Superintendent / Senior Superintendent

The Superintendent provides overall leadership for on-site field management and administration as it relates to the onsite construction process in planning, coordination and execution of work on time and within budget. Position includes direct supervision of project superintendent, foreman, subcontractors and other construction related personnel in planning, coordination and execution of work on time along with direct coordination with clients, design team members, 3 rd party consultants, etc. Position leads in the establishment of the project parameters as it relates to the onsite work while maintaining a safe work place, enforcing quality control, enhancing client relationships and promoting the company image.

Essential duties + responsibilities


Enforce the DAVIS Safety program in accordance with DAVIS Policies and Processes, local, state, and federal laws to include all subcontractors and employees

Implement, maintain, and enforce a site-specific project safety orientation program in accordance with all DAVIS Safety Standard Policies and Processes, local, state, and federal laws to include all subcontractors and employees

Prompt abatement of safety issues

Obtain and maintain current certifications for First Aid, CPR and OSHA

Technical Knowledge

Participate in the pursuit of new projects – site logistics + planning, budget scope, proposal submission and presentation preparation

Participate in monthly Project Status Report (PSR) preparation and attend meetings, including monthly payment applications, be aware of buy-out issues, risks, budget forecasting, allowances and contingencies; general budget knowledge

Understand Owner contract terms to be aware of risks, review with project management team

Utilize subcontract terms and know how they apply to various situations on a project

Execute a thorough review of submittals, shop drawings, and requests for information (RFI’s), including coordination with contract documents

Maintain a complete, current and accurate set of contract documents and “as-builts”

Partner with DAVIS project manager in the development of site logistics and sequencing diagrams; create the documents using proper software systems

Lead the project closeout process with preparing and completing the job close out check lists, punch list process, collecting and issuing project close out documentation

Document with photographs of general progress and issues of the project and save on server

Partner with Project Manager to develop the detailed overall CPM schedule; ensure updates and sequence changes are implemented as needed throughout the project

Work with Project Manager on critical submittals prior to submission

Coordinate daily construction activities within existing operating facilities

Review overall project budget with Project Manager

Perform a thorough scope review of any extra subcontractor work tickets to evaluate completeness and quality prior to signing and submission to the project manager

Coordinate with DAVIS field engineering department for layout requirements

Perform basic layout and engineering functions, as required

Review and provide feedback on all purchase orders and subcontractor contracts including review and knowledge of scope of work and participation of pre and post award meetings with subcontractors

Contribute to the preparation of and actively participate in internal, owners and subcontractor meetings, and partner with project manager to develop and run foreman / subcontractor meetings

Responsible for tracking and controlling the construction schedule, material status log, and associated costs to achieve completion of project within time and budget allocated

Work with project manager to ensure material procurement aligns with schedule, utilizing material status log, and the submittal process

Perform, monitor and document all jobsite control reporting measures including daily reports, payroll, quality reporting, accident and incident reports, and timesheets

Perform a qualitative review of all contract documents for potential conflicts, ADA requirements, tolerance requirements or quality issues to mitigate risk

Ensure and / or perform existing conditions survey prior to the start of construction activities; provide report to project team

Confirm all products and materials meet the approved submittals

Participate in the payment approval process of subcontractor, vendor and other invoices with the Project Management Team

In conjunction with schedule updates, record the actual start and completion dates of each task

Responsible for the maintenance and documentation of the workmanship by using DAVIS project controls, such as Latista, Microsoft Excel, or another software application

Provides three week look ahead schedule on a weekly basis to Project Management Team

Obtain competitive pricing for all general job site needs to control costs and ensure alignment with the project budget

Develop and execute project team’s plan for monitoring the completion of the punch list and coordinate all required field inspections with local jurisdiction and 3 rd party inspectors

Review, understand and ensure that all local labor requirements are met

Perform other duties as assigned

Quality of Work

Lead the implementation in collaboration with field and office operations staff to utilize the DAVIS Quality Management system in the execution of the project, including creating and managing quality control and deficiency logs utilizing Latista, or similar software

Review submittals to ensure work installation complies with the contract documents and in accordance with DAVIS standards

Review scopes of work to ensure work installation complies with subcontractor agreements

Ensure adherence to Best Practices; educate other team members

Ensure overall subcontractor compliance with schedule, quality control, production requirements, material deliveries, in accordance with the subcontract agreement

Ensure DAVIS’ sustainability standards are being enforced and managed on the project; enforce higher sustainability requirements, such as LEED, as required


Perform responsibilities with excellence in service, integrity and building relationships as exemplified in DAVIS core values

Take the necessary steps in following tasks through to completion

Demonstrate involvement in DAVIS sponsored activities and industry-related events

Participate with the retention and recruiting of current and future DAVIS employees

Cooperativeness & Teamwork

Team with DAVIS Project Manager to assist and / or lead the construction process for the duration of the project

Actively participates and promotes a collaborative environment with owners, property managers, design team members, co-workers, subcontractors, vendors and other contractors to enhance effective communication

Foster a spirit of cooperation to create a collaborative team environment


Effectively communicate with DAVIS team, owners, architects, and subcontractors from preconstruction through project completion, including progress and any potential project impacts

Develop strong relationships with project team through owners meeting, project meetings, internal, and / or subcontract meetings

Participate in presentations for potential projects, internal corporate initiatives, etc.

Provide and use subcontractor qualification reports to assess subcontractor performance to provide project teams with strategic guidance

Actively maintain business relationships with owners, architect / engineers and subcontractors to promote future business opportunities

Provide timely updates to Project Manager regarding costs not forecasted or budgeted

Problem Solving

Identify and execute a proactive approach, including alternative solutions, to solve project issues

Support active research, coordinate with other DAVIS resources, and connect with subcontractor community to help foster creative solutions

Assist in the development of fully coordinated RFI’s that offer solutions and field information to the design team

Implement solutions in a timely manner

Planning & Organization

Plan and execute jobsite logistics to maximize production and safety

Manage task priorities and execute effectively

Plan and organize field office to include set up of workspace, files, and contract documents

Know the details of the project while maintaining a big picture outlook

Plan for future tasks and projects


Ensure timely project completion through project scheduling, working with project team

Execute timely project start-up and closeout process

Fulfill attendance and commitment expectations

Execute timeliness of project specific duties

Participate in the review and completion of job start-up agreement and closeout checklist

Management & Leadership

Establish a leadership presence on the project site

Supervise, mentor and assist field operations staff, including reviewing their work, strengthening necessary job skills, communicating performance concerns, and providing resources in strengthening areas of development

Develop, mentor and participate in the technical education of others towards a successful career with the company

Conduct performance appraisals

Required Skills

Decision making, research and analytical problem solving skills

Time management with the ability to organize, assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands, and to work independently

Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and interact effectively at all levels within the organization

Required Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field, preferred

At least four (4) years supervisory construction experience

Solid skills in Field Management

Demonstrated skills in these areas: managing site activity, labor relations and union agreements, anticipating and resolving project issues, establishing and enforcing site schedule requirements, managing site safety and insurance risks, and subcontractor management

Demonstrated success in managing construction projects

Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of technical systems associated with the project

MS Office – Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook experience

Certifications for First Aid, CPR and OSHA 30-hour

Proficient with computer based scheduling software, spreadsheet applications, project management software, and virtual construction software

Experience in educating staff on technical issues, processes and quality

General knowledge and understanding of LEED related to construction credits


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. Reaching above and below, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and bending. The employee must occasionally lift / carry / move up to 50 pounds. Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, file, and perform specialized skills. Needs a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment.


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This position may require some travel for conferences, educational sessions, and other company events.The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate.While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to higher noise levels and hazardous working conditions when working at job sites. Safety precautions must be taken and resources will be provided.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned this job. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the job.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other category as protected by law.

Company: James G. Davis Construction

Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2017

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