Feb 26, 2020
Supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC). Construction Superintendents supervise FEMC trades personnel on construction and installation projects, coordinate with other departments, participate in project planning, and implement projects.
GENERAL DUTIES (not all inclusive):
Plan and supervise and the activities of FEMC 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 FEMC 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 Deltek 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
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
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
High School diploma or equivalent
Valid Driver’s License issued in the United States
Willingness and ability to deploy to Antarctica for extended periods is required.
Must be willing and able to lift and move items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum.
Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including heavy lifting, climbing in and out of equipment, crawling, and working outdoors.
Must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological (if applicable) examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica.
Must participate in community programs, such as “house-mouse” (chores), “daisy-picking” (cleaning-up around the station), recycling efforts & safety objectives.
US citizenship or US Permanent Resident Status is required.
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
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. PAE is a drug free workplace.
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