Field Operations Supervisor in Calgary, Alberta

Black & McDonald Limited


Black & McDonald’s Western Utilities team in Calgary is growing! If you are a committed and collaborative professional looking to contribute to a hard-working, innovative team, this opportunity is for you.

Typically reporting to the Project Manager with a dotted line to the Operations Manager, the Field Operations Supervisor is responsible to manage and oversee all field construction among various trades on projects or across a portfolio of work (with a combined valued ranging from $10M – $30M+). This includes planning, organizing, direction and controlling various aspects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget. Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage and provide leadership for health, safety, environment, and quality programs and policies

  • Assist Project Managers in the planning of assigned projects

  • Executes plan and evaluates schedules and site personnel to ensure project objectives are met

  • Provides leadership to Forepersons and prioritizes work accordingly

  • Oversees site safety and quality control personnel

  • Hire and supervise the activities of subcontractors and subordinate staff

  • Build and maintain customer and supplier/vendor relationships

  • Monitor job costing, reporting, forecasting, and productivity

  • Oversee field administration: timesheets, project reports, and material purchases

  • Review work/contracts/Work in Progress for areas of risk and correct deficiencies

  • Read and interpret reports, such as job cost, labour, projection sheets and Purchase Order entries

  • Acts as brand ambassador for Black & McDonald


  • Change Orientation

  • Communicates Effectively

  • Continuous Learning

  • Customer Focus

  • Holds Self and Others Accountable

  • Problem Solving and Innovation

  • Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Values and Respects Others


  • Trade Qualification and/or have a Technical Diploma or Engineering Degree background to complement 10+ years field experience


  • 10+ years of field experience in utilities construction, including streetlight & traffic, including Superintendent experience

  • Road overhead sign experience

  • Ground disturbance, cable & conduit trenching, excavation & backfilling experience


  • Ability to set standards for success; empowers field workers to do their best

  • Advanced site safety supervision; ensures every project is executed with the highest regard for safety standards, fostering a culture of wellbeing and security

  • Ability to read drawings and project/structural design interpretation

  • Strong understanding of building materials and systems

  • Established track record in project planning and scheduling, contract management and risk management

  • Experience in navigating disputes and negotiating resolutions

  • Clean Class 5 AB Drivers’ License and Abstract is required

Black & McDonald welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process

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