Company: Amec Foster Wheeler
Skills: Construction Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Status: Active

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Overview / Responsibilities

Foster Wheeler has an opportunity for a Site Superintendent. There is an increased thrust to deliver our services for the growing Asian market. As a result of this, Construction Department operation is expanding and evolving to manage the challenges of regional projects that continue to pose challenges in offering our services through a global talent pool.



  • Set targets, objectives and clear responsibilities for all supervised staff, progressively monitor individual performance against the agreed criteria
  • Deputise for any other Site Construction Position
  • Review and assess the project drawings and specifications to ensure adequate instructions are provided for the work content described
  • Ensure proper control of changes by issuing FI’s for all changes, reviewing TQ’s to ensure responses are appropriate and practical, and reviewing ARN’s prior to issue to contractors to ensure correct use of construction resources
  • Ensure that contractors carry out job safety analysis and that Site supervision review, approve and maintain a record of them close to the work area
  • In conjunction with the Field Engineer or Quality Control Manager review the project site quality plan, and ensure the inspection roles for supervisors and assigned staff are understood and implemented. Monitor the performance of witness, inspection and surveillance checks and discuss and agree the appropriate assignment of resources to ensure the inspection requirements are fulfilled
  • Ensure that the completion, acceptance and handover procedures are progressively implemented, and that parts of the work are not put into initial operation until the plant has been accepted by the Client / Operator
  • Guide and utilise construction supervision and engineering resources together with all necessary contractor(s) personnel to develop and prepare fully detailed level 4 construction schedule(s)
  • Coordinate and direct site planning engineer(s) and field supervision to ensure that construction schedules are practical with adequate manpower resources, material availability, and safe work methodology to provide construction completion within the overall project schedule
  • Monitor and evaluate the project labour requirements to ensure adequate and economic level Check contractors’ daily labour allocations per job face to ensure priority working in accordance with Level 5 contract schedules
  • Ensure contractor ratio of supervision to labour is adequate and in accordance with contractor contract bid and is being deployed at work face areas
  • Coordinate the activities of discipline superintendents, and supervisors to ensure correct understanding of the work scope and quality requirements
  • In conjunction with Contract Administration staff, ensure the contractors are fully aware of their obligations and responsibilities within the overall programme. Coordinate the contractors, and vendors’ field representatives, to supply necessary equipment, and services as required by the Contract
  • Check all material and equipment schedules, to ensure that the types, quantities and delivery dates are satisfactory to meet programme requirements, with any deficiencies being reported to the Construction Site Manager and the Field Engineer
  • Regularly check flow of materials through the warehouse, ensuring contractors withdrawals are compatible with field andwork face requirements. Ensure contractors safe handling and preservation of project materials meet project requirements
  • Ensure contractors plant and equipment is deployed efficiently, effectively and safely. Ensure plans are in place to address future requirements
  • Maintain the required standards of site discipline, timekeeping, safety, and enforce site regulations and Site and Client procedures where necessary
  • Continually monitor / record progress and man-hours expended in a defined area of the overall project
  • By monitoring overtime incidence, ensure that overtime sanctioning is strictly within management and site policies
  • Ensure to be informed on any field problems and current trends. Provide coordination between field activities and site office staff
  • Ensure that site labour is handled under the terms of the applicable labour agreements
  • Ensure to be informed about the on any grievances or potential problems
  • In conjunction with contract administration staff ensure all communication to / from construction contractors including variations, instructions and notices are strictly in accordance with the contract management procedures
  • Review and communicate to Site staff and contractors the commissioning procedural execution and inspection criteria for all pre-commissioning activities
  • Review method statements for pre-commissioning and commissioning activities to ensure workface coordination and integration has been considered and all the project Quality and HSES requirements have been complied with
  • Review and agree procedures with the Commissioning Manager for System Isolation ensuring robust safeguards are in place for the protection of both Construction and Commissioning personnel prior to any energisation of the system(s)
  • Ensure pre-commissioning work is adequately supervised and resourced with labour, plant and equipment

Skills / Qualifications

  • Extensive exposure to Mechanical Construction activities within an Oil & Gas or Petrochemical environment
  • Considerable experience of supervising Construction staff to achieve effective construction execution
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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