Clamshell & Marine Works Superintendent

Fraser River Pile & Dredge (GP) Inc. (FRPD) is Canada’s largest Marine & Infrastructure, Land Foundations and Dredging contractor. The company is privately owned with operations mainly in Western Canada and projects reaching to the far north and eastward all across the country.

FRPD is a growing, award-winning company with opportunities for advancement. We focus on the development of talented professionals looking to take advantage of the diverse scope of our many exciting projects and offer a very strong compensation package including a comprehensive benefits package and a company paid pension plan.

This is a Senior Position requiring extensive marine derrick and clamshell dredging operations experience.

We are currently seeking a Clamshell & Marine Works Superintendent with a good understanding of marine equipment positioning methods and grade controls to supervise day to day field operations to ensure that projects are completed in a safe and efficient manner. Based out of our head-office and with extensive out of town travel as required, the Clamshell & Marine Works Superintendent will be responsible to:

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead site work teams in accordance with company Health & Safety and Quality Control Plans
  • Delegate work to field staff, subcontractors and trades people in accordance with project plans & designs
  • Work closely with equipment and yard teams to efficiently schedule the maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Drive the construction schedule to ensure project milestones and completion dates are met
  • Work with project team to issue material requisitions & confirm safe delivery to site for incorporation into the work
  • Mentor project team members in order to contribute to their development and career growth
  • Lead project meetings with internal and external stakeholders to monitor and support project progression
  • Maintain thorough daily reports accurately tracking site progress, events, inspections, and other relevant information

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • Technical training in an marine industry-related trade certification and/or education program
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience as a Clamshell and/or Marine Superintendent combined with a minimum of 10 years overall marine project site experience
  • Solid working knowledge of hydrographic surveying methodologies and bathymetric plans
  • Clear communication skills enabling collaboration with project stakeholders to interpret needs & identify solutions
  • Strong understanding of various aggregate materials properties and their use in a marine environment (structural fill, slope protection, rip rap)
  • Capable of identifying constructability issues in moderately complex situations and creating solutions within the required construction plan and schedule
  • Working knowledge of health, safety and environmental protection practices and procedures as they apply to common marine construction processes
  • Working knowledge of construction documents such as technical drawings, contracts and budget documents
  • Skilled at promoting teamwork with project teams and stakeholders to reach collaborative outcomes
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities

This position is challenging, interesting and will be well suited to an individual looking to further expand their existing skill set and build an exciting career within a strong and healthy work environment.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application by sending an Email to: careers@frpd.com (please state job title in email subject line)

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We thank all applicants for their interest; all candidates meeting the minimum experience criteria will be contacted.