Scaffolding Super

  • Position Type: Contract

Role Overview:

The Scaffolding Superintendent will be responsible for supervising and directing activities of construction craft within an assigned area of responsibility. Receives routine supervision from Area Superintendent and direction in the performance of assigned responsibility.



Primary responsibilities and associated duties include:

  • Directs craft activities, through craft supervision, within the area of responsibility. 
  • Monitors and ensures that the quality of work performed meets requirements.
  • Analyzes workforce, material, and equipment requirements, and coordinates the area discipline work plan requirements with others as designated by the Area Superintendent.
  • Implements and enforces policies, procedures and related work rules as established by field construction management.
  • Prepares reports and forecasts, as required, and keeps supervisors informed on progress of overall assigned activities.
  • Assists Area Superintendent in the preparation of construction methods, schedules, manning charts, and material and equipment requirements.
  • Supervises and directs subordinate non-manual personnel, as assigned.
  • Ensures Zero Accident Philosophy and requirements are implemented and adhered to by craft and others when in the operational area, and tools and equipment are in safe condition and operated safely.
  • Main scope will be providing scaffolds in pipe racks for pipefitters, welders, painters, insulators, electricians hanging scaffolds, cantilevered, systems scaffolds and tube and clip (fitting)

Some scaffolds will be near or over water in marine environment at jettys and docks. Scaffolding for turbine decks, compressors, generators, pumps motors, gearboxes, tanks.

  • The Superintendent Scaffolding is responsible for overseeing up to 200 scaffolders, Foreman & General Foreman - there will be several crews each with their own Foreman and groups answering to General Foreman.
  • The Superintendent Scaffolding will be responsible to plan work with the Area Superintendent’s direction according to project schedule, assist in writing requisitions for additional manpower, assist in ordering tools and equip for the Scaffolding group.
  • Assist in Maintaining a min / max system for tools & consumables for Scaffolding group.
  • Thorough knowledge of all types of tube and clip and systems scaffold is essential.
  • Managing & Maintaining scaffold erection and inspection logs for the scaffold tag system.
  • A thorough knowledge of Lock Out Tag Out procedures for working around energized equipment.
  • The Scaffolding Superintendent will have shared responsibility to manage the scaffold yard, schedule and perform preventative maintenance and repair of all scaffolding components
  • Assist the Area Superintendent in managing all scaffolders and ensure a period of time spent onsite in the onsite scaffold yard to familiarize themselves with all the different types of scaffolding that we have and to learn the handling, loading, unloading, sorting, maintenance system.
  • The maintaining of all scaffolding equipment and the efficiency of the sites scaffold yard is key to our success as the scaffolding group.
  • Assist the Area Superintendent in managing subcontractors use of Bechtel scaffolding materials and ensure all materials are brought back into our scaffold yard. 


Essential Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of a single or multi-discipline construction or engineering operation relating to field activities.
  • Knowledge of the Project ES&H Handbook, the Supervisors ES&H Manual, the Project Safety Management Plan and the Bechtel Core Processes. Knowledge is normally acquired through:
    • Educational training in general engineering, or
    • Courses in construction technology and management, and/or
    • Work experience in craft, non-technical or technical positions. Position Skills (This section further defines the position by listing key skills and experience. Proficiency levels range from lowest to highest: Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert)
  • Work includes field inspections and the physical ability to conduct field inspections which require the following activities:?extensive walking in and around a construction site, climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, working on elevated platforms, working on uneven surfaces, and working in small or confined spaces. Some lifting may be required. Must have the ability to walk into and out of the project (enter/egress). Must be able to use appropriate standard issued personal protective equipment (PPE) required for each assigned task (i.e. body harness, life vest, etc.)
  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Must be able to work flexible hours, occasional weekends, and potential night shifts to support construction site needs


Physical Requirements:

  • The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.
  • The worker is subject to sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • The worker is subject to the following physical activities:
    • Standing
    • Reaching
    • Walking
    • Grasping
    • Feeling
    • Talking
    • Hearing
    • Repetitive Motion


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