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Project Superintendent
Direct Reports: Assistant Superintendent, Field Engineer, Field Clerk

Overview: Provide continuous hands-on field supervision for all construction operations, including direct supervision of assistants, foremen, craftsmen, subcontractors, and other construction related personnel directing them in planning, coordination and execution of work on time, within budget, achieving high standards of workmanship, attaining or exceeding profit goals, maintaining a safe workplace, and promoting and enhancing client relationships and company reputation.

Duties and Responsibilities


1. In coordination with the project manager, prepare the initial project schedule and budget.

2. Become familiar with local labor availability and capabilities; screen and hire labor force as required.

3. Become familiar with all building codes and local ordinances. Meet with local building officials prior to project commencement. Manage their expectations.

4. In coordination with the project manager, select and acquire equipment need for the project.

5. In coordination with the project manager, plan the supervision, sequencing, and layout of the work so that the project is completed in the most efficient, safe, economical, and timely manner.

6. In coordination with the project manager, participate in scope review, interviewing, and selection of subcontractors.

7. In coordination with the project manager, devise a plan for staffing each project as necessary.

8. Provide advise and assistance to the project manager and company principals on constructability and logistics matters as requested.


1. Become familiar with the architect, owner, local authorities, testing agency personnel, and subcontractor representatives. Find out what is important to each of them and explain to them what is important to you and why. Attempt to develop win-win situations.

2. Become thoroughly familiar with the plans, specifications, Owner contract, subcontracts, purchase orders, soil report, daily correspondence, shop drawings, and all other relevant documents.

3. Organize and supervise the company safety program consistent with all local and federal laws. Monitor and enforce the safety program and ensure subcontractor compliance.

4. In coordination with the project manager, conduct weekly meetings with subordinates, subcontractors, and others to coordinate the work and ensure project goals for quality, safety, and scheduling are being maintained.

5. Supervise preparation of jobsite daily reports, daily subcontractor reports, labor reporting, and other required reports.


1. Constantly study and review field production to improve when possible.

2. Review the monthly cost analysis with the project manager to jointly provide labor and material projections.

3. Monitor labor costs daily and weekly

4. Review all material and equipment costs monthly with the project manager; take corrective action as necessary.

5. Document and inform the project manager of any delays created by our forces, subcontractors, weather, actions of the owner or architect, building officials, or others.

6. Document changed conditions, changes in the plans and specifications, or verbal orders from the architect or owner. Never proceed with any deviation from the plans or specifications without written directive from the architect or owner or written confirmation to them acknowledging the verbal directive.

7. Review progress schedule to see that the various crafts and subs accomplish their work in proper sequence in order to ensure material and labor will be available when needed.

8. Provide advise, council, and assistance to project personnel on matters concerning construction operations.

9. Keep the project manager informed at all times with regard to any and all problem areas on the project.

10. See that all punch list items or remedial work are performed in an expeditious manner. Be proactive and attempt to complete such work prior to the architect's punchlist.


1. Train and develop assistants in all forms of field supervision.

2. Strive to be a role model and set an example for the entire field staff. Your conduct should reflect credit upon both you and the company.

3. The Superintendent must be a leader of people with effective communication skills and high moral and ethical standards.

4. Participate in the annual performance review process of subordinates.

Project Operations:

1. Perform or monitor all jobsite control measures including daily reports, petty cash reports, labor reports, quantity reports, accident reports, time sheets, etc.

2. Review and properly code all project invoices.

3. Employ or discharge workmen and intermediate supervisors as needed to insure safe, efficient, and timely completion of the work.

4. Continuously inspect the work and provide all hands-on direction necessary to achieve the highest standards of workmanship.

Working Relationship:

1. The company principals are responsible for determining the work assignments of the Superintendent as well as for reviewing and appraising the Superintendent's performance. The Superintendent therefore has an "accountability" relationship with the principals which extends beyond any single project.

2. For any given project, the Superintendent and the project manager must perform together as the key management team. The Superintendent has the management responsibility for field operations but must work hand-in-hand with the project manager for the purpose of job coordination and administration

Education Requirements

Training in construction practices, methods, and scheduling; can oversee quality, safety, and inspection programs and processes. Formal course work in safety, field engineering, mathematics, supervision, and management are helpful but not necessarily a prerequisite.

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