Superintendent – Construction (Lifting)

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Job Description


  • Capable of developing lift and haul schedules at site and assisting in the wide optimization and utilization of lifting resources according to site priorities.
  • Capable of providing planning, selection of cranes, lifting gear & equipment, instruction, and necessary safety precautions.
  • Ensure that Lifting activities at site are planned, scheduled, and executed with highest regard for personal safety and environmental excellence
  • Support in developing method statements and JSA’s.
  • Conduct daily site audits to ensure HSE, lifting and hauling inspections, and procedure compliance.
  • Monitoring of project lifting & rigging operations to ensure all lifts are performed in accordance with approved rigging plans and procedures
  • Responsible for the day-to-day cranes and lifting activities at the site.
  • Qualified person for all load-out, load-in, hauling, and erection activities using lifting equipment.
  • Ensure all lifting and hauling equipment is well maintained, inspected, and certified by an approved third party and meets the regulatory frequency.
  • Ensure all personnel involved in lifting and hauling operations are trained, competent, and 3rd party certified.
  • Conducting training of rigging personnel, conducting VOC assessments, and maintaining such records at site.
  • Reviewing and approving lift plans, rigging & lifting procedures, and lift studies, including the subcontractor’s lift plan.
  • Confirming that there is an effective procedure for reporting defects and incidents and taking any corrective action

Essential Qualifications and Skills:

  • 12+ years of rigging & lifting site experience in direct hire construction with an international oil & gas EPC company and with subcontractors overseeing or managing project lifting and rigging operations in all stages, including modular, static, and rotating equipment as well as heavy and oversize transport operations.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience as a rigging supervisor.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Lifting Superintendent
  • Must be college graduate, preferably an engineer in profession
  • Good communications skills
  • Have extensive lifting and rigging knowledge of international standards like ASME, OHSA, and LOLER Regulations.
  • Trained and competent for the task in accordance with local legal requirements whenever applicable, i.e. Abu Dhabi EHSMS: EHS Code of Practice 34.0: Safe use of Lifting Equipment and Lifting Accessories
  • Have formal training by an approved third-party training institute accredited by OPITO, i.e. NPORS BV (or equivalent 3rd part training); letters from the Crane Supplier will NOT be accepted
  • Able to produce working reports
  • Able to coordinate possible SIMOPS
  • Able to train and qualify riggers, rigging supervisors, and crane operators.
  • Must have working knowledge and interpretation skills of lifting drawings and calculations and provide guidance to subcontractors. Capable of reviewing and approving lift plans and studies, rigging & lifting procedure
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates