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Chenega Corporation General (Civil-MEP) Superintendent in Ottawa, Ontario


General (Civil-MEP) Superintendent

Ottawa, Canada

Are you ready to enhance your skills and build your career in a rapidly evolving business climate? Are you looking for a career where professional development is embedded in your employer’s core culture? If so, Chenega Military, Intelligence & Operations Support (MIOS) could be the place for you! Join our team of professionals who support large-scale government operations by leveraging cutting-edge technology and take your career to the next level!

Chenega Worldwide Support (CWS) is a premier provider of Architecture and Engineering support services to federal customers around the world. Founded in 2016 to support federal operations OCONUS, CWS holds to its mission that no matter the location, we are there to get the job done.

We are seeking a highly skilled, self-motivated professional to support our program, to provide a design/build solution to the US State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), at the US Embassy, in Ottawa, Canada.

You will be a member of a team of construction professionals implementing a significant modification/upgrade to the facility’s mechanical and electrical systems. OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, functional, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to the host nation and support the department’s achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives abroad.

The General (Civil-MEP) Superintendent is responsible for the overall Civil and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) field works on a project, ensuring contract compliance about all works, and ensuring all works are completed concerning safety, scheduling, budget, quality, and customer satisfaction. The General (Civil-MEP) Superintendent directs the day-to-day coordination of civil, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trade contractors and their sub-contractors (and/or self-performed works) to ensure work meets or exceeds the contract requirements.


Work you’ll do

As a General (Civil-MEP) Superintendent within our OBO team, you will:

  • Assist the Project Manager and Project Scheduler to develop project construction schedules detailing the timing of material delivery, subcontractor work schedules, and overall project plans.

  • Advise the Project Manager of circumstances and issues that will have a significant impact on the project schedule.

  • Prepare and maintain reports on company policies, procedures, and contract requirements that accurately describe project status.

  • Document issues and problems that have developed and provide reasonable remedies for their resolution.

  • Verify the accuracy of drawing plan measurements of floors, walls, ceilings, etc.

  • Identify discrepancies and take corrective action with Estimating or Project Manager.

  • Schedule the routing and delivery of materials and take appropriate precautions to ensure job-site security.

  • Co-chair weekly project construction meetings with subcontractors, architects, engineers, other vendors, and owners to discuss project status.

  • Document issues that impact the project schedule or will impact the project budget and assign resolution to appropriate individuals in attendance.

  • Make active attempts to resolve labor disputes and personnel problems.

  • Elevate unresolved issues to Project Manager when needed.

  • Establish effective working relationships with clients, architects, building managers, building engineers, and others.

  • Actively enforce all building regulations regarding noise, use of elevators, security, etc.

  • Maintain adequate and competent subcontractor labor crews as approved to complete timely and quality work.

  • Schedule and coordinate work crews consistent with project demands and schedule.

  • Supervise the work of crews to ensure work is completed as contracted with a minimal punch list.

  • Meet daily with subcontractors to ensure daily schedules and task lists are understood.

  • Take necessary steps to maintain general conditions so costs are within the budgeted amounts.

  • Review invoices from subcontractors and vendors and recommend approval or modification to Project Manager.

  • Document all field changes and “as-built conditions” every week.

  • Assist the Project Manager and/or Estimators by reviewing bid documents and estimates from a logistics, scope of items, and general field perspective.

  • Review design documents, specifications, equipment submittals, and shop drawings for functional capabilities, performance, monitoring capabilities, and the ability of the systems to meet the design requirements.

  • Interact with installing trade contractors and witness daily construction, start-ups, contractor testing, performance testing, document/track field inspections/observations & deficiencies, and related reporting.

  • Prepare and/or assist the Project Manager in the preparation of plans, schedules, and documents.

  • Prepare and execute equipment/system protocols, and pre-functional and functional checklists.

  • Develop, document, and communicate the Civil and MEP work plans regarding changes made in the field, particularly regarding long-lead equipment and systems procurement and delivery.

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of contract documents to be able to plan and anticipate potential problems before they arise.

  • Obtain or verify that the contractors and subcontractors obtain all necessary permits for construction purposes.

  • Ensure the work is performed in a safe and quality manner.

  • Establish credibility among owners, trade contractors, unions, etc. by maintaining a fair and trustworthy environment.

  • Lead Civil and MEP work progress and coordination meetings regularly.

  • Maintain daily reports and documentation and update the project schedule, create, and implement contingency plans when necessary.

  • Communicate schedule status, updates, and changes to the project team and procurement/contracting plan, and coordinate and manage job site logistics.

  • Manage the final project commissioning and ensure contract compliance with project close-out procedures.

  • Supervise the project to ensure project KPIs for Safety, Productivity, and Quality (ie: Contract Compliance) are fully met.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, or other technical engineering degree) preferred

  • 10+ years of experience required

  • International experience with USACE and/or US State Dept (OBO) required

  • Background check required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance is required

  • Strong technical and communication skills, with excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to changing requirements

  • Ability to work in a team environment and collaborate daily with the project team

  • Proficient in construction documentation and drawing literate, with knowledge of all phases of construction, divisions of work, methods, materials, scheduling, and cost control

  • Strong knowledge and appreciation of USACE EM385 construction safety processes and ability to enforce the project safety plan

  • Experience in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, and Building Automation systems, as well as the commissioning of these systems on similar/relevant projects

  • Ability to interact with installing contractors and manage/perform field execution of commissioning documents, generate field reports, punch lists, summary reports, O&M Manuals, O&M training, etc, and manage and/or prepare project closeout as per contract requirements

How you’ll grow

At Chenega MIOS, our professional development plan focuses on helping our team members at every level of their careers to identify and use their strengths to do their best work every day. From entry-level employees to senior leaders, we believe there’s always room to learn.

We offer opportunities to help sharpen skills in addition to hands-on experience in the global, fast-changing business world. From on-the-job learning experiences to formal development programs, our professionals have a variety of opportunities to continue to grow throughout their careers.


At Chenega MIOS, we know that great people make a great organization. We value our team members and offer them a broad range of benefits.

Learn more about what working at Chenega MIOS can mean for you.

Chenega MIOS’s culture

Our positive and supportive culture encourages our team members to do their best work every day. We celebrate individuals by recognizing their uniqueness and offering them the flexibility to make daily choices that can help them be healthy, centered, confident, and aware. We offer well-being programs and continuously look for new ways to maintain a culture where we excel and lead healthy, happy lives.

Corporate citizenship

Chenega MIOS is led by a purpose to make an impact that matters. This purpose defines who we are and extends to relationships with our clients, our team members, and our communities. We believe that business has the power to inspire and transform. We focus on education, giving, skill-based volunteerism, and leadership to help drive positive social impact in our communities.

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