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Project Superintendent

Job Summary.  The Project Superintendent’s responsibility is to supervise the field construction of a project and to complete the Work on schedule, within the budget and to the quality of workmanship specified.  In the performance of this function, it is the Project Superintendent’s responsibility to protect and promote SWANK ENTERPRISES’ interests in all matters and to do whatever is reasonably necessary to discharge his duties and responsibilities which include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following. 


  • Coordinate all site construction activities and supervise all field personnel as required to successfully complete the project on schedule and within budget.

  • Supervise all trade and field personnel while administering good construction safety practices for all on-site activities.

  • Oversee all the construction processes on-site

  • Hire qualified personnel to perform work and meet scheduling requirements

  • Organize Swank Enterprises workers and ensure they are performing as required

  • Supervise the subcontractors, examining and inspecting their work in progress and ensuring punctuality.

  • Administer and enforce all Company, State and Federal policies, laws and standards

  • Ensure employees have proper training and tools to perform their jobs.

  • Record information such as personnel, production, and operational data on specified forms and reports

  • Maintain job site office and close out projects.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and establish effective and harmonious working relationships among on-site staff to promote positive project morale.

  • Possess a thorough and complete knowledge and understanding of the general contract, each subcontract, the contract drawings, specifications, and addenda, and assist the project manager in the development of the on-site procedures.

  • Examine the contract drawings, specifications, and addenda for design deficiencies, impractical details, and possible code violations, and bring these to the attention of the project manager, who will review them with the architect.

  • Assist the project manager and the scheduling manager in the development and refinement of the project schedule, and work with the project manager to keep the schedules properly updated and to see that the job meets the various required dates.

  • Plan and review the construction program with the project manager, including quality control procedures, safety and security practices, field office location and layout, temporary utilities, staging areas, equipment, and manpower.

  • Coordinate, direct, monitor, and, with the assistant superintendent(s) and the technical coordinators (project-specific as required), inspect the activities of the subcontractors, suppliers, and Swank Enterprises labor and materials.

  • Verify that each subcontractor has completed his contractual requirements as a condition precedent to beginning his work at the jobsite. This includes a certificate of insurance, a fully executed subcontract, a schedule of values, and a safety program.

  • Assure that a sufficient supply of the proper Swank Enterprises report forms, a camera and film, a light meter, walkie-talkies, flashlight, binoculars, measuring tape, and other required incidentals are at hand.

  • See that all required permits or licenses have been obtained and that a weatherproof bulletin board is installed on which all required safety notices are posted.

  • Cooperate with and direct, when necessary, the activities of the inspection agencies and take the remedial actions indicated by the reports of these agencies.

  • Conduct weekly coordination meetings and monthly safety meetings with the subcontractors and issue typewritten minutes to the project manager as a result thereof.

  • Receive and review the subcontractors daily reports of work done and labor and material employed.

  • Review and approve, on a weekly basis, all as-built prints.

  • Review and approve the subcontractor’s monthly requests for payment.

  • Participate, as required, in the timely preparation of monthly requisitions to the owner and to see that they are promptly reviewed and approved by the architect’s field representative.

  • Review and approve all time- and material-work vouchers and invoices.

  • Maintain good relations and communication with all parties involved in the project, including the public.

Safety Responsibilities:

  • Conduct daily morning safety briefings with the Swank Enterprises crew. Complete incident and accident reports.

  • Conduct weekly project safety meetings with all personnel on site. Promote job site safety by encouraging safe work practices. Rectify job-site hazards immediately.Ensure that all subcontractors enforce their safety programs, including the holding of toolbox safety meetings.

  • Verify subcontractors adhere to the company safety policy, ensuring all specifications are met. Refer and adhere to the Swank Enterprises Safety Manual for further instruction and OSHA regulations.

Skills Required: 

Employees must be able to read blueprints, understand project cost analysis and effectively use the following computer programs within a reasonable amount of time:

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • ProCore

  • Bluebeam

Certifications & Licenses

  • Current CPR/AED certificate

  • 30-hour OSHA training

  • LEED AP or LEED training is encouraged

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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