Reports to: General Superintendent
Date: October 2, 2018
Summary/Objective The Superintendent is responsible for the daily supervision of all construction activities on site ensuring the safe, proper, timely, and profitable execution of the project. The Superintendent shall keep daily records of the activities on site as well as records with regards to any regulatory requirements.
Become a “Knowledgeable Expert”
Although most superintendents are some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people on the jobsite they may not know everything. “Knowing who knows” is a greater asset than pretending to “Know It All” A great superintendent becomes an expert on the specific job at hand. Learning as much as possible not only about the structure, but also the client and design team’s vision is critical in order to assure alignment between project documents and clients desires.
Superintendents must have the ability to vary their focus on myriad of project details while also keeping in mind the “big picture”. This is a balancing act which requires attentiveness, the ability to manage priorities, and experience.
A truly engaged superintendent seeks out opportunities in a project that improve the final product. They reach out to subcontractors and team members for valuable input. In that journey, he or she gains a better understanding of the project, what is of value to all project participants and how to improve the construction experience for all involved.
Be a Risk Manager
The superintendent is very often both “the first and last line of risk management.” They must be able to identify, mitigate, or manage any issues that could put the project at risk in the immediate or warrantable future. They must assure that each facet of the project has been completed properly and every team member is working safely and efficiently
The superintendent should strive to ensure that the best quality work is being put in place in accordance with the approved budget. “The Super must make sure that the client gets everything they pay for, without making it difficult for the PM to make sure that the client pays for everything they get.”
Superintendents lead their teams by example by following and promoting policies on the job site. They build relationships with team members by promoting integrity, collaboration, and open communication.
Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position directly supervises employees and subcontractors and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Preferred Education and Experience
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. This position is performed in outside weather conditions. Physically working on the site is essential due to the collaborative and hands-on nature of this position.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Physically working on the site are essential due to the collaborative and hands-on nature of this position.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, starting time between 7 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., ending time 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., depending on the project needs, 40 hours per week. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
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