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Construction Superintendent

  • Job reference: NA-003187
  • Sector: Construction, Roads & Bridges, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: Austin

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.


Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.


Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our  Austin, TX Construction Management Group as a Construction Superintendent.


Under direction, organizes field observation and monitoring of contractors' substantial compliance with contracts so that project quality, cost control and established completion schedule are met by contractor. NOTE: Incumbents do not supervise any contractor activities and are not responsible for job site safety.

  • Analyzes construction project requirements in terms of personnel required for observation of construction progress and for testing and sampling of materials.
  • Schedules and oversees the work of internal staff assigned to observation and testing activities.
  • Observes construction progress in the field and writes reports to record observations and summarize test results. 
  • Monitors contractors' progress against established schedule.
  • Reviews payment requests and authorizes payments up to assigned dollar limit, or submits them to more senior personnel for authorization.
  • Recommends solutions to field construction problems, acting as intermediary between contractor and internal staff.
  • Provides input for the preparation of final estimate package.
  • Performs such other duties as the supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, or related field and four years related experience. 
  • With Associate's degree, twelve years of related experience. 
  • Without a degree, fourteen years related experience is required.
  • Previous experience with TXDOT and/or TXDOT Projects preferred.
  • Must meet TXDOT-Specific Construction Superintendent experience requirements.

  • Good Mathematical, communications, analytical, computer, and organizational skills.

  • Certification may be required in areas applicable to work assignments and as required by clients.

  • Requirements typically include: ability to walk long distances, climb ladders, stoop, squat and crawl down into ditches; ability to observe construction activities and distinguish colors; and ability to perceive back-up alarms and other warnings. 
  • Must be able to work outdoors in varying temperatures and weather conditions, subject to insects, flooded terrain and equipment/traffic hazards. Job also requires ability to process paper and electronic documents and utilize computer. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 
  • Job also requires ability to plan and prioritize tasks, and review contract documents, project plans and progress reports. 
  • If position requires driving company vehicle, incumbent must have valid driver's license and a driving record that meets company policy.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


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