Mining Construction Superintendent (SMPEI)

  • Full-time
  • Department: Field Construction Management
  • Market Segment: Mining, Infrastructure, and Construction

Company Description

Bantrel is proud to be a leading provider of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) services in Canada.

Since our inception in 1983, we have delivered end-to-end solutions for some of Canada’s most challenging and complex energy, mining and infrastructure projects, with an unrelenting focus on safety, while delivering to the highest degree of quality. Bantrel performs design and procurement services from our Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto offices and delivers construction management and self perform construction services at various Client sites across Canada.

Our global reach and local touch is demonstrated by our affiliation with our parent company, Bechtel Corporation, one of the largest EPC companies in the world, and with McCaig Investments, a Canadian owned private company with longstanding ties to the local business community.

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Job Description

Hatch and Bantrel have formed the Hatch Bantrel Joint Venture (HBJV) to execute engineering and construction on the BHP Jansen Potash Mine Project in Saskatchewan. After successfully completing the Definition Phase Study for the project, the HBJV is currently carrying out the Detailed Engineering Phase for the Processing, Non-Process Infrastructure (NPI) and Mining Areas of the 4.5 Mtpa Stage 1 Potash Mine. With a published TIC of US $5.3-5.7 Billion this will represent one of the largest projects and private investments in Canada. The HBJV will use a hybrid of best-in-class new developing technologies and systems as well as the proven HBJV suite of tools to execute this exciting project. 

Reporting to the Mining General Superintendent, the Mining Construction Superintendent will manage the 24-7 coordination of mining contractors for the field execution of the work within shafts and underground development.  They will be responsible for ensuring the Contractors and their construction execution work is properly planned and ready in accordance with engineering drawings, and that the work complies with the site requirements, focusing priorities on safety, risk, and quality.  They will drive field execution decisions with Contractors to optimize “best for project” schedule and construction delivery.  They will foster a Team Jansen approach to construction execution and assist in solving work face problems with the Contractors. 

* Please note this position is not eligible for a relocation subsidy or living out allowance. This will be a camp position on a 14 day on 7 day off rotation.

In this full-time permanent role, you will be a champion of diversity & inclusion.


  • Ensures the effective implementation of Jansen Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) processes, plans, procedures and ensure alignment with the project goals
  • Champions (and participates in) the field leadership program
  • Supervises and coordinates construction operations
  • Deals directly with contractors in the field
  • Reviews Contractor 3 Week Look Ahead and 3 Day Plans for issues and opportunities
  • Attends Construction Pre-start Alignment Meetings, Contractor Daily Production meetings, and Ready-To-Execute Work (RTEW) meetings for identification of planned activities and permitting requirements for upcoming shifts, taking actions identified and expediting closeout
  • Reviews and approves contractor LEMS and daily permits
  • Determines resourcing requirements, coordinates established area operational plans, schedules work to be performed and reviews work accomplished by each craft
  • Monitors and ensures assigned construction contractor’s activities and performance follows specifications and is within schedule and budget
  • Supports Field Engineering in the resolution of technical queries and Quality in the NCR process
  • Identifies and manages field changes
  • Coordinates the preparation of contract change orders, change notices, etc.
  • Reports progress and challenges up to Mining General Superintendent
  • Liaises with Field Engineering, Cost and Planning, Quality Control, HSE and others as required
  • Prepares reports and forecasts, including summary of construction project, job and personnel capacity / effort forecasts and expenditures forecast
  • Ensures they are adhering to and exhibiting Jansen core values
  • Contributing to constructability reviews to ensure upcoming scopes are thoroughly planned and do not include fatal flaws
  • Strong participation in the Jansen Risk Program as a Risk Owner or Control Owner
  • Develops a culture of inclusion and diversity in the contractors
  • Ensures accountable areas are in compliance with OH&S and Mines regulations
  • Works closely with other Superintendents within the Mining IPT and will be required to backfill for them during shift and when on leave
  • Operates day-to-day ensuring that activities are prioritized in line with broader objectives
  • Ensures that they are managing their time effectively and adhering to deadlines


  • Operations / Trade background or bachelor’s degree in Engineering with relevant levels of work experience in SMPEI surface, mining construction or operations
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience within shaft or mining construction. Experience in Potash is preferred.
  • Ability to work flexibly within the Superintendent team; requires basic understanding of all disciplines (i.e., structural, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation) to be able to cover any portion of the construction
  • A good understanding of Work Face Planning implementation and demonstrated ability to review detailed work plans for fatal flaws, poor optimization, and interface issues within and external to the plan
  • Understanding of quality management systems and auditing processes related to major project delivery or program management
  • Working knowledge of single or multi-discipline construction operations relating to field activities, occupational Health and Safety regulations, WCB provisions and Labour Relations Code
  • A demonstrated ability to work with (and lead) people and build working relationships that lead to high performance outcomes
  • Ability to foster an inclusive environment for their team while grounding to the Jansen core values
  • Motivate themselves and peers to promote and engage in team building and relationship building activities
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders including functional managers and discipline leads on the project, vendors and contractors. Good knowledge of MS Office is required.
  • High attention to detail, motivation, and commitment to quality outcomes.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and quickly comprehend new concepts and technologies
  • Demonstrated strong troubleshooting, analytical and problem-solving skills including root cause analysis training
  • Flexibility of roster rotation at times to accommodate early planning in the office, dayshift and nightshift for a 24-7 construction execution schedule.

Additional Information

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for further review will be contacted. All other resumes will be retained for future consideration.

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