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Construction Superintendent

Government and Military

Construction Inspector



Seasonal Contract position supporting the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC). Construction Superintendents supervise Facilities trades personnel on construction and installation projects, coordinate with other departments, participate in project planning, and implement projects.

Position Responsibilities (not all inclusive):

  • Plan and supervise and the activities of Facilities Trades personnel in relation to station construction and installation projects, and/or construction and maintenance of remote research support facilities
  • Supervise and perform hands-on tasks on construction and installation projects following project plans, specifications, and schedules
  • Perform material take-offs, project planning, coordination, and scheduling
  • Create project schedules and updates, progress reports, and completion reports in electronic format as required
  • Regularly update the Construction Manager of the status of projects and other activities
  • Assist in developing plans and schedules for maintenance and construction projects
  • Coordinate tasking, labor and materials with Facilities work centers, other departments, and project/construction coordinators
  • Report project progress in relation to project schedules, and update schedules at required intervals
  • Identify required design and specification changes prior to construction
  • May coordinate, supervise, and perform all aspects of field camp construction, maintenance and upgrades, working closely with all trades involved in field camp construction, maintenance, and winterization (McMurdo only)
  • May perform construction related tasks in and around undeveloped and remote areas as well as in adverse conditions
  • Maintain and update departmental inventory records and materials usage
  • Create as-built drawings during and after construction for reference purposes
  • Accomplish various projects through the creation and utilization of design drawings and specifications
  • Perform tasks requiring repeated heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, digging, hauling, standing, walking, kneeling, stooping, and squatting
  • Maintain effective communication between departments and represent department as needed at operational meetings
  • Assist with ensuring accurate material and labor charge code use, and accurate timecard submittal
  • Interact with the National Science Foundation, military and other agency officials, both over the telephone and in person
  • Accurate and thorough documentation of hours worked, tasking performed, materials used, and processes involved
  • Advise supervisor of job progress, material/labor requirements, and personnel matters
  • Accomplish tasking utilizing design drawings, specifications, and diagrams
  • Follow established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), suggest revisions as needed, and create SOPs as directed
  • Perform tasking outdoors in environmentally challenging conditions including wind and extreme cold weather
  • Routinely utilize independent judgment and discretion to identify potential issues and solve problems
  • Proactively identify any unsafe conditions, hazards, or Code violations and communicate them effectively
  • Work directly with other departments to plan and complete tasking
  • Learn and effectively utilize computer-based labor, material, and maintenance tracking applications
  • May deploy to remote research support facilities for day trips or extended periods (McMurdo Only)
  • Evaluate labor and material needs for tasking and assign duties to subordinate staff as appropriate
  • Interpret schedules, design drawings, specifications and diagrams to carry out tasking
  • Routinely inspect worksites and evaluate staff tasking
  • Ensure staff attendance of required trainings and maintain records of departmental trainings
  • Evaluate and identify job hazards and effectively communicate information to staff verbally and in writing through various venues, including weekly and daily crew meetings
  • Responsible for providing timely performance feedback to staff and timely submission of end-of-season evaluations to Human Resources
  • Provide suggestions and recommendations for re-hiring, termination and advancement of staff
  • Works with Human Resources to address conflict or personnel issues as they arise
  • Handle confidential matters (personnel actions, management reports, etc.) in accordance with management policy and with the highest degree of professionalism
  • Communicate professionally, both orally and in writing, with subordinates as needed to relay information they need in order to be successful in their jobs. This includes, but is not limited to, staff meetings, performance appraisals, job requirements, division metrics, Quality Assurance procedures, and safety practices.
  • Assist with the ordering of resupply materials for the department to maintain adequate inventory on station
  • Access, review, and approve employee timesheets and Maximo Work Orders
  • Occasionally utilize the assistance of other station personnel to complete tasking, or assist other trades or departments with their tasking
  • Comply with all ASC Environmental, Safety and Health (ESH), Waste Management and Quality Assurance requirements
  • Implement and maintain Work Center Safety Program and participate in ASC safety objectives
  • Participate in community programs such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (station clean-up), “GASH” (galley clean-up at Palmer), and recycling efforts
  • Perform other duties as required

Required Education, Experience, Certificates and Licenses:

  • Minimum four years of responsible construction supervision experience
  • Experience supervising craft foreman and craftsmen
  • Experience in project planning, scheduling, and cost estimating
  • Experience in construction and maintenance of commercial and/or industrial facilities

Expected Skills and Competencies:

  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings, specifications, and diagrams
  • Minimum intermediate level computer skills with MS Office Suite experience to include Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Be able and willing to learn and effectively utilize computer-based labor, inventory, and maintenance tracking applications
  • Possess the competencies, willingness, and ability to perform the duties of position


  • Prior experience in Polar programs
  • Experience working in remote locations or extreme environments (temperature, elevation, known hazards)
  • Experience with Visio, AutoCAD or other design or engineering software
  • Experience with Maximo or other Computerized Maintenance Management System

Physical and/or Other Requirements:

  • Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods
  • Successful completion of Medical and Dental examinations required by the NSF for deployment to Antarctica
  • Successful completion of drug screening and background check required by employer
  • Successful completion of Federal Background Check required by the NSF
  • Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies, and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum as required by the position.
  • Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors in extreme cold as required by the position.
  • Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
  • Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain facility credentials/authorization. Note: US Citizenship is required for facility credentials/authorization at this work location.

Amentum is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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