Connecting Vets to Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Employers in the Pittsburgh RegionInformación en Español
Home Explore Work Occupations First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers

Construction Supervisor, Construction Foreman, Construction Superintendent, Project Manager, Field Supervisor, Project Superintendent, Job Foreman, Field Operations Supervisor, General Foreman

Average Salary: Entry level--$49,980  Experienced--$77,850

Education/Training Required: Most positions require an Associate's Degree

Jobs Available: 120-190

Energy Industries: Coal, Gas                                                                                     

Responsibilities 

Working in the high-growth energy sector, Construction Supervisors oversee the teams, materials, and specifications as new work sites are being developed.  Typical responsibilities include:         

  • Lead teams of tradesmen or craftsmen. ·         
  • Coordinate,  schedule and supervise the activities of construction or extractive workers and subcontractors in the field. Assign work to employees, based on material or worker requirements of specific jobs. ·         
  • Read specifications, such as blueprints, to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures.
  • Estimate material or worker requirements to complete jobs. ·         
  • Confer with managerial or technical personnel, other departments, or contractors to coordinate work activities with other construction project activities. ·         
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies. ·         
  • Locate, measure, and mark site locations or placement of structures or equipment, using measuring and marking equipment. ·         
  • Examine and inspect work progress, equipment, and construction sites to verify safety and to ensure that specifications are met. ·         
  • Record information such as personnel, production, or operational data on specified forms or reports.    

Tools and Technology ·        

  • Computer tools - e-mail, spreadsheet, project management software.     


Critical Knowledge
·        

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other projects such as highways and roads. ·         
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Meet the Neighbors

Josh Stewart
PNC Financial Services Group Inc.

"Pittsburgh is a place where diversity is welcome and my contributions are valued."