Site Superintendent

Fermar Paving Limited

Toronto, ON

Toronto, ON, CA
Toronto, ON
30+ days ago

Reports To: Division Operations Manager or Senior Superintendent
Division: Operations
Location: Head Office, Etobicoke

We are currently seeking an individual with MTO experience and knowledge in quality control and WBCMS.  This individual should also have experience with structures and highway traffic.

Job Summary

The Site Superintendent represents a critical core competence that has direct impact on the success of Fermar Paving Ltd. (“the Company”). The incumbent is responsible to ensure all work performed on site leads to the successful completion of assigned Projects (in the range $5m - $15m). All issues/decisions/actions are subject to review and/or approval by a Senior Site Superintendent or Operations Manager. Site Superintendent may also be responsible for specific tasks on larger, complex projects under the direction of a Senior Site Superintendent. Site Superintendent will act as back up to Senior Site Superintendent fulfilling all duties of this level on a temporary basis when required.

This role oversees project site work processes and is responsible for construction activities within the established design, budget and scheduling guidelines. This includes planning, scheduling, organizing, directing, and controlling activities on project sites.

The role is responsible for timely communication and proactive coordination with other managers and sub-contractors on site, and with Customers or their agents. The role is accountable for decision-making to ensure the effective planning and utilization of material and human resources on site that prevents conflicts in workflow to ensure that work is completed safely, accurately, on time, and meets Company quality standards.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership Oversight

• Accountable for planning workforce and materials needs, ensuring all assigned Projects and tasks are efficiently and profitably managed and completed.
• The role is the key contact for reviewing and resolving issues and concerns with Project performance, P&L, sub-contractors, suppliers, A/R (invoicing), and claims.
• Provides direction and/or support to Sub-contractors, Project Managers, Junior Superintendents, Project Coordinator, Field Engineers, and Foremen who may be assigned to the site.
• Ensures Company safe operating procedures are being followed for all work undertaken on site with a focus on achieving zero accidents/incidents.


• Collaborates with the Project Manager in the development of estimates, budgets and work schedules for assigned projects. This includes preparing bi-weekly schedules.
• Resolves Customer and Sub-contractor disputes as expeditiously as possible.
• Reviews P & L status and cash flow forecasts for Projects, as well as Critical Path schedule, and adjusts as appropriate.
• Keeps all stakeholders advised on status, progress, and issues related to the work site.
• Actively participates in Close Out – Stand and Deliver Meetings providing critical information and recommendations to the executive leadership team.


• Abiding and enforcing contract specifications and regulations e.g. OPSS TCBC with oversight from senior management.
• Coordinates with the Project Manager to monitor progress of work completed against schedules and budget and takes actions as appropriate to ensure work is on-time and on budget. Submits schedule updates to the Project Scheduler.
• Responsible for inspecting and approving all work on assigned site performed by Company workers and/or Subcontractors. Performance Issues are reported to Senior Site Superintendent or Operations Manager.
• Reviews and signs off on all Health Safety and Environment inspections and reports.
• In conjunction with the Project Manager, prepares Progress Certificates and ensures accuracy and timely submission of Progress billings.
• Chairs weekly meetings and Two Week Look Ahead with Contractor and Sub-contractors.
• Reviews and approves Worker daily time sheets tracking and reporting to Payroll.

Education and Experience

• Minimum College Diploma (Civil preferred) or equivalent construction industry experience.
• 3 to 5 years’ supervisor (people management) experience within the Construction Industry.
• Experience in planning, scheduling and coordinating construction work - mandatory.
• Exposure to provincial/municipal government contracts an asset.
• Experience in Health Safety and Environment responsibilities

Demonstrated Management Skills

• High level of personal stress management. Ability to retain focus while addressing challenges, and prioritize conflicting demands.
• Excellent Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills. Able to find solutions to complex issues/challenges and mitigate risks.
• Independent. Able to make sound decisions with only occasional direction.
• Able to effectively communicate applying sound judgement in an appropriately assertive manner.
• Strong delegating and performance management skills, supported by planning, budgeting, and scheduling acumen.

Company Sponsored Training

• New Employee Orientation
• Leadership Development
• Code of Ethics and Business Conduct
• Health & Safety/Quality Policy Review
• Project Management
• Primavera and MS Project
• Construction Contract Review

Working Conditions

Travel Requirements:  Daily within GTA.
Physical Environment:  Moderate to High intensity. 20% office. 80% construction site visits. Some exposure to disagreeable conditions (inclement weather).
Physical Demand:  Moderate. Walking, sitting, lifting 5lbs or less - occasionally. Consistent computer/laptop exposure.
Mental Effort:  Moderate intensity. Occasional challenges that demand higher level impact, focus.

We are committed to enhancing workplace diversity and fostering a workplace that is representative of the resident population we serve.  We are committed to identifying and removing barriers for diverse employees in recruitment, advancement and retention.  We are an equal opportunity employer and consider applicants without regard to age, race, colour, creed or religion, ancestry, origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, record of offences, disability, or other protected status. We have policies and procedures to accommodate applicants and employees with a disability.

About the Company

Fermar Paving Limited