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Civil Works Superintendent

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    Nima Ardalan

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    16 days ago

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mselect is looking for a Civil Works Superintendent for an international energy client in Basrah, Iraq. Candidates must have at least 7 – 10 years of progressive experience in civil construction site management or relevant experience. Fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Job Objective
The Civil Works Construction Superintendent is responsible for overseeing and managing all civil construction activities related to the Civil construction in Basra, Iraq.


Project Construction Management:
  • Oversee and manage all civil construction activities
  • Ensure that all civil works are performed in compliance with project schedules, specifications, quality, budgets, and safety standards
  • Coordinate with the Construction Manager, HSE Manager, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure safe and efficient project execution
  • Supervise and coordinate the efforts of construction supervisors.
  • Conduct regular site inspections and meetings to monitor progress and address any issues related to civil work
  • Maintain detailed site records and reports
  • Ensure the team is equipped with necessary and adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Interface with the EPC Contractor, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders
Schedule Management and Reporting:
  • Ensure that the civil works progress aligns with the overall project schedule
  • Develop detailed site project schedules and task execution sequences for civil works
  • Supervise and provide guidance to supervisors and subcontractors regarding project progress and planning
  • Prepare and submit daily, weekly, and monthly reports to the Construction Manager
  • Control and report the Site Personnel on Board (POB) daily
  • Work with the site planner to build necessary KPIs for civil construction activities and follow up on actual progress versus planned
  • Evaluate and approve recovery plans for delayed activities related to civil works
  • Manage on-site civil personnel, including monitoring hours, activities, and absences
  • Allocate resources effectively to meet critical civil construction deadlines
  • Propose site solutions to avoid progress impact and change order requests
Safety Management and Compliance:
  • Implement and promote a robust safety culture and procedures for civil works
  • Develop and enforce a comprehensive site safety program aligned with company standards
  • Ensure all civil tasks are supported by risk assessments and proper control measures
  • Supervise and monitor safety practices specific to civil works, promoting the Safety Stop Card program
  • Conduct regular site inspections and safety audits for civil works
  • Investigate incidents, accidents, and near-misses related to civil works, and implement corrective actions
  • Organize site-specific safety orientation and training for all civil workers and subcontractors
  • Conduct regular toolbox talks and safety meetings specific to civil works
  • Maintain proper safety documentation for civil works, including permits, inspections, and records
  • Ensure compliance with safety rules by subcontractors working on civil tasks
  • Verify that civil equipment, tools, and machinery are properly inspected and maintained
  • Review safety performance metrics for civil works and implement continuous improvement initiatives
Communication and Coordination:
  • Ensure clear and effective communication between civil teams, subcontractors, and stakeholders on site
  • Resolve conflicts and misunderstandings arising from poor communication related to civil works
Team Management and Leadership:
  • Foster a positive and productive work environment for the civil works team
  • Resolve conflicts and implement appropriate solutions for civil works issues

  • The project site is in Basra, Iraq, and the Civil Works Construction Superintendent is a resident position
  • The Civil Works Construction Superintendent ensures effective site management, scope execution, planning, safety, construction cost, quality, and schedule commitments for civil works

  • Ensure civil construction activities are performed without Lost Time Injuries (LTI), as specified, without major non-conformities, on cost, and on time
  • Define and achieve relevant KPIs for the civil construction phase
  • Minimize exposure to claims from the EPC Contractor and ensure optimal civil construction outcomes
  • Promote HSE awareness and ensure compliance at all levels for civil works
  • Demonstrate exemplary behaviour regarding HSE rules and requirements for civil works

  • A bachelor’s or other similar degree in civil construction/ Engineering
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience in civil construction site management
  • EPC background and experience with a minimum of one project construction completed
  • Knowledgeable on international standards and best practices in civil construction
  • Familiar with environmental legislation and good industry practice in civil construction works
  • IT proficiency, particularly in MS Word and MS Excel
  • English and Arabic

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.