Marine Heavy Civil Superintendent - Iowa (C.J. Mahan Construction Company, LLC)

Des Moines, IA posted on October 26

About C.J. Mahan Construction:

We are dedicated to providing rewarding careers to our employees.  We offer competitive salaries and benefits, as well as opportunities for advancement.

Job Description

C.J Mahan is in search of an experienced marine heavy civil bridge superintendent. The ideal candidate will be responsible for project field operations assigned in order to achieve timely and profitable completion. The Superintendent directly supervises field labor force. This position must demonstrate strong leadership, organizational and time management skills, and be able to communicate effectively and professionally with the client.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the safety of all assigned employees and subcontractors to ensure the safe execution of all activities, including the strict adherence to company safety policies and programs through the communication and enforcement of the Company Safety and Health Management Program, including the ability to independently stop work for a safety violation or suspected safety violation.
  • Monitor and report project labor, materials, subcontractors and equipment as work progresses and take necessary actions to control as he or she shall determine, suggesting alternatives to mitigate delays and interface issues during design changes and ongoing construction.
  • Has accountability for schedule input and adherence, cost, quality, and project profitability.
  • Support positive relationships with clients, designers, consultants and the community.
  • Prepare and submit daily reports documenting jobsite progress and conditions for payment purposes.
  • Attend and participate in project meetings.
  • Supervise and direct craft through planning, means and methods, manpower requirements, material quantities, equipment needs, and work schedule. This includes directly hiring craft personnel, renting equipment and submitting dispatcher requests.
  • Notification of marine equipment moves to/from water and land; as well as marine fleet movement through the marine fleet notification email group.
  • Fully understand project equipment and materials.
  • Coordinate assigned work with different crafts, subcontractors and inspection staffs.
  • Perform monthly performance evaluations of lead craft personnel
  • Perform monthly safety project audits

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed as deemed appropriate by management at any time.

Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding Labor Regulations
  • Understanding of project budget and quantities
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Computer proficient with ability to adapt to new innovations and processes
  • Broad understanding of construction industry
  • Function effectively within a team unit
  • Understanding of construction documents and drawings
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Understanding of construction documents and drawings
  • Capable of leading and managing craft and non-craft employees
  • Qualified Rigger and Signal Person

Education and/or Experience

  • Basic knowledge of construction industry including equipment, labor, means and methods, codes and standards
  • Experience in heavy civil construction required of at least 5 years
  • OSHA 30-Hour Construction Certification
  • First Aid/CPR certification


Must be willing to temporarily relocate on an as-needed basis. Works in conjunction with Project Management Team. Supported by Director of Operations and Logistics.




C.J. Mahan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing law. Minorities and females encouraged to apply.