Senior Superintendent

The future you want is within reach.


At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. Your team is waiting for you!


Here's how a Senior Superintendent for our Ottawa office contributes to our team:


  • Develops, implements, and maintains PCL safety program, including creating and influencing jobsite safety culture through mentorship and modeling.
  • Consistently collaborates with construction/project manager and project team. Proactively identifies, manages, and resolves potential problems, work conflicts, or schedule challenges. Develops and implements recovery plan. Works with project team to anticipate and resolve project issues.
  • Effectively communicates with own forces and trades and ensures performance, productivity, quality, and safety requirements are met. Oversees subcontractor coordination and progress.
  • Liaises with client, other site contractors, and office representatives.
  • Supervises, directs, coaches, trains, and mentors the project team and superintendents on the same site or multiple sites.
  • Involved in selection, onboarding, and placement of jobsite field staff.
  • Visualizes and conveys vision of an entire project, identifies, and drives the project schedule’s critical path, anticipates constructability issues, and troubleshoots, and embeds solutions in the construction plans and schedules.
  • Works with the project management team to develop and implement the Project Execution Plan (PEP).
  • Ensures compliance with district policies, safety procedures, equipment, and quality control.
  • Ensures prompt scheduling, coordination and effective cost control pertaining to project labor, equipment, and materials.
  • Influences equipment selection and construction methodology for formwork systems, cranes, etc.
  • Reviews and understands the contract and subcontracts and develops a plan that identifies and mitigates risks (e.g., scope gaps) and maximizes opportunities to ensure that all financial targets, including budgets, forecasts, and profitability levels are achieved. Assigns subcontract review to area superintendents.
  • Stays current with industry practices and seeks new and innovative construction methods and initiatives.


  • Journeyman certificate or postsecondary diploma/degree in a related discipline.
  • Gold Seal certification required (CDN), certificate in negotiation or equivalent experience.
  • 15 years of progressive experience in field supervision preferred.
  • Eligible for security clearance (Secret Level).
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in the construction industry and company operations, including building materials, construction specifications, and methods and procedures.
  • Understanding of project scope and able to apply complex engineering principles to construction challenges and embed solutions in construction plans and schedules. Ability to complete value engineering and define scope and limitations for pursuits.
  • Experience with scheduling, monitoring, and mentoring others on forecasting resources.
  • Ability to lead and manage others, including coordinating multiple scopes.
  • Thorough understanding of contract language and ability to identify and mitigate risks and identify and leverage opportunities.
  • In-depth knowledge of and application of safety and environmental principles/ procedures/legislation and demonstrated experience in implementing a strong safety culture.
  • Ability to lead effective site meetings with the client, consultants, trades, own forces work (OFW), and internal employees; ability to present at client meetings or for project pursuit work.
  • Experience mitigating grievance and employee relations issues.
  • Demonstrated conflict-resolution skills, problem-solving abilities, and professional judgment.
  • Expert understanding of productivity rates or own forces work (OFW), Labor Cost Reports (LCRs), and ability to interpret cost reports.

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. Any salary range displayed by a job board is an estimate. Your salary, which considers your unique qualifications and experience, is just one component of the robust total rewards you'll enjoy at PCL. This may include an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits and wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching, and career development programs.

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Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!


Employee Status: Regular Full-Time   

Company: PCL Constructors Canada Inc. 

Primary Location: Ottawa, Ontario 

Job: Senior Superintendent

Requisition: 2548