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What is a Construction Superintendent job description?

Job Description

* Primarily responsible for on-site field planning, staffing and supervising.
* Ensure successful completion of projects to meet time and cost objectives with respect to self performed and subcontracted trade work.
* Maintain Owner/Architect relationship.
* Ensure that safety measures meet and exceed the safety policy.
* Implement quality control policies at the job site.



* Assist Preconstruction and Project Management to develop an initial project schedule and communicate sequence and schedule updates to all subcontractors and vendors.
* Develop, maintain, and enforce a project site logistics plan and temporary facilities plan.
* Demonstrated success in managing large construction projects.
* Actively participate and/or lead post-bid, Owner/Architect/Contractor, coordination, lead team, subcontractor, staff, scheduling, and progress meetings.
* Develop, implement, maintain, and enforce a project specific quality assurance and workmanship program to include all subcontractors.
* Participate with the Project Manager in issuance of monthly progress report, monthly payment applications, anticipated cost report, and other financial cost reports.
* In coordination with the Project Manager develop general conditions budget, and through labor cost reporting manage and control the budget.
* Perform and monitor all jobsite control reporting measures including daily reports, payroll, quantity reporting, accident and incident reports, and timesheets.
* Working knowledge of all project plans, specifications, contract with Owner, subcontracts, purchase orders, daily correspondence, shop drawings, submittals, and all other project related documents, and maintain a complete and accurate set of as-builts.
* Ensure timely project completion through project scheduling, expediting of material deliveries and the management of material and document submittals/approvals.
* Ensure that all requirements of insurance, safety, labor relations, and Equal Employment Opportunity are met.
* Understand all trade contractor's means and methods in accordance with project contract documents.
* In the absence of other Superintendents being assigned to the project, the Sr. Superintendent assumes all duties and responsibilities of a Superintendent.
* Must have strong communication, organization and leadership skills.
* Demonstrated mastery in the skills of field supervision, cost control, subcontractor management, interpersonal skills, safety, ability to communicate, both written and oral.
* Demonstrated ability to train others and monitor their work for quality and completeness.
* Familiar with all policies and processes as it relates to this position.

* Proactively identify and solve problems to minimize risk.
* Develop and mentor subordinates towards a successful career with the company.
* Promote the growth and development of client, subcontractor and vendor relationships.
* Identify new work opportunities and potential projects with current clients.


Minimum Requirements

* A 4-year degree in an accredited construction related curriculum (BSCE, BSCM, BSAE, etc.) or experience equivalent to a four year degree.
* Five+ years of experience as a Superintendent, or ten+ years' construction related experience.
* Proficient with personal computer based scheduling software, and specifically spreadsheet applications.
* Demonstrated mastery of skills in these areas: managing site activity, labor relations, anticipating and resolving field related issues, establishing and enforcing site schedule requirements, managing site safety and insurance risks, interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate both written and oral, and leadership.
* Proven staff training abilities on technical issues as well as company policies, processes and quality.

The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test and background checks. No resumes will be considered without references attached.

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