Waste Management Project Superintendent- Civil Construction in Asheville, North Carolina

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company operates waste services facilities throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Waste Management expertly operates 390 collection operations, 310 transfer stations, 267 landfill disposal sites, 17 waste-to-energy plants, 120 recycling facilities, 36 organic processing facilities and 137 landfill-gas-to-energy projects. The company proudly offers its full range of environmental services to nearly 21 million residential, commercial, industrial and municipal customers.

Though large in scale, Waste Management tailors its services to each customer group and to local communities to ensure timely, effective response to customer needs. Waste Management is strongly committed to the safe and responsible management of waste, working diligently to ensure regulatory compliance and protection of human health and the environment.

Job Summary

Superintendents are responsible for the scheduling, coordinating and supervising of craft employees and assigned staff at project sites. Superintendents may also responsible for the coordination and support of subcontractor’s field operations. Superintendents work under the general guidance and direction of a Project Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizing and planning field activities for craft and equipment resources.

  • Integrate oneself and the all the crew members into a safe and efficient team

  • Oversee work performance and productivity of crafts and subcontractors to ensure project rules, procedures, specifications, safety requirements, etc. are followed.

  • Assist with selection and hiring of project craft personnel.

  • Advise project management of potential changes (scope and conditions), potential problems, work interferences, schedule difficulties, etc.; assist in circumventing /resolving such problems as required.

  • Assist in planning work schedule, determining manpower levels, material quantities, equipment requirements, etc.

  • Committed to and responsible for WM Safety Culture & actively involved in project Health and Safety, including:

  • Enforces the site and corporate Health and Safety Plans

  • Works with the site Health and Safety Officer

  • Ability to review project hazards and participate in Job Hazard Analysis

  • Perform pre-task planning

  • Brief craft before assigning new task

  • Participate in incident investigation and reporting

  • Responsible for training and mentoring of operators, laborers, and foreman.

  • Possess a safety-first mentality

  • Understands how to safely and efficiently supervise large scale heavy earth moving construction projects

  • Experience operating large scale heavy equipment

  • Experience working on projects over $10MM in contract value

  • Understands the function and intended use of construction equipment on projects and is able to train craft labor in their usage

  • Ability to review and use project schedules to plan and direct field activities.

  • Provide liaison between field engineering and crafts to ensure construction complies with drawings and specifications.

  • Ability to communicate with and lead a team composed of different crafts and subcontractors.

  • Ability to recognize potential changes and other project impacts and assist project management with notices and claims.

  • Has a working knowledge and understanding of project contract, specifications and drawings for assigned activities.

  • Possesses writing skills necessary to document project activities.

  • Possesses basic computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, etc.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with clients and subcontractors and maintain liaison with other departments, i.e., Purchasing, engineering, etc. as required to support, construction schedule.

  • Familiar with corporate SOPs and how to effectively implement the SOPs in the field.

  • Demonstrates persistence in performing job duties and demonstrates creativity in solving problems.

  • Ability to visualize how the project is to be executed, ensure vision remains aligned with Project Manager, and communicate the vision to the crews.

  • Possesses integrity & honesty toward company and clients.

  • Self-motivated and possesses desire to develop professionally and personally.

  • Ability to train and mentor Foreman and craft labor.

  • Superintendents are project site based positions that require the individual to travel and work at job sites as directed from upper management.

  • Superintendents must be able to satisfy the DMV driving qualification of WM, and remain a qualified driver.

  • Knowledge and understanding of construction scheduling, cost control and ability to control and supervise large groups.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Education and Experience

Minimum of ten years lead or supervisory experience in similar facility construction technology, methods, equipment, tools and work procedures required. Higher education may be substituted for years of experience.

High School Diploma or G.E.D. (accredited)

Working Conditions:

The majority of work is completed on job sites in an office trailer or in an existing structure. Due to daily condition changes on construction projects, when employees are outside of the office trailer or structure, they must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the company's safety policies and as required for weather conditions.

The project team and/or team member may need to move to other projected work geographic locations, if necessary.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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