Black & McDonald’s Western Utilities team is growing! If you are committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

Typically reporting to the Project Manager, or Division Manager the Utility Superintendent is responsible to manage and oversee all field construction among various trades on a project (10M – 30M+) or across a portfolio of work including planning, organizing, directing and controlling various aspects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and provide leadership for health, safety, environment, and quality programs and policies
  • Assist Project Manager or Division Manager in the planning of assigned projects
  • Executes plan and evaluates schedules and site personnel to ensure project objectives are met
  • Provides leadership to Forman(s) and prioritizes work accordingly
  • Oversees site safety and quality control personnel
  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff
  • Build and maintain customer and supplier/vendor relationships
  • Monitor job costing, reporting, forecasting, and productivity
  • Oversee field administration: timesheets, project reports, and material purchases
  • Review work/contracts/WIP for areas of risk and correct deficiencies
  • Read and interpret reports, such as job cost, labour, projection sheets, and PO entries
  • Acts as brand ambassador for Black & McDonald


  • Change Orientation
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuous Learning
  • Customer Focus
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable
  • Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Values and Respects Others


  • Trade Qualification and/or have a Technical Diploma or Engineering Degree background to complement 10+ years field experience.


  • 10+ years of field experience in utilities construction


  • Advanced supervisory and leadership Skills
  • Advanced site safety supervision
  • Ability to read drawings and project/structural design interpretation
  • Building materials and systems
  • Proven planning and scheduling skills
  • Contract management
  • Risk management
  • Dispute resolution and negotiation skills
  • Utility experience (streetlight & Traffic)
  • Road overhead sign experience
  • Ground disturbance, cable & conduit trenching, excavation & backfilling experience

Proficient user of:

  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Project)
  • Willing and able to travel within Alberta
  • Valid Alberta Driver’s License

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.