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Superintendent Construction MA #4299

Absolute Opportunities
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
November 14, 2018


Superintendent – Construction – MA #4299

Relocation No

Location Worcester MA or Canton MA

Job Summary

The Superintendent directs employees, subcontractors, materials suppliers, inspectors and foremen of a specific project. The superintendent is responsible for creating schedules and managing the flow of work to achieve the project schedule. The Superintendent manages the jobsite workforce 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.

Job Responsibilities

Participate in the creation of project schedules with the Project Manager

Have weekly schedule coordination meetings with all subcontractor 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 subcontractors.

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 jobsite safety requirements. Maintain a clean jobsite 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.

Notifies 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 all coordination and scheduling of all inspections with local and state officials having jurisdiction over the project.

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.

Orders, inspects and verifies quality and quantity of all materials and supplies.

Delegate’s 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, town 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 relocations, and/or new service required for the project such that these critical services are available when required.


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

Superintendents should 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

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

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

Ability to lead projects, manage resources and build teams

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

5-10 years of construction management experience

10 hour OSHA training required, 30 hour preferred

Construction Supervisor’s license

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. 5+ years of construction management experience.

2. 10 hour OSHA training required, 30 hour preferred.

3. Construction Supervisor’s license.

4. Lab and TI project experience preferred.