Grading General Superintendent

Job Brief

Blakemore Construction is currently seeking an experienced Grading General Superintendent with a strong background in management and heavy highway work. Responsible for directing and managing the Grading Superintendents and activities in the field.


  • Gains complete understanding of plan details and specifications of the job assigned including estimate, man-hour budget and communicates plan details to the assigned superintendent on the job.
  • Plans and organizes work to maximize potential crew productivity by employing delay free production; maximizes equipment utilization levels by ensuring availability and operator effectiveness. Coordinates with operations on the project needs for equipment and labor.
  • Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of job.
  • Ensure schedule is meeting deadlines and financial budget. Attend job meetings as required.
  • Schedules field personnel assignments.
  • Inspects construction and utilities work as necessary.
  • Ensures safety is carried out throughout the construction process and job site.
  • Conducts all work in compliance with Blakemore Construction’s policies, procedures and programs.
  • Properly follows company and OSHA safety procedures. Brings problems to the attention of the Vice President.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving all grading crew time cards.
  • Responsible for reviewing, coding and approving all grading invoices.
  • Days and hours of work vary based on job size and job locations. Evening and weekend work is required as job duties demand.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Training & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED) required (equivalent work experience will be considered)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or related field preferred (continuing education in construction highly desirable)
  • Minimum 8 years of construction experience with at least 3 years of construction supervisory experience required
  • Experience with highway, bridge, site development, grading or underground utilities
  • Considerable knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work practices.
  • OSHA 30 hour certification required (those not having this credential must certify or be enrolled in a certification course within 6 months of hire/promotion)
  • Must have a strong safety record
  • A valid Class A CDL and clean driving record is a plus
  • Must successfully pass pre-employment (post offer) drug screen and motor vehicles records check

Physical Requirements

  • Able to stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl and climb all day
  • Able to lift up to 90 pounds
  • Requires the following specific types of vision: close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  • Able to work with moving mechanical parts, high/precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic/caustic chemicals
  • Able to work in high, precarious places as well as in extreme heat and extreme cold
  • Able to work in moderate to loud work environment

Travel Requirements

  • Position requires extensive travel to and from job sites to monitor status of jobs.

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Virginia