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Superintendent, Highway Maintenance – Peace River Region, Alberta and British Columbia

Position: Superintendent, Highway Maintenance
Company: LaPrairie Works
Location: Peace River Region, Alberta and British Columbia

LaPrairie is currently looking to fill the position of Superintendent, Highway Maintenance with LaPrairie Works. The Superintendent, Highway Maintenance, under the direction of the General Manager, Highway Maintenance Operations, will primarily be responsible to ensure all employees comply with applicable legislation, including safe operation of machinery, drivers’ hours of service, and occupational health and safety regulations. This position will oversee staff to ensure work is being performed according to established standards.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Adhere to and follow all LaPrairie’s policies and procedures, with a strong focus on safety and environment polices
  • Estimate manpower and resources required to maintain assigned highways and roads
  • Work closely with all stakeholders within LaPrairie Works and other operational groups as required
  • Provide guidance and leadership to direct reports, including but not limited to Foremen and Lead Hands
  • Ensure the effectiveness of employees through strategic hiring, assignment of duties, discipline, and dismissal
  • Analyse departmental operations and identify areas requiring improvement
  • Ensure the maintenance of vehicles is upheld
  • Ensure that safe work practices are being followed

The ideal candidate has the following:  

  • Five years of experience in a management/supervisory role and at least ten years of experience in the Highway Maintenance industry
  • Valid Class 1 or 3 Drivers Licence and clean record
  • Proven experience with resource management
  • Sound analytical thinking, planning, prioritization, and execution skills
  • Ability to delegate, set expectations, and monitor progress of all direct reports
  • A well-defined sense of diplomacy, including solid negotiation, conflict resolution, and people management skills
  • Ability to identify issues and implement creative and strategic solutions to overcome problems
  • Effective leadership skills, with a strong focus on mentoring and motivation of employees

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume by email to:

Human Resources Department
Fax: (403) 767-9932

We encourage all who are qualified and interested to apply in confidence, however, only those in consideration will be contacted.