Pennsylvania Chemicals is a world-scale facility that will use ethane to produce 1.6 million tonnes of polyethylene per year. The project will involve up to 6,000 workers during its construction and is expected to employ 600 permanent employees when completed. The ethylene / polyethylene complex will be located in the Ohio River Valley north of Pittsburgh. It comprises an ethane cracker and three polyethylene units, plus OSBL including a gas-fired combined cycle cogeneration unit and a large storage-in-transit rail yard.

Role Overview:
Assigned to a field construction organization in in a supervisory capacity for mechanical scope. The Mechanical Superintendent is responsible for supervising multiple craft general foremen and ensuring resources are efficiently utilized across multiple work areas. Ensures assigned construction operations are in compliance with safety and quality requirements, and within schedules and budgets. Performs general functions inherent in all supervisory field positions. Primarily reports to the PE Area Piping/ Mechanical Superintendent for daily scheduled work priorities, coordination between other disciplines and assigned specific tasks. 

  • Provides leadership for environmental, safety, health, injury/accident and fire prevention on the project. 
  • Monitors area for unsafe conditions, behaviors and practices and take appropriate corrective action to mitigate and eliminate. Enforce safe work behaviors and practices at all times in conjunction with the Area HSSE team.
  • Ensure that project processes and local/national safety codes, requirements and standards are being complied with within assigned area of responsibility. Ensures the Zero Accident Philosophy is incorporated into every aspect of construction operations, and actively participates in the project safety program.
  • Provide input into work package planning and scoping including means and methods, sequencing, and resource loading.
  • Determines workforce requirements. Coordinates established area operational plans. Schedules work to be performed and reviews work accomplished by each craft. Monitors work activities and ensures the quality of work performed.
  • Ensures work is performed in accordance with project quality expectations and requirements, the most current design document is used to complete the work and that all design changes are approved prior to implementation.
  • Works closely with field engineers and mechanical equipment vendor technical representatives and specialists to ensure equipment material is properly managed, maintained and installed in full compliance with project requirements.
  • Provides oversight of assigned managed contractor and subcontractor compliance with safety, quality, cost, schedule, security, and environmental performance within the terms of the contract.
  • Approves craft time records using established automated tools.
  • Prepares reports and forecasts, including summary of construction progress, craft personnel forecasts, and expenditures forecast.
  • Ensures permanent plant equipment materials are stored and preserved in accordance with specifications and project requirements
  • Monitors tool usage on the site. Prepares Field Material Requisitions for tools and consumables and ensures that the crafts have the tools they require to be productive.
  • Responsible for the implementation of corporate/project policies, procedures and instructions within assigned operations.
  • Coordinates activities with other disciplines or areas and clients’ resident representatives, as instructed by construction management.
  • Performs employee reviews and identifies training and development opportunities for subordinate personnel.
  • Coordinates with other discipline superintendents area construction work activities and plans.
  • Leads the preparation and implementation of the medium term and short term planning to achieve the project schedule and budget control with support from Field Engineering, and Project Controls.
  • Provides input to Field Engineering for quantity tracking and report weekly installed quantities.
  • Prepares material requisitions for tools and consumables and coordinate through Procurement to obtain these materials.
  • Plans the manpower and equipment required to execute the job.
  • Performs employee reviews and identify training and development opportunities for subordinate personnel.
  • Perform other duties as required by management.


Basic Qualifications: 
  • Advanced knowledge of the installation of heavy industrial rotating equipment packages.
  • 15+ years of relevant heavy industrial construction experience, in mechanical discipline, including heavy compressors, extruders, and pumps.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Environment, Safety and Health (ES&H) and commitment to a Zero Accident safety program.
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in, the supervisory functions relating to field activities on large scale industrial projects.
  • Knowledge of Standard Work Process Procedures (SWPPs).
  • Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Experience working with, supervising vendor technical representatives, (sub)contractors and Direct Hire workforce.
  • Advanced knowledge of EPC and EPCM construction programs, technologies, means and methods.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a superintendent role.
    Knowledge is normally acquired through:
  • A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, or
  • Specialized courses in construction technology and management, and/or
  • Prior practical work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge described above.

Additional Information:
This is a 2-3 year term assignment.

Department: PA Chemical Jobsite
This is a management position
This is a full time position

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