Superintendent of the year

Ed Kittle
Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

Photo courtesy of Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.
No lost-time accident has occurred under Ed Kittle’s supervision during his entire 32-year career.

Kiewit’s Ed Kittle is OSHA 500-certified and takes courses annually in construction safety standards, safety plan training, crane safety and explosives. On Kiewit projects he is responsible for day-to-day management, meeting project budgets and schedules, and leading crews to produce quality work safely.

Under Kittle’s watch, Kiewit’s state Route 519 project in Seattle was completed without a single pedestrian accident or third-party claim. The achievement was significant, as the project involved 185,779 man hours supervised over 18 months in a busy urban environment that saw up to 50 trains per day, hundreds of daily pedestrians and public events that attracted up to 67,000 spectators.

Kittle also served as the point of contact between the company and key project stakeholders. After the project was completed, his knowledge and communication skills were praised in letters from the Seattle Mariners, the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Washington State Department of Transportation.

“Ed’s strong leadership and interpersonal skills enable him to effectively direct team members in the accomplishment of project objectives,” said Erik Nelson, Kiewit’s area sponsor. “He sets a very high standard for job-site safety.” Under Kittle’s supervision, no lost-time accident has occurred in his entire 32-year career.

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