The Project Superintendent’s responsibility encompasses the effective and profitable management of a project, with focused emphasis on achieving the objectives for each of the five critical success factors- Timely Delivery, Product Quality, Financial Success, Project Safety, and Client Satisfaction. The Project Superintendent is the designated field leader required to supervise the activities and operations of all construction personnel at the job site. The Project Superintendent must be an active participant in and share the responsibility with the Project Group for planning, implementing, and managing the following:
- Construction Operations
- Contract Administration
- Contractor Representation
- Financial Performance
- Image and External Relations
- Core Values
The Project Superintendent must exhibit leadership qualities, possess an excellent well-rounded understanding of the technical aspects of building construction “means and methods” and material types and their applications. Superintendents must possess prudent analytical skills, have common sense, and demonstrate the ability to make sound judgements. As the lead supervisor of Raymond Construction forces and subcontractors, this person is the “field general” and expected to conduct themselves accordingly. Attention to detail, a continuous focus on quality over and above “industry standards” is expected. The Superintendent is expected to manage development of subordinates and contribute to the professional maturation of those under their command.
Listed below are some of the job specific duties and responsibilities of the Project Superintendent.
- Manage and oversee the on-site safety program
- Implement and monitor the project’s Quality Control Program
- Be familiar with all CMT requirements with respect to numbers, coverage, and frequency of tests and observations required by the project Specifications and Contract Documents.
- Complete the project on time and under budget.
- Analyze project problems or issues and provide the necessary support for resolution
- Coordinate with the Owner and design group to assure conformance to contract requirements.
- Effectively schedule and coordinate on-site work operations.
- Understand and comply with contract requirements relating to issues such as inspection procedures, claims notification, and shutdown notifications.
- Perform weekly safety inspections.
- Be familiar and understand all building codes and requirements set forth by jurisdictional building inspection departments.
- Participate in the initial creation of the Project Plan
- Participate in the creation of the Project Master CPM, providing requisite support.
- Review approved submittals and cross-reference between trades to ensure the work conforms to contract requirements.
- Monitor and document changed work operations and impact.
- Perform project job hazard analysis prior to the commencement of work.
- Oversee the job site management of the project documentation, inclusive of, but not limited to the following:
- Plans and Specifications
- Subcontractor and Purchase Orders
- RFI forms and responses
- Claims and Change Orders
- Small Tools
- Superintendent Daily Reports
- Safety Meetings
- Safety Inspection Reports/ Material Safety Data Sheets Progress Photos
- Quality Control Logs and Inspection Reports
- Review, understand and enforce all project specific subcontract agreements and supplier purchase orders.
- Help ensure that the needs of the Client are met to provide a cost effective, high quality product.
- Administer personnel policies, procedures, and practices to all job site workers.
- Provide supervisory training to designated individuals.
- Recognize that our subcontracts, suppliers, and vendors are an extremely important part of our group and treat them accordingly.
- Communicate effectively with the design group and anticipate their needs.
- Monitor and control project costs; ensure cost effective procedures are followed,
- Provide accurate, timely information as required by the Project Manager in accordance with departmental requirements.
- Maintain weekly, bi-monthly, and monthly Project Control “tools”, as defined by the Project Management Group
- Understand and evaluate pertinent cost figures, “Cost at Completion”, “Projected Revenues”, and “Projected Fee”