Superintendant/ Works Manager

05 Apr 2017

The Superintendent (often under the general direction of the Works Manager or Project Manager) manages and supervises the execution of projects or parts of projects.

Main tasks Superintendant

The size and complexity of a project determine which of the tasks referred to below are performed by the Superintendent for the project in question and also the extent of independence that the Superintendent has in this respect.

  1. Making on-site preparations for the project to be performed: mobilisation, installation and demobilisation. 
  2. Using the project planning to draw up a detail planning for that part of the project for which he/she is responsible and monitoring the progress of that part (the right people, equipment and material at the right place at the right time). 
  3. Supervising details and dimensions. 
  4. Managing, instructing, adjusting and motivating the various teams of workers, both Boskalis employees (suction staff, stone dumping staff, Assistant Superintendents, etc.) and employees of subcontractors and operators of rented machines. 
  5. In the case of defects to machinery, systems and equipment, informing the TD and following up the defects. 
  6. Being responsible for updating a daily site report, including work performed (amounts dredged and dredge depth), materials used, weather data, personnel deployed, equipment and subcontractors. Drawing up weekly and operational reports. 
  7. Checking the work for proper execution and quality, as well as following up and optimising the productions. 
  8. Indicating and reporting deviations with respect to the contract, e.g. deviating soil conditions or deviations with    respect to the original planning. 
  9. Maintaining and encouraging a good relationship with the client and holding consultations with its supervisors. 
  10. Estimating and dealing with risks with respect to soil conditions, feasibility, etc. 
  11. Executing HSE and QA plan. 
  12. Empathising with the project-related tasks of the Works Manager for the purposes of deputising in his or her absence.

Main tasks Work Manager

  1. Preparing and supervising the project (mobilisation, installation and demobilisation), site design, importing and exporting equipment and materials.
  2. Assisting the Project Manager or Project Director during the drawing up of the execution plans and possibly the work budget, discussing the execution principles, assessing and planning material use and deployment.
  3. Managing, instructing, steering and motivating Superintendents, crew, fleet staff, TD’s and Surveyors at work- Ensuring a connection between quay staff and the ship.
  4. Maintaining and encouraging a satisfactory relationship and consulting with client’s supervisors, JV partners and third partners.
  5. Planning the required staff, crew and the required equipment at the project. Drawing up and checking leave schedules.
  6. After consultation with the Project Manager or Director, drawing up estimates of the material requirements, desired delivery times and production times.
  7. Issuing advice regarding the purchase of new material and desired adjustments to existing equipment.
  8. In consultation with the TD and Survey, developing a policy for the required auxiliary equipment and spare parts.
  9. Being responsible for the in and out survey of the equipment.
  10. Pre-selecting materials and subcontractors, holding preparatory discussions with contractors, suppliers of materials, machine rent businesses etc and drawing up contracts.
  11. Identifying and reporting deviations with respect to the contract.
  12. Performing work progress checks and, if necessary, taking measures to deal with any shortcomings. Reporting on progress checks during construction and staff meetings.
  13. Supplying data for instalments and bills for work performed.
  14. Being proactive with production-optimisation and cost monitoring.
  15. Responsible for keeping a site diary and supplying data for the project and final reports.
  16. Implementing and approving the HSE and QA plan.
  17. Understanding the project-related tasks of the project manager so as to be able to deputise during his/her absence

Required Knowledge & Experience Superintendant

  • At least a secondary vocational working level and intellectual ability
  • Knowledge of Office software
  • English language (written and spoken)
  • Knowledge of quality and safety systems          
  • Basic knowledge of dimension technology
  • Practical experience with and insight into the operation of equipment and auxiliary equipment
  • Practical experience with projects relating to some of the following areas:
  • stone dumping, bank protection, bed protection, currents and tides, jetties and groynes or
  • hopper work, cutter work, backhoes, clamshells, grabs, dumping, environmental dredging, small-scale dredging or  pipes and ducts, landfalls and outfalls

Required Knowledge & Experience Works Manager

  • Higher professional working level and intellectual ability.
  • Knowledge of and wide experience with techniques and work processes used.
  • Knowledge of quality and safety systems.
  • Project Management
  • Knowledge of Office Software
  • Local laws and regulations, including obtaining permits.
  • Fire fighting, survival at sea, VOL-VCA safety diploma for operational managers and First Aid.
  • English language (written and spoken)
Boskalis core competenciesExamples of behaviour
  • You help find solutions to problems.
  • You work with other Boskalis departments and in doing so put common interests above your own.
  • You contribute ideas and work with others to achieve common goals
Enterprising spirit
  • You enquire about the needs of your customers and adapt to changing expectations.
  • You ensure or contribute to the performance of a business analysis (costs/benefits) for all activities
  • You listen to constructive criticism and are prepared to improve your own performance where possible.
  • You have high expectations of your own performance and strive to deliver the best quality possible.
  • You adhere to norms and values, even when this leads to disadvantages, tension or conflicts.
  • You do what you say you will do, and you keep promises and agreements

Equal Opportunities

  • Treating all fellow colleagues and clients equally.  No client or colleague will be treated less favorably because of their race, colour, religion or belief, nationality ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability or marital or civil partner.

 Health & Safety

  • Adopt the NINA Values and Rules, i.e. “My role according to NINA”
  • Comply with the BWL SHE-Q System policies and procedures, applicable to your role and function
Job-specific competencies

Examples of behaviour

Planning and Organising
  • Setting objectives and priorities effectively and indicating the required time, actions and means to achieve certain goals.
  • Taking decisions by means of actions or adopting a position by expressing an opinion.
  •  Trying to convince others of a certain viewpoint and attempting to gain approval by using the correct arguments and methods.
  •  Actively focusing on achieving results and objectives and being prepared to intervene in the case of disappointing results
 Being immune to stress
  • Continuing to perform effectively under pressure of time, in the case of setbacks, disappointment or opposition.
 Loyalty to the organisation
  • Bringing own behaviour into line with the culture, requirements, priorities and aims of the organisation
Boskalis Westminster
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Superintendant/ Works Manager
35 – 45k dependent on experience