Construction Project Superintendent
The construction project superintendent is responsible to plan, organize, and oversee all aspects an assigned project from estimating to final project completion. Construction superintendent works closely with upper management, unions, and subcontractor to make sure that the scope and direction of each project is being followed according to the schedule. The construction superintendent is responsible for all day-to-day activities associated with their project, as well as adequate communication with all parties and Company to make sure everything is in accordance with specifications, on time and within budget. The construction superintendent will assist in leading project safety, direct all foreman and subcontractors, manage materials, lead meetings, and compose reports.
The construction project superintendent has the following responsibilities, but not limited to;
- Leadership Skills: You will have to keep your employees motivated, resolve conflicts, and make difficult decisions regarding items of priority
- Time Management: You will be working with employees, customers, and management, often balancing multiple tasks and objectives at once
- Budgeting: project superintendents are expected to help management maintain budgets of resources such as manpower and equipment
- Analytical Skills: You will also need analytical skills to be able to solve problems that may come up during a typical workday.
- People management: the superintendent must have the capacity to manage people with varying levels of confidence and ability
The construction project superintendent will oversee many activities throughout the day, so it is critical for him or her to be precisely organized to make sure dates are meet and specifications are followed. The construction superintendent must have professional and thorough communication skills to make sure all projects have all resources needed to complete daily activities.
- A minimum of a high school education
- Proven work experience in the construction industry of at least 10 years
- Background with union trade work
- Background in civil, mechanical, structural, and electrical systems
- Excellent internal communication skills to analyze, manage and direct numerous projects
- Excellent Writing, reports, and verbal communication skills
- Solid organizational skills including fine attention to details and multi-tasking skills
- Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office
- Strong knowledge of schedules
In addition to the above preferred requirements, the construction project superintendent must also
- Know how to handle stressful situations with great time management
- Work with numerous teams to coordinate material, equipment, and manpower allocation
- Give daily/hourly tasks to foreman
- Review work progress daily