$65k - $80k Per Year

Job Type



19 days ago


New York, NY


Construction Superintendent Job Description


Job Scope:

The Construction Superintendent (CS) shall establish and enforce job site safety and quality control programs to ensure a safe, timely, and high quality construction project. The Construction Superintendent shall be the Company’s Primary representative on site and liaise with the Project Team (Owner; Owner’s Rep; A/E Team; Controlled Inspectors, etc.), all Sub-Contractors and Government Officials.


Essential Functions / Major Responsibilities of Superintendent:

  • Opening the jobsite at beginning of the day and securing the jobsite at the end of the day.
  • Manage and Supervise Sign-in protocols for all crews
  • Ensure all crews have appropriate OSHA Training Certificates
  • Perform daily Site Safety Inspections using Company Checklists Identify subcontractor non-compliance with safety, health, and environmental quality standards.
  • Identify and resolve any and/or all instances of non-compliance with Safety Protocols. Notify Project Executive of unresolved incidents or lack of compliance.
  • Perform daily Quality Control inspections of sub-contractor crews.
  • Maintain daily Job Super log of activities on the jobsite.
  • Serve as Chairperson for weekly toolbox meeting with sub-trade crews- Log Meeting minutes
  • Schedule subcontractors, consultants, and vendors in critical path to ensure timely completion.
  • Ensure that subcontractor is fully executing and complying with his contracted scope of work.
  • Schedule required Controlled Inspections and/or local jurisdictions.
  • Identify conflicts in construction progress and communicate them to project team for resolution.
  • Ensure subcontractor has corrected all deficiencies identified by project team.
  • Issue notices of non-compliance to subcontractorsregarding 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.
  • Gather project material submittals and maintain records of approvals at the job-site.
  • Note any deviations from Plans/Specs and maintain set of As-Built drawings
  • Identify areas of work that are outside of subcontracted scope.
  • Communicate with project team regarding RFI’s, Material Submittals, Issues, etc.
  • CS shall liaise with Project Manager/Project Executive to receive approval/authorization on all financial transactions (subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, invoices, etc.).
  • CS shall electronically file (e-file) all pertinent documents
  • CS shall supervise all company personnel assigned to the site (Laborers; mechanics; etc.)


Licensing and Certifications:

  • Driver’s License
  • Current NYC SST construction manager certification, and any applicable OSHA training required for construction, scaffolding, etc.
  • Preferred NYC Construction Superintendent Licensing. (Those CS’s who have not yet obtained such license shall be designated “Construction Superintendent in Training”)


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiarity with General Construction protocols, work practices, and industry standards
  • Provide direction to and resolve problems amongst subcontractors and vendors.
  • Ability to identify deficient work and provide resolution.
  • Communicate using the following tools: PC/laptop; smart phone, texts, email, computer, digital camera.
  • Read, comprehend and apply Construction Plans and Specifications in the field. 
  • Physically able to lift up to 100 lbs.
  • Endurance and ability to visit entire job site, including stairs or other elevated structures.
  • Monitoring jobsite general health and safety.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
  • 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 - 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;
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions ; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  • 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; 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.


Other Qualifications:

  • Must be able to travel to the jobsite(s) as assigned.


  • Education and/or Experience:

Multi-trade knowledge and experience (steel, concrete, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc).

Proficient in computer technology and Mobile Applications (Company Phone Apps; Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Project and Office, etc).

Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. Must be fluent in English.