Piping Superintendent

Cape Town


  • Minimum of a completed Mechanical / Piping Engineering degree
  • Must have 10  Years’ experience in a Construction environment – petrochemical , oil and Gas
  • Must be computer literate (MS Office Suite)
  • Must be Local


  • Must be able to communicate in English, both written and verbal
  • Must be able to plan work accordingly to meet tight deadlines and cope under pressure
  • Must be able to work in a team driven environment with minimal supervision
  • Good organisation and time management skills


  • While on construction sites and in the development of relationship with clients, work towards continuing to source ongoing work for the company.
  • The Construction Manager should call a preparatory meeting before construction on site begins. This should normally be held on site where it is practical to do so.
  • The preparatory meeting will be attended by the Project for the project and by the area supervisor who will have responsibility for the project. Where a project has designated Project Engineer he will also attend. The Construction Manager may have others attend if he feels it is important to the successful undertaking of the project.
  • The meeting will agree a detailed program covering all aspects of the progression of the project; this will include a detailed timetable for project completion.

Project under Construction

  • Discuss and assess problems encountered by the staff on site. Assess need for additional and input of labour, supervision and equipment during the course of construction.
  • Ensure that methods of work are up to date, efficient and in accordance with company and client safety policies and Health and Safety requirements.

Monitoring Performance

  • Ensure construction / installation keeps to budget / plan.
  • Investigate and account for any deviations from budget Manhours.
  • Ensure exporting and control procedures are operated correctly on all site under your control.

Organization on Site

  • Ensure construction organization is adequate, that staff at all levels understand their role and responsibilities and that effective delegation takes place.
  • Report to the Project Manager, on all aspects of construction in a detail and at intervals as determined by him.
  • Ensure compliance with the functional authority of the Project Manager.
  • Keep up to date in developments in contracting.
  • Advise the Project Manager as requested or any desirable changes in methods of work or on work practice and control.
  • Set an example of loyalty, enthusiasm and hard work in the performance of all duties.
  • Ensure that work practices and installation meet required quality standards.
  • Ensure that you familiarise yourself with the scope of work, programme and specification of the project.
  • Ensure that you understand the extent of the subcontractors work and be fully conversant on same.
  • Familiarise yourself with the programme, planned hours, ratios material as per B.O.M. and ensure that these parameters are met.
  • Short term programme are to be made in relation to overall programme and highlight access, hold-ups.
  • Ensure that a daily histogram is maintained on all site happenings.
  • Ensure that transport, tools, plant and equipment are maintained in proper working order and not abused.
  • Ensure that the project is carried out to the highest standard of work, to the client’s satisfaction and clients regulations.
  • Ensure that no work outside the scope of our contract is carried out without prior written approval from the client. Ensure that all day works are signed on a dailybasis. Ensure that tools/plants/equipment/transport is charged on day works where applicable.
  • Ensure that the Foreman are fully conversant with the program and ratios and that they operate within their parameters.
  • Ensure that major delays are highlighted during the course of the project
  • Any other adhoc duties as assigned from time to time.

Location: Cape Town

Duration: Limited Duration Contract

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