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General Superintendent

Desert Utility & Paving / Century Club Construction
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
March 13, 2017

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The General Superintendent (GS) directs employees, subcontractors, materials suppliers, inspectors and foremen of all projects. The GS is responsible for creating schedules and managing the flow of work to achieve the project schedule. The GS manages the job-site work forces to ensure an orderly flow of work, sequence of operation, and quality of performance of work all with an eye on achieving the ultimate project goal, timely completion and within budget.

Job Responsibilities:

Participate in the creation of project schedules with the Project Manager

Have weekly schedule coordination meetings with all subcontractors and foremen to outline requirements of work completion, and other issues as may be required including but not limited to manpower requirements, interference coordination, inspections, and sequence of work

Distribute three-week look ahead schedules and communicate schedule requirements with all concerned parties

Implement, monitor and drive the project schedule. Promptly notify management team of schedule and performance issues, be proactive in anticipating potential problems that may impact the project performance

Provide daily job reporting on Company forms to include manpower counts, weather conditions, activities performed, and material deliveries

Manage the Company Safety program as outlined in the Company Safety manual, and provide safety and accident reporting as required

Ensure total subcontractor compliance with all job-site safety requirements

Maintain clean job sites and communicate with appropriate members of the project team if there are repeat offenders

Initiate RFI’s to address issues with interpretation of plans and specifications, missing information, incorrect details, incomplete information and other issues that require the direction of the Architect and Engineers

Notify subcontractors and material suppliers far enough in advance to assure materials are delivered in a timely manner and subcontractors arrive on schedule

Solves problems and makes quick, accurate decisions and takes responsibility for decisions

Responsible for quality control in monitoring the work and it’s adherence to the construction documents, and project requirements

Motivates subordinates, subcontractors and others to top performance

Delegates responsibilities to subordinate and is responsible for their performance

Maintains a high degree of integrity and loyalty toward the Company and client

Maintain a neat and professional appearance, presenting a professional image consistently

Maintains a good cooperative relationship with the architect, engineers, subcontractors, materials suppliers, owner's representatives, municipality officials and the client

Coordinates work of client subcontractors and vendors to ensure necessary requirements are met and that work outside of our scope may proceed unencumbered towards a successful project completion

Maintain on site project files for work scopes, submittals, RFI’s, bulletins, drawing logs, sketches and as-built drawings

Aggressively pursue the completion of project punch list once issued. This is the last phase of the project and the one the client tends to remember the most

Work with the Project Manager and appropriate subcontractors to coordinate, schedule and otherwise manage the various utility companies for any utility relocation, and/or new service required for the project such that these critical services are available when required

Other duties as assigned from time to time


Must understand plans and specifications and be knowledgeable about construction methods, materials, and regulations

GSshould be flexible and work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Must be decisive and work well under pressure, particularly when faced with unexpected occurrences or delays

The ability to coordinate several major activities at once, while analyzing and resolving specific problems, is essential, as is an understanding of engineering, architectural and other construction drawings

Must have good oral and written communication skills

GS must be able to establish a good working relationship with many different people, including clients, PM’s, subcontractors, and crew

GS may travel extensively when the construction site is not close to their main office

Ability to lead projects, manage resources and build teams

GS may be “on call” to deal with delays, the effects of bad weather or emergencies on site

8+ years of construction management experience

10 hour OSHA training required, 30 hour preferred

Must have clean driving record and insurable

Bilingual (Spanish) preferred, not required