Construction Superintendent


Construction SuperintendentJob Summary:

The Construction Superintendent will oversee all phases of a construction project.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Interviews and hires site workers.
  • Approves timecards and requests for time off.
  • Prepares work schedules and assignments.
  • Communicates and enforces safety procedures and site rules.

Construction Superintendent Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develops a schedule and cost-effective plan for completion of an assigned project.
  • Collaborates with other staff to create preconstruction estimates and budgets for materials and labor.
  • Coordinates and schedules the work activities of tradespeople, professionals, and laborers, communicating to and via project foreperson to deliver instructions and project assignments as appropriate.
  • Regularly inspects work for quality and timeliness; prepares and provides progress reports to owners and architects; makes recommendations for necessary modifications.
  • Collaborates with architect, engineer, attorney, and other pertinent stakeholders to ensure specifications, zoning requirements, and other regulations are met.
  • Ensures specifications and regulations outlined in architectural and engineering plans are followed.
  • Obtains required permits and licenses; executes construction contracts according to terms of agreement.
  • Monitors budget throughout the project and communicates variances as they occur.
  • Maintains records related to costs and inventory.
  • Addresses any safety violations or other deficiencies.
  • Collaborates with union representatives to answer questions and clarify procedures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Construction Superintendent Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to oversee and coordinate a variety of people in different roles.
  • Extremely detail-oriented.
  • Ability to read, understand, and execute blueprints, drawings, and plans.
  • Thorough understanding of legal requirements relating to construction and building sites.
  • Thorough understanding of quality building practices.
  • Ability to quickly identify problems and efficiently solve them.

Construction Superintendent Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of 10+ years of relevant experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Construction Science, Business Administration, Accounting, or related field required.

Construction Superintendent Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to access and navigate all areas of the construction site in all types of weather.
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds at times.