We are Hiring – Construction Superintendent

October 17, 2019

Job Title:  Project Superintendent

Salary Grade/Level:  Exempt

Reports to:  Project Manager/Sr. Project Manager

Summary:

Synergy Builders, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schafer Richardson, LLC (SR).  SR is an industry leader in real estate services and investments.  We strive to provide quality investment, management, leasing, development, and construction services to our commercial and multifamily real estate portfolio in the Upper Midwest.

 We are looking for an energetic, self-directed individual who is able to work closely with project leadership while ensuring that our customers and clients receive the highest level of service.

The Project Superintendent is responsible for managing all on-site construction activities for our construction projects including the field aspects of the project’s budget, schedule, general performance, and overall client satisfaction and success of the project.  Superintendents are also responsible for understanding the plan scope of the work in order to execute the work through a clear and thorough understanding of the project requirements.  Superintendents shall strive to minimize scope creep or project change orders as much as possible.  Superintendents report to the Project Manager/Sr. Project Manager as the decision-making authority in cases where finances are involved.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Please note, the job description is not intended to be all encompassing.  Other duties may be assigned by management as needed.

Performance Expectations

  • Maximize construction coordination, scheduling and project implementation in the field.
  • Ensure compliance with the project plans and specifications; monitor & implement plan and spec modifications.
  • Develop, maintain and implement project schedules, including 2-week, 4-week and overall project.
  • Maintain quality standards of Synergy Builders and of the project specifications.
  • Ensure implementation of Synergy Builder’s Safety Program in all site-specific plans and procedures to create a safe work environment throughout the jobsite; adhere to the safety and record keeping requirements
  • Foster repeat clients, as well as good working relationships with vendors that will want to work with us.

Responsibilities:

The Project Superintendent has secondary responsibility for the project’s success, after the Project Manager including the following:

Client Relations

  • Being responsive to client requests and concerns
  • Being proactive about understanding what makes our clients happy
  • Build and maintain client, subcontractor, and Architect relationships
  • Creating a follow up system for clients that we have worked with
  • Assist /attend business meetings for purposes of business development; coordinate with PM’s

 Estimating

  • Review and understand the project estimate with PM, at commencement of project
  • Understand and help to assemble list of estimate clarifications or assumptions, if applicable
  • May need to assist PM in obtaining additional subcontractor or material vendor bids as time allows

Administration

  • Review Owner contract clarifications or assumptions
  • Be active in assisting in procurement of project required submittals – from GC and from all Subcontractors and suppliers. PM is ultimately responsible for this process.
  • Creation of RFI’s / timeliness of such
  • Assist PM in creation all cost and scope changes (CRs, PRs, ASIs, etc.)
  • Obtain all City permit sign-offs
  • Effective communications with PM on issues/ decisions
  • Obtain necessary information from engineers, designers, inspectors, municipal/provincial authorities and owners
  • Create, maintain and execute the project plan and schedule ensuring compliance with project budget.
  • Supervise and coordinate all construction activities from the jobsite or remotely as required.
  • Supervise, direct, coach and train Foreman and hourly staff assigned to project
  • Create site specific plans and procedures;

Schedule

  • Project Scheduling and updating of project schedules
  • Schedule and coordinate off hours (night or early morning) work as required to maintain project schedule and to accommodate tenants’ operational needs
  • Work with PM to facilitate expeditious submittal delivery from vendors
  • Creation of 2-week and 4-week look ahead schedules
  • Work with PM on longer look ahead schedules / project schedule
  • Control of subcontractor mobilization, facilitating access
  • Coordination of on-site subcontractor interaction
  • Material delivery coordination
  • Long Lead items planning

Risk        

  • Risk assessment and management – discuss with PM on onset of projects
  • Coordination with team of pre-construction meetings on high-risk items (waterproofing, roofing, window installation, etc.)
  • Identify potential concerning details that create liability for Synergy or the Owner in the future.
  • Identify early the weather conditions or restrictions; create plan
  • Identify and create a plan for site conditions or constraints that might impact us

Quality Control

  • Ensure that all work complies with the Contracted plans and specifications
  • Facilitate and attend ‘critical sub’ pre-construction meetings to ensure expectations are set
  • Ensure workmanship of all trades is acceptable and not deviated from
  • Engage PM as necessary on matters where workmanship is sub-par.
  • Identify potential concerning details that create liability for Synergy or the Owner in the future.
  • Work to alleviate material installation in unfit conditions
  • Ensure project materials and workmanship meet the project Quality Standards and Design requirements

Closeout

  • Financial closeout of all subcontractors and vendors permits
  • Assist in assembly of As-Built drawings in a complete and clear manner
  • Assist in obtaining all O&M Manuals as required by the Project Specifications
  • Ensuring receipt of local jurisdiction final sign-off or certificate of occupancy
  • Ensuring final completion of punch list in a timely manner
  • Obtaining final sign off by the Owner for punch list items
  • Coordination of any training of Owner’s maintenance staff on equipment operation

Knowledge, Skills and Other Abilities

  • Experience supervising and mentoring large crews
  • Able to perform light construction trade work (framing, doors, sheetrock, painting) along with managing subcontractors and vendors to ensure projects stay on schedule
  • Ability to manage others
  • In-depth knowledge of the construction industry and company operations specifically construction specifications, building materials, methods and procedures
  • Computer literate with working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, Word, and Outlook, as well as internal operational systems to lead and assess trade performance on the job
  • Ability to apply basic engineering principles to construction challenges
  • Ability to visualize the entire project and anticipate constructability issues and embed solutions in the construction plans and schedules
  • Ability to visualize and create the project schedule’s critical path
  • Ability to schedule, monitor and forecast resources for optimum efficiency
  • Ability to manage others and many facets of the construction project and assume responsibility
  • Understands when to seek out professional advice
  • Self-directed individual with initiative and flexibility
  • Excellent attention to details, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to advise management of potential problems, work interferences or schedule difficulties while assisting in circumventing/resolving such conflicts; anticipate and resolve project issues and schedule difficulties

 Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Business is desired but not required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a Project Superintendent (or similar)
  • Experience as a Superintendent on medical office tenant improvement and live remodel projects is preferred

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee in this position must frequently communicate with employees and vendors exchanging accurate information in these situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee works primarily at the job site.  The employee supervises the entire project and is responsible for client satisfaction.  In addition, there may be a need to operate office equipment (i.e., a computer, tablet, phone) as well as occasionally lifting and/or moving office equipment and building supplies up to 50 pounds.

Travel

Will travel locally to job sites as needed.  May also require, at times, travel to the near midwestern states up to 50% of the time.

At Schafer Richardson, our team works hard every day to ensure that our customers and clients receive the highest level of services available.  Customer service and client satisfaction are our primary goals.  If you believe your skills and experience are aligned with our team and this opportunity, please send your resume and salary requirements to:

Schafer Richardson

ATTN:  Human Resources

900 North Third Street

Minneapolis, MN 55401

Or

thaight@sr-re.com