SIMON | Assistant Superintendent - Rapid City, SD

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

  • Coordinates and supervises the construction process on assigned projects, ensuring completion on time and within budget. Typically has one or more foremen and/or lead persons as direct reports.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
  • Ensure underground utility locates are completed and valid, and sites are safe for employees prior to performing work
  • Work with project managers, and oversee organization and coordination crews, subcontractors, resources, and equipment, to ensure projects remain on time and on budget
  • Allocate resources where appropriate to achieve project safety, schedule, cost, scope and quality objectives
  • Provide direction to foreman responsible for coordinating daily activities of assigned crew and equipment pertaining to scope of work, including holding individuals accountable
  • Read and interpret project plans and specifications
  • Review and adhere to construction schedules, ensuring milestones and completion dates are met; communicate any deviations to project managers
  • Engage in open communication with project and operations managers, and report any issues which could affect project plans
  • Attend internal and external pre-construction meetings and project site meetings as required
  • Oversee coordination of materials (concrete, asphalt, aggregates, underground utilities material) and ensure on-time delivery of materials to job sites
  • Oversee and promote employee training, mentoring, and development; assist foreman in addressing performance concerns as needed
  • Ensure equipment maintenance inspections are completed to maintain equipment in safe operating condition
  • Complete and submit paperwork, reporting, and perform other administrative tasks related to project completion and/or employee supervision in a timely manner
  • Safely operate company vehicles and equipment


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Degree in construction management, civil engineering, business, related field and/or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Valid Drivers’ License and ability to maintain a clean driving history required; Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) a plus


  • 5-10 years of experience in road, bridge, concrete construction, asphalt paving and/or related area 
  • 3-5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity preferred
  • Sound knowledge of construction methods, materials, and industry requirements
  • Basic experience with project estimation and cost analysis
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents, safety regulations, project plans, and related materials
  • Sound reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Experience working under pressure of deadlines
  • Computer and/or mobile device experience, including use of MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), Android and iOS applications; ability to learn new programs related to role
  • Ability to plan and organize and direct the work of others
  • Ability to lead, mentor, and develop team members
  • Ability to communicate professionally verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization, clients, vendors, and other representatives

Physical Requirements:

  • Use of required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle, and manipulate objects
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear) 
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods (8 hours or more), and walking across uneven terrain
  • Frequently work in close proximity to heavy equipment and machinery
  • Frequent exposure to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all weather conditions
  • Some exposure to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Frequent travel, including overnight stays away from home may be required

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:      $75,000 to $100,000 annually DOE 

*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.

Benefits:    All full-time salary employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short and long-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City