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GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT

March 14, 2023

Zehr Levesque, the construction division of Zehr Group, is looking for a General Superintendent to join our growing team. The General Superintendent will oversee all company construction activities and is responsible for the safe delivery of projects within the established design, budget and scheduling guidelines. They will focus on optimizing ongoing construction operations and profitability, full implementation of industry best practices and Zehr Levesque policies and procedures. The General Superintendent will supervise, manage, and support all dedicated project teams. This includes people management, planning and scheduling, organizing, directing, and controlling activities on the construction sites, while upholding the Zehr Group of Companies Vision, Values and Principles.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Safety Leadership

  • Promote Zehr Leveque’s safety management system, and zero accident culture.
  • Ensure pro-active safety process and adherence to OHSA regulations
  • Support and uphold COR certification standards across all sites.
  • Collaborate, coordinate with and support the Zehr Levesque’s Heath and Safety Lead in the implementation of the safety management system in all field operations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: People Leadership

  • Lead, coach, train mentor and develop Project Superintendents, and other direct reports.
  • Assist in the recruiting of new talent for field operations teams
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations and career planning for direct reports.
  • In conjunction with Vice-President, Construction Operations, Human Resources and other corporate resources, establish, develop and deliver a comprehensive training program for the field operations staff.
  • Maintain and monitor project org charts to ensure effective and efficient staffing for job sites
  • Ensure manpower and resource levels for all construction sites in accordance with projects’ obligations and requirements.
  • Promote a teamwork approach for achieving objectives.
  • Ability to delegate effectively and pass leadership responsibilities down through the organization, ensuring alignment with the overall strategy and/or direction.
  • Facilitates forums or practices to reinforce independent and open communication among team members.
  • Ensure strict adherence to ethics and compliance requirements throughout field operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships other project stakeholders including owners, consultants and subcontractors.
  • Direct and maintain labor relations consistent with area practice.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Process Leadership

  • Ensure implementation of industry best practices and Zehr Levesque policies and procedures.
  • Participate in and support projects’ pre-construction and pre-planning activities.
  • Own and promote site problem solving, root cause analysis, corrective and preventive actions.
  • Deal with site escalations related to major project issues or subcontractor’s effectiveness.
  • Ensure site standards related to documentation and reporting are maintained.
  • Use of key performance indicators to ensure continuous learning and improvement.

KEY RESONSIBILITIES: Technology Leadership

  • Support and drive utilization of Zehr Group construction technology in field operations to optimize project execution and results.
  • Measure adoption of Zehr Leveque’s standard application technologies across sites and improve as necessary.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Strategy Leadership

  • Provide input to operations strategy in terms of site evaluations, best practice identification, and competitive assessments.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of Zehr Leveque goals, objectives, policies & procedures, and strategy as a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Provide operational support to Business Development and Preconstruction Services as required either directly or by assignment of appropriate staff for preconstruction assignments or opportunity pursuits and project pre-planning.
  • Build and leverage a network of relationships that are important to the organization and its stakeholders.
  • Identifies and enlists key influencers to act as change agents, involving them in designing and delivering change
  • Communicates a compelling business case to the whole organization to gain buy in for significant change.

KEY RESONSIBILITIES: Quality Leadership

  • Develop and implement Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) strategies, policies and procedures for field operations.
  • Develop and implement Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) strategies, policies and procedures for field operations.
  • Engage with Zehr Group’s Customer Experience team to assist in incorporating customer satisfaction measures in project delivery.
  • Ensure Zehr Leveque’s standards for quality and brand is maintained.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Relevant post-secondary diploma/degree plus a minimum of 15 years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and/or experience.
  • Must have demonstrable experience of successful leadership with similarly complex, project-based organizations and a track record of impact in delivery and operating performance.
  • Ability to form strong working relationships with diverse groups of people, including company employees at all levels, clients, and other outside professionals.
  • Senior leadership experience in an area related to construction operations/project delivery. Contract risk oversight, bid approvals, project performance, costing, quality assurance and safety.
  • Proficiency in implementation and management of best-in-class project and safety functions for the delivery of high-performing projects and development of talent.
  • Demonstrated ability to function at both tactical and strategic levels, and drive process improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver high performance operational and project results while complying with all quality, health, safety, and environmental requirements.
  • Demonstrate initiative, excellent problem-solving and project management skills, and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work in a multi-discipline team and manage personnel in a field and office environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills, and ability to facilitate.
  • Pragmatic bias for action with strong intellect, analytical ability and unrelenting attention to detail.
  • Hands-on and self-starter.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products and Teams; working knowledge of Procore an asset.
  • Familiarity with current relevant technology.
  • A stellar reputation, exemplifying the highest levels of honesty and integrity.

WORKING CONDITIONS - PHYSICAL/MENTAL/SENSORY DEMANDS:

  • Work remotely: NO – work requires employee on the job sites or in head office
  • Valid G driver’s license to travel between job sites.
  • Consistent and unwavering use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including safety glasses and steel toe boots. Additional PPE is varying by site status and conditions.
  • Fluctuating weather and site conditions; indoor and outdoor environments including but not limited to narrow spaces, ladders, scaffolding, dust or fumes, and other trades task environments.
  • May involve walking, climbing stairs, uneven ground, balancing, bending, climbing, crawling, crouching, kneeling, reaching, stooping during inspection tasks.

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