Company: Wood
Skills: Piping Engineer, Construction Superintendent
Experience: 12 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking a Hygienic Piping Superintendent to join our Life Sciences team within the United States to develop life-changing and in many cases, life-saving solutions for our clients.

On a global scale, Wood serves the Life Sciences, Oil & Gas, Federal, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Mining, and Power Industries. Our Life Sciences team is focused on providing full-service pharmaceutical and biotechnology engineering, design, procurement, and construction management services.

We're looking for an energetic, self-motivated individual with the ability to execute all phases of project design. Project sizes will vary and will include both existing building improvements and new construction. Excellent oral and written communication skills, decision making capabilities, problem resolution skills, and a sense of initiative are important for this industry.

Essential Job Function:

On assigned project(s), plans, organizes and controls company resources and provides leadership, clear direction, and good example to assigned company personnel and craft personnel to achieve customer satisfaction and attainment of schedule, cost, and profit objectives while adhering to safety and quality requirements and company policies. Responsible for planning, coordinating and controlling the day-to-day field operations to achieve the scheduled progress of the work in the assigned areas and for the assigned crafts and subcontractors. A typical scope of responsibility would be Field Superintendent or Area Superintendent.


  • Understands Hygienic/sanitary piping and system installation.
  • Understands and manages CGMP documentation and system validation requirements.
  • Interprets client plans and specifications; becomes familiar with project and local labor agreements.
  • Reviews and becomes familiar with the schedule of the work. Plans and tracks work to ensure efficient use of resources.
  • Communicates any deviations and accounts for them properly.
  • Becomes familiar with the site safety plan and project safety requirements. Ensures all activities are done safely.
  • Reviews and becomes familiar with the site quality plan and project quality requirements.
  • Ensures that assigned personnel do not make changes or alterations to the work without proper written instruction.
  • Manages and controls rental equipment use, and ensures proper care of the company tools and equipment.
  • Ensures through field presence and observation that the work is being completed in accord with plans and specifications; documents all daily activity.

Essential Job Functions Under Certain Circumstances:



  • May lead a group of subordinate superintendents.
  • Advises management of any issues that arise (regarding employee relations, safety and quality).
  • Writes progress reports to be submitted to the client and company management.
  • Understands union jurisdiction issues and prevents grievances.
  • Performs the duties and responsibilities of Construction Manager when requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.


Skills / Qualifications

Skills Requirements:



  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
  • Strong leadership and team building skills.
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Communication skills; listens and gets clarification.
  • Leads by example; takes responsibility for own actions; exhibits confidence in self and others.
  • Delegates work assignments by matching the responsibilities and capabilities to the personnel; effectively follows-up and provides support.
  • Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; listens and gets clarification.
  • Leads by example; takes responsibility for own actions; exhibits confidence in self and others.
  • Ability to read and analyze reports and graphs.
  • Treats people with respect; works with integrity and ethics.
  • Follows through on commitments; willing to do what it takes to meet company objectives.


Education and Experience Requirements :

College course credit and workshop completion in engineering, construction or business topics are desirable. Field construction of supervisory experience within the crafts assigned responsibility is essential. Overall, 12+ years experience in the process and/or utility/power construction industry. In rare cases, significant experience (10-15 years) in technical supervision can substitute for the educational requirement. Knowledge and familiarity with the methods, practices, crafts, tools, equipment, codes, documents, drawings, specifications, requirements, functions and control systems of the construction business. May supervise larger projects than lower-level superintendents.

Physical Requirements :

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit and stand in the office and move about the work area. In addition, it may require close vision work and travel away from home, sometimes for extended periods. The position requires the ability to walk about a construction site or operating plant and the ability to climb stairs or ladders and walk on elevated plant platforms. The position requires the ability to wear and use personal protective equipment while in the work area of the jobsite including helmet, fall protection harness, respirator, safety glasses/goggles, escape breathing device, noise protection, fire-retardant coveralls and protective work boots and gloves.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

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.


Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.