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Superintendent - Highway Maintenance

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Location: Leduc, AB, Canada
Date Posted:
Job ID: R19168
Job Status: Full-Time

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Job Summary:

Join our growing Highway Maintenance team and play a key role in the successful delivery of highway infrastructure maintenance and small construction activities in Northwest Alberta. These long-term contracts provide the opportunity to establish roots in a local community, build exceptional relationships and lead a diverse team of highway maintenance professionals committed to the challenge of keeping Alberta’s highways safe.

You will be responsible for the successful operation of the Leduc, Warburg, Fort Saskatchewan, and Morinville highway maintenance contracts and oversee a team of direct reports who manage daily operations. This role requires a leader who is a great communicator, who can seamlessly blend contractual requirements with safety, quality, efficiency, and productivity to assist others in successful contract delivery. You bring exceptional planning and critical thinking skills to be able to best respond to emerging and changing conditions while remaining focused on the overall goal. You have a demonstrated track record of leadership, building relationships, commitment to your teams and a burning desire for continuous improvement. Be part of a community, be part of a larger team and contribute to the growth of Ledcor Highway Ltd. (LHL) business in North America.

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Essential Responsibilities

  • Utilize excellent communication skills to successfully deliver the contract requirements through the front-line leaders.  Provide overall and strategic direction to team to meet contract and schedule requirements
  • Ensure the project’s key performance objectives (cost, schedule, safety, quality, environmental, owner satisfaction, and subcontract relationships) are achieved in the field
  • Lead the front-line leaders in schedule development and implementation and assist the leaders in ensuring appropriate resources are in place, proper planning and execution plans are completed and objectives achieved
  • Continually assess ongoing operations and adherence to key performance metrics while coaching and mentoring front-line leaders in their individual and team development
  • Provide leadership in health, safety, and environmental protection on the projects to promote overall compliance of Ledcor HS&E standards, applicable OH&S Acts, regulations and codes with all employees and subcontractors on the project
  • Ensure that all scopes of work are completed in accordance with all contractual and internal Ledcor requirements
  • Ensure that all quality objectives are understood and achieved
  • Provide field oversight of all field operations to achieve contract schedules and budgets including progress tracking to proactively identify and respond to budget challenges
  • Responsible for reviewing daily, weekly, and monthly financial reports to ensure targets are achieved.  Utilizes exceptional coaching and mentoring skills to improve performance when required
  • Manage project risk in accordance with Ledcor policies and requirements at the field level
  • Ensure that all subcontract management processes are understood, in place and are fully compliant in the field
  • Develop a deep understanding of the contract, contractual requirements and assist with client negotiations on field-related issues
  • Develop a strong understanding of the Collective Agreement and act as a resource to other operational leaders in effective administration of the Agreement
  • Ensure adherence to Ledcor’s fleet and asset management processes including assisting in the development of strategic planning, capital purchases and leading continuous improvement initiatives to support effective asset management and utilization strategies


  • Minimum 5 years of highway maintenance or construction experience in a similar direct supervisory role
  • Combination of work experience and/or technical training in an industry related trade certification/education program
  • Completion of post-secondary education in civil engineering/technology, construction management, or a related field would be an asset
  • Direct project experience in highway, infrastructure, bridge maintenance will be highly regarded
  • Previous experience managing bridge and highway projects will be an asset
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to exceptional Health, Safety, Environment and Quality
  • Demonstrated planning and scheduling skills
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new skills and develop competency in the unique aspects of the highway maintenance industry
  • Demonstrated understanding of continuous improvement, ISO or other management systems is a key attribute
  • Demonstrated understanding of quality management, quality objectives, quality control and quality assurance is a key attribute
  • Experience in the leadership and execution of performance-based or end-product specification activities is key attribute

Work Conditions 

  • Applicants that reside in Leduc, Warburg, Fort Saskatchewan, and Morinville will be given preference due to the nature of the work 
  • As LHL is obligated to respond to various weather patterns, some shift work, on-call, and night shift will be required
  • Work will be outdoors in various weather conditions 



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Company Description

The Ledcor Group of Companies is one of North America’s most diversified construction companies. Ledcor is a company built on a rich history of long-standing project successes. 

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page.

Adjustments will be provided in all parts of our hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance by submitting a request via email.

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