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Assistant Superintendent

Hamilton, ON, CA

Dufferin Construction - A CRH Company

Job ID:  413541 

Work Type:  Full Time Permanent 


It is a great time to join the CRH Canada team! CRH Canada is going through an exciting business transformation which demands first-class Talent Management support to drive results.

We are building a world- class team. Make your mark!

You will be a successful addition to our team if you look at change as an opportunity to develop and contribute to the business. You will be successful in your role if you like partnering with the business, presenting new ideas and providing excellent customer service.

Under the long established and respected name of Dufferin Construction, CRH Canada operates a multi-million construction business which provides construction services throughout Southern Ontario and on key projects across Canada. Founded in 1912, Dufferin Construction has built a solid reputation for market excellence, drawing on a rich history and a strong heritage of quality, stability and innovative leadership in the marketplace. Dufferin Construction is one of the largest heavy civil engineering contractors in the industry, employing over 1000 people.  


Dufferin Construction, a division of CRH Canada is looking for Assistant Superintendents to join the team for projects located out of Hamilton, Kitchener. London and Cambridge area.


Position Summary:


Under the general direction of the Project Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent assists with the planning, scheduling and managing of projects for the construction and/or repair of heavy civil engineering projects such as roads, bridges, airports, sewers and water mains, including the supervision of all skilled and semi-skilled workers.  Also assists in the administration of contracts in conjunction with the Estimator/Project Coordinator.


Indirectly supervises all project staff (Construction Coordinators, Foremen, Labourers, and Operators).


You will be a successful addition to Dufferin Construction if you:
•    Have 7+ years of proven experience within the Municipal Civil Market. 
•    Thrive in a team environment and can assist with the planning, scheduling and managing projects for the construction and/or repair of civil engineering projects such as roads, bridges, sewers and watermains.


Ensure compliance with all federal, provincial and local laws, while adhering to OH&S rules and regulations.


  • Assist in the mobilization and directing of resources assigned in order to achieve maximum contribution to fixed costs and profits. Establish and monitor construction work schedules as directed.
  • Allocate work to and supervise the activities of all foremen assigned to the project as directed.
  • Assist in the creation of accurate forecasts of financial status for assigned projects.
  • Assist in the maintenance of overall inventory control of all materials, plants and equipment assigned to the project.
  • Keep a diary and maintain adequate records regarding items of work under dispute.
  • Administer all labour agreements as per current procedures.
  • Coordinate the administration of contracts in conjunction with the Estimator/ Project Coordinator.
  • Maintain positive customer relationships.
  • Prepare all reporting as per current procedures.
  • Assist in the hiring and development of project staff.
  • Act as a team lead while positively representing the company and supporting the Superintendent.
  • Keep Project Superintendent informed of significant developments.


Experience & Educational Requirements:
•     Civil engineering degree or diploma with a minimum of 7-10 years of construction related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

  • Municipal Project experience (high project load) is an asset.


Position Dimensions:
•    Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
•    Ability to make timely, yet effective decisions.
•    Ability to work under pressure and adaptable to change.
•    Strong planning and organizational skills.
•    Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting experience.

Why work for us?
•    With parent companies in Concord, the US and Ireland, your growth potential is limitless!
•    Work with a team of dedicated professionals who are there to support your professional growth!
•    Flexible benefits plans, Defined Contribution pension plan, annual bonuses and merit-based increases ensure that your hard work and dedication will be rewarded!


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CRH Canada Group Inc. recognizes Canada’s diverse landscape. Accommodation is available upon request for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Date Posted:  Jul 27, 2022

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