Senior Superintendent

Wilmington, DE

Senior Superintendent

EDiS’ Senior Superintendent is responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and managing contractors’ activities on the firm’s more complex projects. This includes managing multiple trade groups (electricians, plumbers, carpenters, etc.) and working closely with internal and external project team members to make decisions and recommendations to affect the quality, profitability, and optimal outcome of the project. Additional responsibilities include developing new business opportunities, building client relationships that generate repeat business opportunities, and supervising subordinate Superintendents when assigned.

Expectations of EDiS Employees

  1. Be a leader by taking responsibility, exhibiting a positive attitude, and preserving the company culture.
  2. Actively participate in the implementation and support of EDiS’ Total Jobsite Safety and Zero Accidents Program.
  3. Embrace EDiS’ Service Vision and Nine Standards, and apply them to everything you do.
  4. Seek to thoroughly understand corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and their impact on project activities.
  5. Strive to continuously build knowledge and skills by pursuing training and development.
  6. Serve as a steward of EDiS’ financial health and growth.
  7. Work ethically and with integrity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Work with Operations Managers and Project Managers to establish a complete and comprehensive project team responsible for project’s construction.
  2. Provide advice, guidance, and direction to Project Engineers and Superintendents assisting on the job site to support project and professional development.
  3. Review and analyze construction documents to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times.
  4. Perform formal review of drawings, shop drawings, etc. for conflicts and problems. Identify issues and concerns, in writing, to the responsible parties and notify Project Manager.
  5. Coordinate subcontractor tradesmen in the field and establish working order to generate successful installations.
  6. Conduct daily safety inspections. Uphold project safety requirements by contractors with full authority to stop contractor’s work if unsafe working conditions are observed, in accordance with contract documents and OSHA regulations.
  7. Develop written site logistics plan.
  8. Maintain thorough, up-to-date, and accurate documentation, as required (e.g., daily logs, safety documentation, etc.).
  9. Coordinate, manage, and document required jobsite meetings (e.g., foremen meetings, Pre-Install meetings, etc.).
  10. Submit appropriate reports and meeting minutes timely, clearly, and accurately.
  11. Coordinate with QA/QC Team to improve quality workmanship by contractors that conforms to specifications and adheres to construction schedule.
  12. Assist in preparing and continuously monitoring project schedule.
  13. Develop accurate two-week schedules.
  14. Review and check contractor performance daily. Monitor contractors for adherence to project schedule in accordance with contract documents.
  15. Effectively monitor and control field costs (e.g., contractor’s work orders, time & material, overtime, etc.).
  16. Develop contractor and project pre-punchlists for closeout of project and interim punchlists of the project.
  17. Thoroughly complete closeout, punchlist process, and internal archiving of project.
  18. Coordinate and schedule state and local regulatory and inspection agencies.
  19. Establish and maintain an organized, clean, and efficient job site office.
  20. Effectively manage subordinate team members’ activities, providing regular feedback, developing their skills, and encouraging growth.
  21. Develop and maintain positive relationships with client, contractors, and design team to facilitate construction activities and provide opportunities for future projects.

Qualifications/Competencies (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities)

  1. Experience with industry specific software and technology (e.g., BIM, Microsoft Project)
  2. Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
  3. Proficient with software to view, create, manipulate PDFs (e.g., Adobe Acrobat, BlueBeam)
  4. Knowledge of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey labor market
  5. Proficient in reading and interpreting documents such as construction plans, safety rules, procedure manuals, schedules, RFIs, etc.
  6. Ability to work independently and make significant, effective decisions
  7. Demonstrate sound judgment to make recommendations that affect profitability and quality of project
  8. Strong negotiation skills to resolve project conditions with contractors, design team, and/or client
  9. Superior verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively present information one-on-one and speak in front of groups
  10. Superior written communication skills with the ability to write routine reports and business correspondence
  11. Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, developing solutions when possible
  12. Commitment to superior customer service, responding promptly to the clients’ needs, and meeting commitments
  13. Open to direction and feedback, listens, and seeks clarification
  14. Display original thinking and creativity and generate suggestions for improving quality of work
  15. Ability to deal professionally with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events
  16. Exceptional multi-tasking skills and ability to remain poised and professional under pressure
  17. Team-oriented with the ability to interact positively with and lead internal and external team members

Required Education and Experience

  1. 4-year degree in Engineering, Construction, or degree from post-secondary program in related field preferred; or equivalent combination of technical education, training, and experience.
  2. 10+ years’ experience as onsite construction superintendent
  3. Experience managing the job site of projects greater than $25M
  4. OSHA 30-hour Certification
  5. Current CPR and First Aid certification
  6. Experience managing multiple delivery methods – GC, CM, Design-Build
  7. Advanced knowledge of specialty areas (e.g., MEP systems, building envelope)
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