UIC Alaska

Construction Superintendent - Rockford Corporation

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Travel Requirement


Company Overview
Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) is the village corporation of Barrow, Alaska and is recognized as one of Alaska's top 10 companies with approximately 4,000 employees nationwide and revenues above $700M annually. UIC is projected to grow substantially in the coming years to become a top 3 company in Alaska by 2030. 

As a proud Alaska Native Corporation, our success brings growth and benefits to our Inupiat shareholders. The size and diversity of our operations means we have a broad variety of career opportunities. We recruit only qualified people looking to join a workforce characterized by strong leadership, competent and hard-working staff, and a superior work environment with a focus on career development, great wages and benefits.


Rockford Corporation is an Alaskan Native Owned 8(a) General and Industrial Mechanical Contractor based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are also a Small Business Administration (SBA) certified Small Disadvantaged Business. In our 55-year history Rockford has predominantly performed work on government fuel, tank, and utility projects. Rockford Corporation specializes in the construction and repair of steel tanks, fueling and utility systems for the military. It has successfully completed fuel and utility-related construction projects for the Alaska District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and U.S. Coast Guard.

The Construction Superintendent works under the supervision of the general superintendent or project manager.  The primary responsibilities of this position is to direct, manage, supervise and coordinate all work on the project inclusive of all trades, subcontractors and company employees to meet the work requirements of the project.   Specific duties include: ensuring that the work progresses according to the schedule, that materials and equipment are delivered to the site on time, that the subcontractors are on the project when required and that the activities of the various trades do not interfere with one another.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Project Superintendents plan, direct, and coordinate a wide variety of construction projects. They may oversee an entire project or just part of one. They must be available—often 24 hours a day—to deal with delays, bad weather, or emergencies at the jobsite. They schedule and coordinate all construction processes, including the selection, hiring, and oversight of specialty trade contractors and labor. The superintendent coordinates and supervises the construction process through final construction, making sure that the project gets done on time and within budget. They often work with owners, engineers, architects, and others who are involved in the construction process.

Project Superintendents determine the best way to get materials to the construction site and the most cost-effective plan and schedule for completing the project. They divide all required construction site activities into logical steps, budgeting the time required to meet established deadlines. This may require sophisticated estimating and scheduling techniques and use of computers with specialized software.

Project Superintendents assist with the selection and coordinate trade contractors to complete specific pieces of the project. They determine the labor requirements and, in some cases, supervise or monitor the hiring and dismissal of workers. They oversee the performance of all trade contractors and are responsible for ensuring that all work is completed on schedule.

Project Superintendents direct and monitor the progress of construction activities. They oversee the delivery and use of materials, tools, and equipment; worker productivity and safety; and the

quality of construction. They are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits and licenses and, direct or monitor compliance with building and safety codes, other regulations, and requirements.

Supervise on-site work to ensure the work is performed safely and efficiently.

Enforce the site specific safety plan and perform periodic safety inspections and walkthroughs as required.

Supervise in-house labor.

Assist the project manager with ordering all required materials and interact with subcontractors and suppliers.

Inspect the work of each trade and confirm that not only the quality of the work is up to standard, but that the work is being built in accordance with the plans and specifications.

Ensure that the project maintains the required schedule by organizing, planning, monitoring, and inspecting work.

Prepare daily progress reports for work performed.

Maintain and enforce safety regulations and building code requirements.

Organize and run weekly safety meetings with in-house trade staff and subcontractors.

Organize and run weekly progress meeting with staff and Owner’s staff.

Coordinate the installation of work with Quality Control Plan requirements.

Develop and execute detailed work plans for future scheduled work

Travel and work on jobsites located within the United States and its territories.


Additional Duties:


Assist with project estimates, bid packages and schedule preparation and budgets.

Assist and support the Quality Manager/Project Manager in the execution of the project’s quality plan.

Other duties as assigned.

Must be eligible for access to government military bases.

A background check is required.


Knowledge & Critical Skills/Expertise:

  • Ability to read and interpret engineering, architectural, other construction drawings, and specifications.
  • Basic change order cost estimating
  • Basic scheduling
  • Contract administration including work plans, daily reports and submittals
  • Basic job cost accounting and timekeeping
  • Business management
  • Implementation of corporate safety program and applicable safety regulations
  • Interpretation of building codes and standards
  • Assure quality and inspection procedures are implemented and completed
  • Application of basic mathematics
  • Promote Rockford’s reputation as a respected member of the community.
  • Participate effectively in representing Rockford at functions outside the corporation.
  • Maintain strong relationships with client, subcontractor, architect and design consultants.
  • Communicate Rockford’s values, including integrity, honesty and high standards of quality.
  • Set a positive example by modeling Rockford’s core values
  • Sustain the corporate image at all times by demonstrating ethical conduct, personal neatness, professional presentation, and cultural awareness.


Required Experience:

  • 6 years construction related experience as a Project Superintendent or Foreman on industrial construction projects.
  • 4 years experience as a Project Superintendent or Foreman on tank or fueling system projects
  • Must be approved by the United States Army Corps of Engineers to act as a superintendent on their projects.
  • Must be able to obtain access to Federal installations.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to communicate the work requirements with various staff, design team, Owners and subcontractors.
  • Familiar with OSHA construction standards and common safety practices.
  • Familiar with EM385-1-1 construction standards and safety requirements.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and work well under stress and maintain deadlines.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to constant change.
  • Ability to work flexible hours in order to meet deadlines.
  • Exhibit an acceptable degree of self-confidence.
  • Knowledge of acceptable construction site practices including occupational safety and health regulations.
  • Ability to communicate both orally and in writing with internal and external clients and co-workers.
  • Ability to follow directions is a must.
  • Determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to complete each task assignment.
  • Must be comfortable with high intensity work environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft computer applications.
  • High attention to detail and quality workmanship.
  • Coordinates, supervises, manages, on-site trades personnel and subcontractor work.
  • Aviation fuel system, ground products fuel systems, power plant construction, and/or tank construction, maintenance or repair knowledge
  • Valid drivers license
  • Ability to perform basic change order cost estimating
  • Ability to perform basic scheduling
  • Contract administration including work plans, daily reports and submittals
  • Extensive knowledge of OSHA construction regulations
  • Extensive knowledge of building codes and standards
  • Understanding of basic mathematics
  • Ability to be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven decisiveness and ability to work well under pressure, particularly when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays.
  • Ability to coordinate several major activities at once, while analyzing and resolving specific problems
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering, architectural, other construction drawings, and specifications.
  • Familiarity with computers and software programs including Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with job costing
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Proven ability to establish a good working relationship with many different people, including owners, other managers, designers, supervisors, and craft workers.
  • Ability to work more than a standard 40-hour week when the project schedule dictates.
  • Familiarity with Corps of Engineers 3-Phase Inspection procedures

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with Government contracting a plus.
  • Experience with welding and/or fitting carbon steel and stainless steel pipe.



  • As a condition of employment, must pass a pre-employment drug screening and have a valid Driver’s License and proof of insurance required.
  • Must be able to obtain access to Federal Installations.

Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs

All employees must pass Non-DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all UIC Non-DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program guidelines and requirements.

If working on a DOT project, employees must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screening and follow all DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Program requirements.


Important Notice

Candidates must pass a background check in order to fill this position.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), persons unable to complete an online application should contact UIC HR for assistance.

UIC considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, physical or mental disability, family responsibility, marital status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran's status or any other legal protected status. Pursuant to The Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act 43 U.S.C. Sec. 1601 et seq., and federal contractual requirements, Ukpeagvik Inupiat Corporation, may legally grant certain preference in employment opportunities to UIC Shareholders and their Descendants. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V




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