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Site Superintendent - Remediation

Job Number: SITE-SUP-GTA
Region: Eastern Region
City: Mississauga
Province: Ontario
Job Type: permanent

QM Environmental is one of Canada’s largest full-service national decommissioning and environmental remediation firms. Always committed to health, safety and environment; QM has been experiencing a consistent growth in the last years and we would like to invite you to be part of this team.


We offer exciting career growth, professional development, and a culture that is supported by teamwork and open communication. At QM, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with some of the most talented professionals and innovative thought-leaders in the industry.



A Superintendent is responsible for the following duties:


  • Make operations level decisions and recommendations, concerning the development of any operational work plans, in accordance with the approved completion criteria
  • The supervision and coordination of site personnel and subcontractors, the reporting of all relevant site activities and managing the quality of work performed
  • A strong understanding and working knowledge of Health & Safety Guidelines and Quality Systems
  • Applying a deductive approach when maintaining productivity and cost effectiveness




Superintendents are the lead role on site, as such that they are responsible for executing all facets of their work plan safely and efficiently.

Health and Safety

  • Must have full understanding and working knowledge of QM’s Health, Safety and Environmental Policies and Procedures, ensuring all site personnel adhere to them at all times
  • Be aware and willing to ensure safety compliance by all personnel on site
  • Document and Notify the General Superintendent of any unsafe or potentially hazardous situations on site
  • Ensure the appropriate safety equipment is available and worn by site personnel at all times
  • Ensure that all requests to perform unsafe work practices that may result in damage to machinery, people or property are declined



  • Develop/contribute to daily operational and project plans, and participate in deliverable level planning with Project Manager
  • Identify issues that arise and lead the discussion in their resolution
  • Provide regular status updates to General Superintendent and Project Manager
  • Obtain stakeholder input/acceptance for project deliverables
  • Establish site control, including preparation of safe zones, lay down areas, stockpile areas, hot zones, etc.
  • Coordinate the physical activities of employees, subcontractors, and suppliers for all site activities
  • Perform regular physical job site walk throughs to observe safety and quality
  • Ensure all staff maintain focus and adhere to the schedule & design while keeping safety a priority
  • Ensure all site resource (labour, machinery, materials, sub-contractors etc.) are effectively utilized and monitored in order to achieve timely completion of projects
  • Ensure all tools and equipment used onsite are taken care of and put away. Any damage or defects are to be reported to the General Superintendent
  • Upon completion of task, ensure all appropriate hired equipment is taken off rent
  • Prior to the commencement of site works, gain an understanding of the relevant project specifications and drawings
  • On an ongoing basis, monitor all works against specifications to ensure the continuing quality and accuracy of work performed
  • Identify, develop a plan, and correct any defects, mistakes, errors, contamination or variations.
  • Ensure all the applicable quality checklists are properly completed
  • Ensure that relevant information is communicated to direct reports/sub-contractors enabling them to effectively carry out their functions
  • Be willing to receive specialized training in order to accomplish skilled tasks
  • Ensure that all employees have, or receive the proper training for their assigned tasks





  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience
  • Gradate from a university program related to civil engineering or college diploma in construction technology an asset
  • Gold Seal & Project Management Certificate would be an asset


Occupational Certification:

  • Valid driver’s license mandatory
  • Gold seal and Trade Certifications are an asset
  • Previous training in First Aid, PPE etc. is considered an asset but internal training and orientation will be provided as required
  • Specialized training e.g.: Fall Protection, Flagging etc. an asset but will be provided as required



  • Has a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a Supervisory or management role, in a related field
  • Has a minimum of 8 years’ experience in the civil or environmental construction field
  • Proven track record in working in a team environment



  • Knowledge of QM policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with quality and supply management
  • Understanding of Municipal and Provincial codes and regulations
  • Thorough knowledge of all service utilities eg: natural gas, electric, water, sanitary, storm etc
  • Thorough knowledge of practices, methods, equipment, materials and tools used in heavy civil construction
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the work



  • Interpret and work from instructions, penciled plans and sketches, and blue prints
  • Lay out, direct, and supervise construction and major repair projects
  • Delegate and supervise the work of others
  • Motivate workers as needed
  • Understand and efficiently carry out instructions
  • Communicate and coordinate with clients, project managers, subordinates, professionals, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Keep records and to prepare work and time reports
  • Use computers and is efficient with Microsoft excel
  • Adapt to quickly to change



  • Can cope with dynamic situations
  • Effective interpersonal relations with varied personality types
  • Strong Leadership skills
  • Show Initiative with an ability to self-start
  • Thoroughness with a strong attention to details of the onsite activities



  • Majority of time will be spent on job site
  • Use of specialized PPE may be required after appropriate training
  • Work is outdoors so appropriate clothing will be required
  • Travel will be required eventually. Length of shifts vary and are project specific


We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).QM Environmental welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process as well as part of employment with QM Environmental.


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