Traveling Superintendent - 1075904

Updated 2/20/23

Construction Traveling Superintendent

East Coast



To provide on-site coordination for all phases of construction projects, including coordinating subcontractors, material and equipment, ensuring that drawings, specifications and contract documents are being strictly followed, and work is proceeding on schedule and within budget. Superintendent shall be responsible for scheduling, inspections, quality control, and job site safety.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities of Superintendent:

  • Provide direction to and resolve coordination issues amongst numerous subcontractors and vendors;
  • Perform quality control duties and responsibilities regarding the work being performed;
  • Communicate with project team regarding ASI’s, RFI’s, material submittals and shop drawings;
  • Ensure that each subcontractor is fully executing and complying with its contracted scope of work;
  • Coordinate required inspections with local jurisdictions or other relevant entities;
  • Monitor and enforce jobsite safety rules and guidelines;
  • Identify subcontractor non-compliance with safety, health, and environmental quality standards;
  • Identify conflicts in construction progress and communicate them to project team for resolution;
  • Maintain daily log of activities on the jobsite;
  • Ensure subcontractor has promptly corrected all deficiencies identified by project team;
  • Issue notices of non-compliance to subcontractors in regards to quality of work or scheduling;
  • Ensure that the job site is always kept in a clean and organized manner;
  • Perform job progress and completion punch list identification and completion;
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant pandemic safety protocol.

Secondary Functions:

  • Identify areas of work that are outside of subcontracted scope.
  • Open the jobsite at beginning of the day and secure the jobsite at the end of the day.

Job Scope:

This role will require regular interaction and communication with personnel. Daily tasks will vary, but will include those listed as “Essential Functions” above. The Project Superintendent does not have authorization to engage in monetary agreements (subcontracts, change orders, work authorizations). All request for monetary agreements must be communicated to Project Manager for consideration prior to work performed. 

Supervisory Responsibility:

Superintendent shall supervise all foreman, subcontractors, consultants, and vendors on a daily basis. This supervision shall ensure adequate manpower is available for each task and compliant work performed. Superintendent shall supervise all Assistant Superintendents, as applicable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in and strong familiarity with all major trades, including carpentry, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and others.
  • Ability to communicate using the following tools: telephone, written logs, email, computer, digital camera.
  • Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications
  • Endurance and ability to survey entire job site, including stairs or other elevated structures.
  • Safety and Security – Commits to fully observing and abiding by all safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult client situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on resolving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
  • Mathematical Skills - Strong ability to calculate figures and amounts, including proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. ability to apply concepts of basic arithmetic, 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 form.
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Physical Requirements:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position involves work at a construction site where duties will be performed both indoors and outdoors.
  • Requires travel to and from jobsites and jobsite walk-throughs or pre-bid meetings; may require staying away from home for long periods;
  • Weekend and off hours work may be required to meet project deadlines;
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers needed to operate tools, a computer keyboard, mouse and other business machines;
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk;
  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • Reach with hands and arms;
  • Climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and
  • Speak and hear;
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit;
  • Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling. 
  • Ability to lift up to 100 lbs. 

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be able to travel to the jobsite(s) as assigned;
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and verifiable, acceptable driving record;
  • OSHA 30 preferred; must be willing to obtain OSHA 30 upon hire if not already certified;
  • Must be subject to criminal and government background checks required for public work.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The employee may be occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and risk of vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Reporting Structure:  Will report directly to the Director of Construction.

Job Types/Location: 

  • Work for this full-time position will take place on job site locations that may be located throughout the Eastern region of the U.S., generally along the East Coast; 
  • Company will coordinate housing and transportation needs for this employee at job sites located more than one hour from employee’s place of residence;
  • Company will supply all tools needed;
  • Position not eligible for remote work/teleworking, though meetings will be held remotely to the extent possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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