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General Construction Superintendent at Air Products Middle East Industrial Gasses LLC

General Construction Superintendent

Air Products Middle East Industrial Gasses LLC Full-Time

Job Title

General Construction Superintendent (GCS)

Report To

Construction Manager

Job Description & Responsibilities

The General Construction Superintendent (GCS) will work with the construction manager and the Construction team to insure the following:

  • Will fill the role of construction manager in his absence
  • Implement safe execution of the field scope in accordance with the baseline schedule, and to the required quality.
  • Accountable construction quality management, ensure quality system operate well.
  • Resolve major non-conformances.
  • Will be accountable for insuring of the planning of the construction activities, developing the construction schedule and insuring it is being updated weekly
  • Will assist the construction manager in
    • managing the field general costs and protecting AP’s interests during construction stage, and Construction Change Order management.
    • construction troubleshooting and problem solving necessary to facilitate construction scope of work. (working with engineering team to resolve technical queries; working with materials team to resolve material requirements/shortages,.).
    • managing the field construction safety/quality records and documentation through all construction phase, include hand over to operation team
    • Overall safety accountability during commissioning stage up-to the MCC, And support commissioning team for commissioning activities.
    • Maintain and track the detailed construction schedule and earned value measurement. Recognise deviations and risks and make recommendations to Site Manager and Project Manager to enable resolution.
    • Maintain daily contact with Site and Project Managers, ensuring open and effective communication, and immediate escalation of issues as appropriate.
    • Provide weekly construction overall reporting as required.
    • Manage the Site Construction Team to ensure effective and timely response to all troubleshooting and problem-solving needs.
    • Manage the Construction Team to ensure Construction milestones, and Mechanical Completion etc. activities and documentation are planned, executed and controlled.
    • Develop, implement and periodically review the Construction Worksite EHS Plan ensuring it is updated as necessary to reflect all site conditions.
    • Be responsible for reporting any significant near miss, first-aid, medical treatment, lost time, recordable or pollution incidents to the appropriate agencies and to the Site Manager, and all necessary management staff
    • Ensure that adequately resourced and competent Contractors are employed. 
    • Develop overall coordination and co-operation of contractors in order to minimize interface problems.
    • Ensure that effective coordination and communication exists between AP and contractors
    • Ensure that all risks and significant environmental aspects are identified on site for all activities.  Ensure that these risks are communicated to the appropriate contractors (records of communications should be retained). 
    • Ensure competent persons have retained and have reviewed copies of contractor’s risk assessments, work method statements, EHS plan to ensure they meet the requirements of AP work practices.
    • As necessary, ensure adequate permit to work programs are in place for different phases and aspects of the project
    • Ensure contractors understand and embrace the AP JSA (job safety analysis) system and implement with their workforce.
    • Ensure that Contractors have been made aware of their roles and responsibilities regarding safe working procedures and that both Contractors and workers comply with any site rules which have been set out in the Worksite EHS Plan and EHS Instruction to Contractors.
    • Ensure that all workers are informed of and consulted on EH&S matters which may affect them at regular times throughout the project.
    • Attend and chair regular meetings involving all Contractor’s Senior Representatives and Client.
    • Ensure that processes are in place which ensures competence of AP field staff in relation to their EHS responsibilities.
    • Monitor health safety and environmental performance.
    • Ensure all relevant plans and documents are in place to support the project as necessary.
    • Follow all relevant EHS codes of practice.
    • Actively take part in the safety program and lead by example when on site
    • Hold people accountable in relation to their duties as written within this plan.
    • Delegate responsibilities as necessary, to suitably qualified personnel to ensure the objectives of this plan are met
    • Oversee and coordinate the work of PMC Quality Control Group and the construction contractors assigned to a project.  This is also applicable during the commissioning/start-up period where vendor and Operations representatives are present.
    • Monitor and assure contractor’s compliance to all application AP construction specifications and contract drawings. 
    • Work with PMC Quality Group inspect the work of each contractor and make sure the quality of workmanship and materials meet contract requirements.
    • Make arrangements for receipt, inventory, storage, and safe handling of materials and equipment purchased by Air Products which are delivered directly to the job site. 
    • Arrange for witnessing the testing of all systems and maintain a log as indicated (Quality Control/Quality Assurance Guidelines). 
    • Ensure the contractor arranges for tests such as x-rays, concrete tests, soil compaction, hi-pot tests, etc.

The required Education and Experience

  • Appropriate engineering degree
  • 15 years construction experience with 5 years as a General Construction Superintendent
  • Strong construction management experience of large multi discipline sites
  • Team Player
  • Strong and effective leader and coordinator
  • Organized, disciplined, able to perform under pressure and manage multiple priorities and parallel tasks
  • Strong Microsoft software skills, particularly Excel
  • Strong report writing skills
  • Middle East project experience
  • Experience of working on camp-based construction sites in remote Middle East locations
  • Experience of working in multicultural project teams
  • Strong negotiating skills



Recommended Skills

  • Communication
  • Construction
  • Construction Quality Management
  • Diversity Awareness
  • Earned Value Management
  • Leadership
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