possesses a demonstrable record of success on small to medium scale projects together with effective decision-making capabilities
  • Can provide professional leadership, mentor team members but most importantly lead by example
  • Can effectively communicate with everyone on site and develop long-term relationships with clients, consultants, suppliers, and subcontractors
  • Has sound business judgement and will prioritize safety, quality and then profitability
  • Working knowledge of health, safety and environmental protection practices and procedures as they apply to common construction processes
  • Must have Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS-09) Certificate, WHMIS 2015, First Aid, Ground Disturbance Level II and Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • Experience in pre-project planning and estimating

Key Performance Indicators

  • Safety stats that reflect a zero-incident goal
  • Best-in-class project execution – on time, on budget, incorporates our mission to engage members of the Indigenous community
  • Equipment maintained and returned without unreported damage

How To Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume directly to our website:

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position, however only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent(s) of this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and activities required of the position.


Job Types: Full-time, Seasonal


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care

Flexible Language Requirement:

  • French not required


  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Edmonton, AB: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • construction: 1 year (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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