Paving Superintendent

Lafarge North America - Nanaimo, BC (30+ days ago)

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Why work for Lafarge?:
Lafarge in Canada is proud to provide construction solutions in the buildings, infrastructure and industrial segments. These solutions are built with high performance products from our cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete, asphalt and road construction, and concrete products divisions. From the use of alternative materials and recycling to renewable energy, Lafarge's focus is to develop innovative products that can contribute toward sustainably constructed building solutions. Lafarge takes personal growth and development to heart, and provides resources for our employees to take control of their own careers. Through our commitment to communities, to the health and safety of our employees and their families, or through the many volunteer hours of our employees, Lafarge demonstrates our care for people. If you want to work in an environment that values hard work, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork, Lafarge is for you. Building Better Cities is what we do. Come Build a Better Career with us! More information can be found at .

The Superintendent plays a key role in executing safety policies, performance plans, cost savings, KPI targets, manage equipment fleet, and work with staff to ensure projects are completed safely, on budget, with no deficiencies, and for customer satisfaction.

The Superintendent is integral in developing and maintaining the capability of the HCP & RBC operations organization to increase construction revenue and capability. This includes coaching and mentoring direct reports and continually promoting a culture of agility, collaboration, and empowerment (ACE) enabling continuous improvement.

This job description pertains to the following functions in the business unit:


Health and Safety:
Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environment areas. Promotes a positive safety culture through leadership by example
Ensures safe and healthy working conditions in sites under his/her responsibility
Ensure strict compliance with all health and safety rules and country regulations

Financial Management:
Actively monitor projects performance with level of detail to drive execution and tracking
Participate in monthly financial review with team of the P&L and Balance sheet
Ensure holdbacks, accounts receivable, and additional financial items are driven to reduce working capital.
Ensure required field level financial documentation (monthly progresses, quantity sheets, billing measurements, etc) are being submitted accurately and in a timely manner.
Identify areas of CAPEX to increase performance in operations

Customer Focus:
Front line contact with customers to ensure retention and attraction
Continually look for opportunities and present Lafarge branded products to customers
Identify and implement opportunities to maximize vertical integration of Lafarge products

Operations Management:
Management of field operations of private and projects for the Pave and Construction division specific to delegated discipline.
Lead direct reports to ensure best practices, processes, and activities are optimized and costs are best in class

Environment, Land & Community Relations:
Establishes the environment as a priority. Ensures all local and provincial and federal regulations are met or exceeded by following Lafarge best practices and conditions of site permits
Ensure crews have been orientated and trained in environmental responsibilities
Follow Group and country corporate social responsibility objectives in pave and construction related community relations activities

People Management:
Promotes and ACE culture
‘Walks the floor.’ Takes the time to be present in all locations of the operations, and to be open to all levels of the organization, to communication and concerns
Participates in the building of the career and succession plan for the key positions and employees in the paving, asphalt and construction operations
Ensure the right persons are in the right position, reflecting the Group diversity commitments. Hires and dismisses staff in co-ordination with HR, as required.

Direct Reports: 2-4 Foreman
Indirect Reports: 1-25 Unionized hourly
Relationships: Working relationships with owners, engineers, consultants and the public. Internally works with all departments which are directly or indirectly involved with the project.
Volumes: Project can vary in size and scope
Project Locations can be anywhere located on Vancouver Island & neighbouring islands.

Specific Accountabilities

Job Cost performance and receivables
Promote and look for VE opportunities

Degree in Engineering, Diploma from Technical Institute in Engineering, or 10 years related field experience

Experience and Skill Set:
Minimum of 10 years of leadership role experience
Minimum of 10 years field experience
Proven team leadership
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
Strong communication, negotiation and change management skills
Good knowledge of Paving, Asphalt and Construction industry and working in unionized environment
Ability to foster and grow a strong safety culture
Independent thinker with a high capacity of working under pressure and stress
Ability to read, analyze and interpret plans and specifications, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations
Ability to effectively present information in writing, and respond to questions from a group of managers, clients, customers and the general public
Ability to calculate figures, amounts, such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area circumference and volume
Ability to apply basic concepts of algebra and geometry
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
Computer proficient in word processing and spreadsheet applications

Leading People
Conflict Management
Building effective teams
Managing Diversity
Drive for Results
Customer Focus
Interpersonal Savvy

Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required.

Through LafargeHolcim’s 2030 Plan, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. The company has a sixty year history in Canada and works continually to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations.