Superintendent - Manhattan, KS
Company: McCownGordon Construction
Posted on: January 12, 2020
Job Details Description
Follows standard McCownGordon procedures and policies to accomplish
Project Set-Up and Planning
- Develops and implements pre-job plans by analyzing the
construction documents, identifying the critical path, long-lead
items, and setting a plan to build the project in the most
- Develops the site logistic plan by carefully analyzing site
conditions, utilities, material deliveries, crane access, vertical
transportation, employee parking, trailer and/or office set-up.
Develops plan to address safety concerns, including signage and
emergency evacuation routes.
- Develops a plan to handle storm water run-off/sedimentation at
the project site.
- Analyzes line-of-site issues at entrances to public roads and
develops a plan to handle.
- Determines all existing public utilities above and below ground
on and around site to prevent future damage issues with
- Works with project management team in developing the project
- If schedule slips, develops plan to rearrange activities, add
staff, and/or schedule overtime.
- Coordinates and schedules trade partners, vendors and site
staff on a daily/weekly basis by tracking timelines, following up,
and making adjustments as necessary to keep on schedules.
- Develops two and three week look-ahead schedule by identifying
the most critical items that must occur over the next few weeks.
Coordinates with key subcontractors and suppliers to ensure the
project is properly staffed and materials in place to meet the
- Coordinates with Project Manager/Project Engineer weekly for
- Studies project budget and weekly reports to ensure the project
meets or exceeds budget specifications.
- Establishes production rates for team to ensure work is
performed within budget requirements.
- Reviews weekly unit cost reports and adjusts team/production to
- Sets corrective measures to steer the project back on budget if
necessary by communicating and coordinating with suppliers and
- Reviews weekly labor reports and reports to Project Management
any errors or discrepancies.
- Reviews necessary budget items with on-site field staff to
ensure work is performed within budget.
Materials, Supplies and Equipment
- Monitors material and deliveries to ensure accurate quantities
are on site when needed to meet project specifications.
- Maintains company equipment and tools by following
manufacturers specifications and maintenance requirements and
conducting periodic safety inspections.
- Evaluates and reviews with Director, Field Operations equipment
needs and merits of purchases versus rentals.
- Develops and maintains a quality control plan for each project
to ensure the project exceeds client expectations.
- Oversees and monitors overall quality control on the project
for both company and trade partners work.
- Conducts pre-installation meetings to set the quality control
- Manages the punch list with the goal of zero items on the list
by continually monitoring and setting the expectations throughout
- Ensures all applicable inspections, including structural,
civil, and codes are performed and discrepancies are resolved
- Photographs job progress, materials, operations, and site
conditions by using a digital camera and forwarding to project
management at least weekly.
- Maintains all documentation for the project, including accurate
timesheets, daily reports, field activities, field work orders,
directives, weather reports, inspection reports, visitor logs,
weekly safety reports, and any other reports specific to the
- Maintains organized filing system for all paperwork.
- Keeps drawings, logs, diaries, and inspection notebooks up to
- Manages documentation of business-related expenses by keeping
receipts, regularly completing expense report forms, and submitting
- Evaluates and addresses project hiring needs by communicating
with the Field Hiring Coordinator to add and remove staff and
- Watches performance of workers and provides feedback to Field
Hiring Coordinator on whether to hire or not hire workers to
maximize and strengthen the McCownGordon team.
- Coordinates all company work forces on the project by
evaluating labor needs with the Foreman and delegating work
- Supervises associates at the site by monitoring attendance,
performance, safety compliance, quality control, conduct, and
adherence to core values. Addresses disciplinary issues and relays
to Field Hiring Coordinator.
- Offers encouragement and recognition for work completed on time
and with high quality.
- Trains Foremen and Superintendent Trainees by working with them
one-on-one to learn McCownGordon core values, policies, procedures,
and construction means and methods.
- Mentors Foremen and Superintendent Trainees through coaching
and ongoing feedback. Serves as resource for questions and career
Meetings and Relationships
- Coordinates weekly trade partner foreman meetings.
- Conducts pre-installation meetings with all suppliers and trade
partners affected by the installation process. Coordinates how all
materials will be tied into each other and how the process will
flow for the most efficient and highest-quality application.
- Ensures trailer or office area is in acceptable condition for
meetings with architects, owners, and/or engineers.
- Maintains good relationships with all owners, architects,
engineers, and inspectors by communicating regularly, facilitating
visits, and acting in a professional and courteous manner to
- Assists the Risk Management Director with development and
implementation of project safety plan.
- Prepares the weekly site safety walk-throughs by inspecting the
site and looking for areas that need special attention to keep the
- Completes a site safety inspection report weekly and submits to
Risk Management Director and Project Manager before Progress
- Addresses safety concerns with McCownGordon staff and trade
partners. Outlines corrective measures and action plans to resolve.
Halts work immediately on concerns that are life-safety
- Conducts or supervises weekly jobsite Tool Box Meetings.
- Ensures job site is clean and organized.
- Coaching: Engaging an individual in developing and committing
to an action plan that targets specific behaviors, skills, or
knowledge needed to ensure performance improvement or prepare for
success in new responsibilities.
- Facilitating Change: Encouraging others to implement better
approaches to address problems and opportunities; leading the
implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace.
- Building Talent: Planning and supporting the development of
individuals knowledge, skills, and abilities so that they can
fulfill current or future job responsibilities more
- Delegation and Empowerment: Identifying and leveraging
opportunities to accelerate results and build capability by
assigning tasks and decision-making responsibilities to individuals
or teams with clear boundaries, expectations, support, and
- Client Focus: Ensures that the client perspective is a driving
force behind business decisions and activities; crafts and
implements service practices that meet client and McCownGordon
- Planning and Organizing: Identifies goals to be achieved and
formulates strategies to achieve them.
- Building Partnerships: Developing and leveraging relationships
within and across work groups to achieve results.
- Emotional Intelligence Essentials: Establishes and sustains
trusting relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting
own and others emotions and behavior; recognizes, understands and
manages own emotions.
- Influencing: Using effective involvement and persuasion
strategies to gain acceptance of ideas and commitment to actions
that support specific work outcomes.
- Creating a Culture of Trust: Fostering a work environment that
encourages people to act with integrity and treat each other and
their ideas with respect; creating and protecting a high-trust
environment by setting an example, advocating for others in the
face of challenges; removing barriers to trust, and rewarding
others for demonstrating behaviors that cultivate trust.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (requirements before going into job)
- 10+ years of experience in the construction industry, or
equivalent level of knowledge and skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency in leading medium-scale or more
- Proven ability to develop and maintain excellent working
relationships with architects, owners, and vendors
- Experience managing multiple projects from beginning to
- Experience with both renovation and ground-up building
- Proficient in personal computer and e-mail applications
- Proven ability to accurately schedule construction activities
- Demonstrated success in effectively managing safety on
- Proven ability to identify potential issues and offer
resolutions before the project is affected
- Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret
contract documents, safety rules, operating and maintenance
instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine
reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before
groups of clients, subcontractors, or associates.
- Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts
such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages,
area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic
algebra and geometry.
- Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal
with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only
limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of
instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule
- Valid drivers license and good driving record.
- Experience in Layout (Total Station)
- LEED Accreditation
- Knowledge of scheduling software (i.e. SureTrak)
- Knowledge of project management software (i.e. Prolog)
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the
primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- While performing the duties of this job, the associate is
frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle objects,
tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The associate is
occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop or kneel.
- The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds,
frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds, and occasionally lift
and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities
required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an associate encounters while performing
the primary responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
- While performing the duties of this job, the associate
regularly works in outside weather conditions. The associate
frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The associate
occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally
exposes to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne
particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock,
- The noise level in the work environment is usually
Note: This job description reflects a summary of the job and does
not prescribe or restrict the responsibilities that may be
assigned. The job description is subject to change at any time.
McCownGordon Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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