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Civil and Structural Superintendent

Civil and Structural Superintendent

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood are currently recruiting for a Civil / Structural Superintendent with extensive Mining and Minerals experience to be based in Mauritania.


  • Responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the project Health, Safety and Environmental, (HSE), policy, procedures and plans in close cooperation with the HSE Advisors on the project 
  • Responsible to identify potential HSE hazards in your area together with contractors working in the area and to ensure implementation of risk treatment plans by the contractors in consultation with the assigned HSE Advisor to your area 
  • Responsible in liaison with the Site Quality Coordinator and Site Engineering, for quality of work in your area, in particular
  • Assist in planning construction methods and procedures. Coordinate engineering or construction problems with the Construction Manager 
  • Interpret engineering drawings and prepare field sketches of revisions and additions 
  • Review design drawings, study and resolve Interference problems and review related vendor drawings and installation instructions 
  • Check the acceptability of the methods and practices proposed by the contractor 
  • Assist in the resolving of Technical Queries 
  • Inspect the contractor’s works to ensure that acceptable work standards are achieved 
  • Monitor installation of materials and equipment to ensure conformance with drawings and specifications 
  • Monitor the activities of contractors to ensure compliance with plans and specifications 
  • Ensure that the Subcontractor correctly interprets drawings, specifications and schedules
  • Check equipment before release to the contractor advising the Materials Controller of any defects or where damage has occurred
  • Complete Construction Punch lists as required by the Project and ensures that these Punch Lists are cleared without delay
  • Witness and record all pre-commissioning and commissioning test data
  • Record all “as built” information in accordance with the requirements of the Contract
  • Maintain the required records so that progress measurements could be prepared timely and accurately and that potential claims could be defended successfully, in particular:
  • Review Bills of Materials to ensure their completeness
  • Record of costs and quantity information
  • Liaise with Quantity Surveyor and ensure opportunity is given for measurement of all works in ample time
  • Record daily dairy of all matters pertaining to the contract, including instructions given, the day’s work areas, manning levels, equipment in use, problem areas, safety issues, industrial relations issues
  • Record of equipment and material deliveries
  • Record of drawings required and Technical Queries
  • Prepare field change notices, extra work orders and back charge notices for approval by the delegated authority
  • Monitor contractor progress against schedule and report slippages to the Construction Manager
  • Propose measures to contractor and Construction Manager on how to recover lost time and to maintain schedule
  • Monitor the delivery and supply of all free issue materials to the contractor

Skills / Qualifications

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the construction industry on multi-disciplinary projects within the mining / minerals processing environment
  • Have a thorough understanding of the OHS Act, Mines Health and Safety Act and SANS 10142
  • Good engineering knowledge
  • Experience in earthworks and infrastructure development  
  • Experience in providing design input into projects within an EPCM environment
  • Experience with road building, earthworks and civil structures
  • Have a thorough understanding of permit to work practices and lockout procedures
  • Understanding of cost and financial implications of decisions made, as these relate to a project
  • Working knowledge of AutoCad
  • Solid knowledge of construction contracts
  • Thorough understanding of construction methodologies in his discipline


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

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