Superintendents have responsibilities that focus upon the training, development, and coordination of a Team’s field workforce as well as safety, quality, and production for a team’s projects. The particular level of this responsibility is coordinated with a Project Manager as the leadership for a particular Operations Team. The range of focus for a Superintendent may be very broad and encapsulate all of a Team’s projects or it may be more carefully directed at a particular project(s) or certain foremen/leads that need assistance. The circumstances of this may depend upon a Team’s needs at a particular time or an individual’s skills and abilities. A Superintendent is the ultimate example of a servant leader for the field workforce and is a person the team can count on to jump in and get the job done.
Essential Job Functions
Intermediate Horizon Project Planning
Superintendents also have secondary responsibilities for the items noted as secondary duties. It is not coincidental that these are some of the essential functions of a Project Manager. It cannot be stressed enough that the Superintendent and Project Manager are part of an inseparable partnership.
Long Term Horizon Project Planning
Technically proficient in the majority of the skills necessary for the Team’s focus of work. Would be considered a resource on these skills. Also possess the ability and desire to teach.
In general, at least 5-10 years’ experience in the field of work. One of the most important aspects of this is that a Superintendent must have the respect of the field workforce and must be more technically proficient in a Team’s area of expertise than possibly any other member of the team.
Education & Internal Career Path
No specific education requirements, though an associates or bachelor’s degree in the construction field is certainly highly desirable. The most common career path to becoming an LRT Superintendent is via excellence as a Foreman.
Spends majority of time in the field on various project sites. A significant amount of time spent driving between site locations. Travel is possible depending on the particular Team’s focus area and plans.
Job Type: Full-time