Structural Superintendent

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Structural Superintendent
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Job Description:

  • Manages and coordinates the deployment and activities of structural fabrication personnel and equipment within an assigned project or area of work.
  • Ensure all work activities are undertaken in compliance with HSEQ manual, Safe Work Practises, Project Specifications, and relevant Codes and Standards.
  • Ensure efficient and effective delivery in accordance with Project Schedules.

Personnel reporting directly to this position:

  • Structural Supervisors
  • Structural Foremen
  • Structural Fitters
  • Helper

Key aims and objectives:

  • Safety of all personnel.
  • Ensure all activities are in compliance with HSEQ manual, Project Specifications and all relevant procedures.
  • Ensure fabrication tools & equipment are available for the work scope in accordance with project plans and schedules.
  • Ensure all fitters have the appropriate training and competency assessments for the work to be undertaken


  • Manage all structural fabrication/construction and associated activities carried out within assigned work area.
  • Identify in a timely manner the manpower and equipment requirements for the assigned work.
  • Allocate resources and equipment to work areas.
  • Allocation of work fronts to Structural Fabrication Supervisors.
  • Ensure assigned work is progressing in accordance with project schedules.
  • Ensure weld preparations and fit-ups are in compliance with Weld Procedure Specifications, QA/QC requirements and specified dimensional tolerances.
  • Monitor productivity, fit-up and dimensional reject rates and schedule performance and be pro-active in investigating the reasons for poor performance and implementing corrective measures.
  • Ensure all fabrication equipment is maintained in good working order.
  • Ensure all equipment being used is functioning properly and has the required certification in place.
  • Ensure fabrication equipment is made available for scheduled inspection and maintenance.
  • Liaise with the Welding Superintendent on fitting and welding sequences and distortion control.
  • Liaise with the Rigging Superintendent on planned fabrication sequences to ensure lifting and movements can be performed safely and efficiently.
  • Liaise with the Scaffold Superintendent on planned fabrication sequences so scaffold requirements can be addressed in a timely manner.
  • Liaise with Coatings Superintendent on capabilities and limitations for fabricated items requiring blast and paint.
  • Liaise with the Training Manager on fitter training requirements.
  • Report non-conformances associated with structural/fitting operations.
  • Ensure all personnel within the work area understand and operate to the required quality procedures efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure work areas are maintained in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Prepare Task Risk Assessments as required.
  • Participate in Toolbox Talks.
  • Identify, stop and immediately correct unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Liaise with other craft superintendents within assigned project.
  • Work with Construction Managers and Superintendents on other projects to ensure the most efficient use of equipment across the facility.
  • Give clear and concise instructions to team members and follow up to ensure safe and timely execution.
  • Ensure good discipline is maintained.
  • Hold members of the fabrication team accountable for work performance as per their roles and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate good planning and organisation in day to day activities.
  • Contribute to the Continuous Improvement Process within the fabrication function.
  • Set professional standards of behaviour.

Other Duties:

  • Contribute to overall construction plans by considering efficient and effective methods of executing the work.
  • Attend meetings as required, on time and prepared.
  • Share the workload of other superintendents during leave rotations.
  • Mentor, train and assess Nigerian national personnel under his/her control.
  • Listen to and evaluate any employee concerns.

Key Internal Interfaces:

  • Shop Managers, Construction Managers
  • Welding, Rigging, Scaffolding, Coating Superintendents.
  • QA/QC personnel & HSE personnel.
  • Training Department.
  • Warehouse/Stores Controller & Supply Chain.
  • Maintenance personnel.

Key External Interfaces:

  • Client’s representatives as required
  • External auditors as required


  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience of fabrication/construction in the oil and gas construction (or other relevant) industry. At least 5-7 years at superintendent/supervisory level.
  • Time-served apprenticeship as a fitter/plater/fabricator in a fabrication environment with minimum qualification of City & Guilds or Diploma.
  • Conversant with all types of fabrication tools and equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate a complete understanding and show commitment to the importance of HSE and Quality in the day to day activities in a fabrication facility.
  • Ability to lead and manage a team and to mentor and train others.
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