Construction Superintendent/Operator – Midwest

Construction Superintendent/Operator – Midwest

With over 20 years of experience in the offshore oil and gas sector, Submar, LLC., entered into the onshore erosion control business in 1997. We’ve achieved success in the onshore oil and gas market protecting shallow-covered and exposed pipelines with various erosion control solutions for over 90% of major pipeline companies. Submar works closely with all levels of federal, state, and local project stakeholders during the planning and implementation of these projects. This includes full compliance with erosion and sedimentation control standards, allowing clients to streamline their projects with our turnkey services.

Superintendent/Operator Job Description

The Construction Superintendent/Operator is responsible for operating heavy equipment that excavates, backfills, and grades land to prepare it for construction of civil and erosion control types of projects Submar, LLC. undertakes nation-wide. The Construction Superintendent also supervises a construction crew of one Foreman and two Laborers.  Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for jobsite operations including onsite activities of Submar, subcontractors, suppliers, clients and their representatives, and others as may be assigned within the area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for the field workforce organization to ensure the jobsite organization is comprised of qualified and knowledgeable personnel and ensures effective personnel utilization.
  • Plans and implements procedures to ensure construction operations are continuously adhering to engineering designs, specifications, quality standards, schedules and budget.
  • Ensures that Submar and local/national regulatory safety codes, requirements and standards are being incorporated into all aspects of construction operations.
  • Performs daily safety tailgate meetings with crew, client and subcontractors.
  • Performs general administrative functions inherent to jobsite supervisory positions such as timesheets, expense reports, project-related deliverables, and job-completion files.
  • Ensures corporate policies and procedures are fully implemented.
  • Establishes field procedures and objectives within corporate policies and procedures, as necessitated by conditions at a jobsite.
  • Responsible for overall supervision of personnel in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Completes work according to all environmental requirements as applicable.
  • Obtains and maintains various Operator Qualifications for pipeline projects.
  • Participates in all assigned safety trainings and company-mandated tasks.
  • Uses survey gear to shoot line and grade for projects.
  • Communicates with internal Project Manager to execute field work.
  • Maintains inventory of Submar assets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record is required.
  • A high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent is preferred.
  • 15+ years’ experience working in the pipeline construction industry is required.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a supervisory/managerial role is required.
  • 10+ years’ in an engineering/design and construction capacity for pipeline projects is preferred.
  • Experience operating heavy machinery, such as excavators, loaders, off road trucks, dozers, motor graders, and other heavy civil machinery is required.
  • Good working knowledge of planning and coordination in procurement logistics support.
  • Experience at a basic level in the following Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook are required.
  • The ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with other individuals, teams, and customers in a business like and professional manner is required.
  • Takes initiative and is proactive in addressing issues.
  • Ability to juggle competing priorities, multi-task and change direction with a variety of workplace tasks.
  • Ability to demonstrate conscientiousness, dependability and commitment to the role, team and company.
  • Ability to take action to achieve goals beyond what is required.
  • The ability to remain focused and on task through completion despite setbacks.
  • The ability to keep deadline/cost commitments using sound business judgment and professionalism.
  • The commitment to continuous improvement of self, processes, projects, and overall business.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
  • This position requires extensive travel.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Submar offers competitive compensation and benefits packages. If you would like to inquire about available opportunities with Submar, please download and complete our  Employment Application and Email Us.