Location: Based out of Houston & surrounding area, TX
Date Posted: 10/03/17


Supervise field erection of cooling towers and cooling tower repairs, ensuring that each job is completed safely, efficiently, on time, and to ICT quality standards. The incumbent ensures that the construction aspect of cooling towers is completed under experienced leadership and direction. Further, the incumbent is responsible for customer satisfaction and completing each job according to contract and budget. This role involves travel, both within the US and overseas, in order to effectively hire and supervise the craft workers who complete cooling tower construction. The successful incumbent demonstrates strong leadership skills, ensures that job sites are as safe as possible, works well with clients and fellow associates and stays on time and on budget. The Field Superintendent must work closely with ICT engineering, project management, purchasing and Construction groups to meet or exceed customer expectations. Position may require extensive travel depending on job locations.


  • Interface with clients
  • Hire, supervise, mentor and terminate craft employees
  • Conduct safety orientations and supervise ICT and industry safe work practices
  • Receive and manage construction materials
  • Supervise erection process
  • Create daily reports and time reports
  • Select suppliers for equipment rental and field job supplies
  • Close out each job, including final paperwork, ensuring client approval and satisfaction
  • Manage budget to produce profit for each job assigned
  • Create and manage schedules and work plans
  • Monitor progress of subcontractors
  • Coordinate and run pre-construction meetings
  • Train and develop Foremen and junior Superintendents
  • Inspect work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to customer and ICT drawings and specifications and ensure adherence to construction schedules
  • Confer with supervisory and engineering personnel and inspectors and suppliers of tools and materials to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods
  • Interpret project drawings and specifications to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction
  • Resource for strategic development of bid and project strategies
  • Resource for problem solving for general superintendents
  • Responsible for large, complex projects
  • Manage large crew resource pools

  • Safety record
  • Budget and Schedule adherence
  • Client satisfaction
  • Organizational skills


Below are the initial requirements that you MUST meet in order to qualify for this role:
  • Must have reliable means of transportation to and from job site
  • Cannot be afraid of heights
  • Pass various client's security clearance processes, as required

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 10 - 12 years in field cooling tower construction
  • 3 years (minimum) as a Foreman in cooling tower construction
  • Construction management experience preferred
  • OSHA 10 AND OSHA 30

  • Certification in CPR and First Aid
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Knowledge of Windows-based applications
  • Knowledge and application of safety standards through OSHA training and experience
  • Rigging, forklift, and man lift certification
  • Ability to manage large crews and work scopes

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities or medical restrictions to perform the essential functions:
  • Lifting up to 50 pounds, bending, climbing (stairs and structures) and stooping
  • Keyboarding/typing
  • Ability to read effectively from a computer screen and/or paper copy
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Outside or in a plant environment; may be exposed to bad weather and/or excessive heat and noise
  • Hazardous chemicals are typically produced or stored in locations close to Work area

Physical Demands:
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Sitting
  • Handling / Fingering
  • Reaching Outward
  • Reaching Above Shoulders
  • Climbing
  • Crawling
  • Squatting and Kneeling
  • Bending

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Competency in all cooling tower and reconstruction processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills at all levels