Construction General Superintendent

Prescient’s digital design-build system is an efficient, integrated, and transparent approach for developers, architects, and GCs who plan, design, and build multi-family housing and hospitality structures. Designed to revolutionize the building environment, Prescient leverages the power of technology to link standardized architectural design and products, automated structural engineering, precise manufacturing, and rapid on-site assembly. With this powerful digital thread, Prescient is increasing ROI across the entire development, construction, and operating value chain.

This role is responsible for complete field operations of a project, acting as leader, coach, negotiator, and arbitrator. The leadership displayed by this individual is critical to the project’s performance.

Competencies:

  • Industry knowledge – Knowledge of the construction industry, materials, processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques.
  • Administration and Employee Management – Experience overseeing and/or directing trade and field personnel. Knowledge of management principles involved in tactical planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Analytical, Problem Solving, and Decision-Making Skills – Ability to solve complex problems and clearly communicating decisions based on business needs.
  • Results Focused – Drive to achieve or exceed targets and goals within a determined timeframe and quality expectations.
  • Leadership Skills – Ability to lead and direct a large hourly organization towards company goals and objectives and the ability to hold people accountable to achieve those goals.
  • Conflict Resolution Skills– Ability to identify and address differences between groups or individuals and find common grounds that enables everyone to work together.
  • Professionalism/Communication Skills – The ability to behave professionally with all levels of the organization. Demonstrate high standards and good communication skills with subordinates, colleagues, suppliers, vendors, and others in the organization.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

General:

  • Manages Superintendents and provides the vision for project planning, coordination, sequencing, and site utilization.
  • Develops the overall construction plan for the Project in conjunction with the Project Executive.
  • Oversees, manages and documents all day-to-day job site activities including Prescient and OSHA safety compliance requirements.
  • Directs field personnel according to the project plan and Prescient’s supervisory principles.
  • Communicates issues, events, performance and progress daily to the Project Executive.
  • Reports any problems/issues promptly to facilitate the most cost-effective solutions.
  • Establishes effective working relationships with clients and Prescient’s team members.
  • Project Start-Up/Turnover Meeting:
  • Identifies pre-mobilization activities in conjunction with the Project Executive, and the Project Manager.
  • Develops start-up schedule, which includes priority purchasing requirements for a successful project start.
  • Develops a high-performance team through supervision, training, coaching and mentoring.
  • Ensures regular feedback is shared with subordinates, including timely completion of employee performance appraisals.
  • Fosters and enhances GC, subcontractor and vendor relations.
  • Ensures strict adherence to ethics and compliance requirements throughout the company.
  • Supports and drives utilization of Prescient’s initiatives and technology systems.
  • Develops the objectives/goals of each assigned individual.
  • Communicates with Prescient’s Project Management Team, subcontractors and vendors to assist them in working to the Project Schedule.
  • Represents Prescient with GC’s, consultants, government authorities, vendors and subcontractors.

Scheduling:

  • Assists in formulating and implementing the construction schedule in the field.
  • Assists in the establishment and implementation of the Project Baseline Schedule based on the project contracts and subcontractor input, taking into accounts any elements that might impact the schedule.
  • Maintains the schedule and ensures that work performed is consistent with the contract and will meet or exceed client expectations.
  • Provides input to the Scheduling Department for them to be able to update the Project Schedule on a monthly basis.
  • Provides guidance and overview of staff Superintendent, look ahead scheduling, and planning.
  • Reviews and assists staff with project planning and makes certain plan is communicated with the project team.

Construction:

  • Ensures that all subcontractors participate in a safety pre-construction meeting prior to starting work on the project.
  • Ensures that all subcontractors have a full set of MSD sheets on the project, as well as their site-specific safety plan and current insurance certificate or OCIP/CCIP enrollment ID.
  • Reviews the project daily to ensure that all activities are being performed in accordance with all Prescient, OSHA, and governing requirements and the project site-specific safety plan.
  • Ensures that all first delivery inspections and benchmark inspections are conducted and occur per the baseline schedule so as not to impact the progression of the subsequent work.
  • Ensures that the inspections and material testing are approved, documented, and communicated to the project team.
  • Ensures that all products and materials incorporated into the project are per approved submittals and contract documents.
  • Manages site pre-construction including pre-construction survey, job site utilization, and staging plans.
  • Mobilizes the field office and maintains the job site to Prescient’s standards.
  • Organizes documentation of the job site for easy access and review.
  • Manages subcontractor performance to quality and ethical standards.
  • Works with Project Manager to identify and resolve personnel issues and construction process revisions.
  • Manages all phases of the construction process including documenting and reporting site activities and progress; manages the site with current phased Job Site Utilization Plans.
  • Attends project turnover, mobilization, and project coordination meetings.
  • Makes sure that Superintendents attend safety pre-construction meetings and weekly foreman and safety meetings. Sits in on meetings as required.
  • Chairs monthly schedule review meetings.
  • Attends closeout and owner meetings.
  • Chairs subcontractor meetings and any others necessary meetings to monitor and manage the project.
  • Completes daily reports and maintains logs of key activities, files, and shop drawings. Provides overview to make certain project superintendents are reporting and managing logs as required.
  • Manages the quality and condition of all material deliveries. Oversees the process to ensure compliance with Prescient Material Verification requirements.
  • Overview of required safety reporting and all other required files to Prescient’s standards.
  • Ensures that as-built working drawings are maintained as well as the current drawing log and revision log and communicates this to the subcontractors.
  • Assists in the review and response of RFI, Shop Drawings, Product Data, and any other documents required for the successful completion of the project.
  • Assists the Project Manager in the review of the Value of Schedule and in the approval of subcontractor monthly pay applications.
  • Understands and administers Prescient’s Contract and Subcontract Agreements.
  • Assists the Project Manager in the management of the General Conditions pertaining to the field-related activities.
  • Verifies that the document control process for all addenda, ASI’s, and Drawing Revisions are kept to date on the field working drawing set. Provides overview that the process is ongoing and current.
  • Reviews memos and minutes for meetings associated with the projects.
  • Works with the Project Team and Management to recover all legitimate GC costs relating to owner changes. Reviews with the Field Staff all field directives and back charges for timely processing on a monthly basis.

Minimum Requirements/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field is preferred. A four-year college degree is acceptable.
  • 10+ years of experience in the construction industry as a Superintendent.
  • 5+ years of experience in the role of Assistant Superintendent.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Primavera P-6, Microsoft Project, Hand Drawn Schedules and planning, Bluebeam, Adobe
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work, and project schedule.
  • Familiar with LEED principles.
  • Able to multi-task and handle competing priorities between Prescient’s business needs and organizational issues while maintaining excellent customer relations.
  • Must understand business judgment and the balance between budget and construction processes.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage the many details necessary for successful construction.
  • Must have judgment to know when to appropriately escalate issues up the chain of command.
  • Excellent management skills to effectively manage subcontractor performance to high quality.
  • A strong sense of urgency and initiative, and the ability to quickly study and react to complex issues and resolve conflict effectively in a firm but fair manner.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to take action confidently and decisively.

Work Environment: This position operates in the field, construction site environment, year-round in various climates

Position Type: This is a full time, exempt level position

Physical Demands: Working conditions are a typical construction site with uneven surfaces, outdoor activity in all weather, extensive use of ladders. Must be capable to work in these conditions, able to lift up to 50 pounds, walk/stand 8 hours daily. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

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. Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits Summary:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance (Employee premium is 100% paid by Prescient)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Basic Employee Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Critical Illness and Accident supplemental insurance
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • 401(k) Plan with safe harbor match

EEO Statement:

Prescient is an Equal Opportunity Employer – All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Details

  • Department: Construction
  • Location: Arvada, CO

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Arvada
14401 W. 65th Way
UNIT B
Arvada, CO 80004