Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

  • Foundation Drilling Superintendent

    Job Locations US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/24/2018 2:12 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Field Supervison
  • Overview

    The Foundation Drilling Superintendent is responsible for directing all site construction activities, and supervises field personnel as required to successfully complete construction on schedule and within budget. This includes maintaining the highest levels of safety, quality, supervising all trade and field personnel.


    Job Responsibilities include:
    • Read, understand, interpret, and enforce safety policies and practices.
    • Read and understand plans, specifications and local building codes.
    • Schedules and documents all required inspections, quality testing, or other compliance requirements.
    • Comply with and document environmental permits and inspections.
    • Completes daily reports such as units complete, safety reports, EEO meetings and weekly unit cost worksheets.
    • Read and understand global project schedules and generate two-week construction schedules weekly.
    • Schedule and order materials, inspections and manpower in order to meet project schedules and specifications.
    • Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules.
    • Confers with and directs personnel and subcontractors engaged in planning and executing work, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays.
    • Maintain a general knowledge of equipment used on the job including basic understanding of equipment limits and designed purposes.
    • Track delivery, use and completion of owned and rented equipment on the job.
    • Complete regular (at least annually) performance reviews for employees under his/her direction in a complete and timely manner. Ensures the employee understands the review, signs the review form and is provided a copy for his/her records.
    • Confers with personnel to resolve complaints and grievances within work force.
    • Complete 10 hours per year of continued education relating to our field.
    • Attend monthly Superintendent meetings and participate actively. 


    • 5+ years of successful heavy civil construction experience in a foundation drilling environment.
    • Experience with slurry and rock drilling as well as crane work is required.
    • Experienced in scheduling, ordering, field supervision, safety management, quality control, and budgeting of all phases of civil construction.


    Physical Requirements

    The Superintendent while performing the essential functions of this job is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, lift above their head, and talk or hear. The Superintendent is occasionally required to kneel, crouch or stoop, climb ladders, bend at the waist, squat, and crawl in tight or confined spaces to perform the essential functions. The Superintendent will frequently lift, move or push up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision. Ascending and descending ladders or stairs is required, and movement on uneven terrain is frequently required to carry out essential duties. Driving of a vehicle is required.  The Superintendent will spend their time on the physical job site as well as in the office. This position is exposed to high temperatures; cool/cold temperatures; and loud noises. Work in the construction area poses significantly greater risk due to moving construction equipment and active construction zones with trip and fall hazards. The office environment is a low to medium risk area. Computers and phones are constantly in use.

    • Thorough knowledge of division operations.
    • Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques relative to road/highway construction and maintenance.
    • Knowledge of field safety.
    • Ability to participate in and supervise workers operating light, heavy, and special motorized equipment.
    • Ability to supervise foundation projects from general plans and instructions given and to determine the proper amounts of various materials, tools, and equipment needed.
    • Ability to make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment operated.
    • Ability to read engineering plans and blueprints.
    • Ability to communicate effectively verbally with supervisor and crew.
    • Flexibility: Ability to work in a number of diverse locations is pertinent, as work locations may change daily.
    • Expected Hours: Hours will vary by job, location and season. Working a night shift may be required.


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