Austin Industries

Senior Superintendent (Houston, TX) - Austin Commercial - Houston

Houston, TX

Job Description

Senior Superintendent (Houston, TX) - Austin Commercial

Posted: Thursday, 10/5/2023

Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to grow your career at one of the industry’s leading construction firms? Put your expertise and project engineering skills to work at Austin Commercial. Austin Commercial is currently seeking a Senior Superintendent for a large healthcare project in Houston, TX. We set the standard for commercial construction and we’re looking for talented construction professionals to join us. Austin is 100% employee-owned, so every one of our employee-owners has a vested interest in our success. As a result, we consistently meet and exceed our customers’ expectations with our commitment to safety, service, and integrity. Join us today. We Own It!

The senior superintendent (referred to as superintendent hereafter) and senior project manager (referred to as PM hereafter) positions are considered of equal authority on a project, work in tandem and parallel, have overlapping responsibilities, are intended to complement each other in various operational responsibilities on the project, and share bottom-line accountability.
The purpose of this job is to provide overall direction and control of the day-to-day field construction activities on assigned job site, often including a major project with complex conditions of size, schedule or phases.

  • Leads and oversees the day-to-day field construction activities on assigned jobsite
  • Organizes and manages a large project staff where the duties of project managers and superintendents must be divided between multiple employee-owners
  • In charge of the overall safety at a jobsite, including the implementation of the safety plans and procedures
  • Reviews record documents, submittals, shop drawings, and schedule to determine the nature and scope of the project, the materials to be utilized, manpower requirements (by craft) for each construction phase, equipment needs, etc.
  • Along with the project manager, plans the physical layout of the jobsite to use effectively all available space; initiates startup activities, which include site security preparations, placement of office trailers, utility hookups, etc.
  • Designates areas for cranes and hoists, building materials storage, parking, etc.
  • Directs field engineers in the initial survey and layout of the jobsite; ensures that all dimensional control lines and elevations are correct and verified by certified third party site surveyors before foundation work begins
  • Plans the daily and weekly activities for each craft, including detailed schedule forecasts, within the scope of the overall construction schedule; provides detailed technical instructions for each foreman to ensure a clear understanding of the work, methods, manpower resources, and expected completion date; works with the project office staff to resolve any ambiguities in plans and drawings before construction begins
  • Along with the project manager, the superintendent establishes procedures for the ordering of self-performed building materials, supplies, and small tools from approved suppliers
  • Inspects all field construction work in progress, including work that is subcontracted, and ensures that uniformly high-quality workmanship is maintained during each construction segment; supervises or appoints staff as appropriate to supervise all activities performed on the jobsite regardless of the day or time of the performance of the work, pointing out deficiencies promptly with responsible parties and following up to ensure that deficiencies are corrected
  • Provides technical guidance and assistance in resolving day-to-day construction problems; investigates alternative work methods and materials to improve efficiency and work quality; works closely with architects, engineers, and consulting firms to resolve problems
  • Assists the project manager in evaluating schedule and cost impacts
  • Assists the project manager in the development of the manpower projection chart; monitors weekly labor costs for accuracy and conformance with established budget and takes corrective action to improve productivity when labor costs exceed expected budget; investigates reasons for delays in the construction schedule and adjusts leadership assignments, crew sizes, equipment, etc. as necessary to ensure timely completion of the project
  • Assists the project manager in developing the equipment projection chart and monitors equipment use, maintenance, and cost throughout the project
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, ordinances and codes relating to construction activities, including company policies and procedures dealing with employment, terminations, compensation, labor/management relations, etc.
  • Manages scheduling of all governmental inspections of all work necessary to obtain a certificate of occupancy
  • Assumes overall responsibility for the health and safety of employees, including designation of first aid areas, emergency treatment facilities, accompanying OSHA inspectors on jobsite visits, correcting observed safety hazards, etc.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with owners and owner representatives, architects, consulting firms, and other parties with financial interest in the project; attempts to resolve problems at the lowest practical level through direct negotiations with concerned individuals
  • Fosters and promotes the training and development of subordinates through various on-the-job training opportunities, company-sponsored training programs and outside learning opportunities
  • Assumes a leadership role in the career planning and development of project staff, including merit increases, promotions, and decisions to promote hourly staff to salary, etc.; attempts to balance the needs of the individual with the needs of the company
  • Performs a variety of tasks associated with project completion, including close-out punch lists, demobilization, as-built documents, etc.
  • Maintains a detailed and accurate daily report of all activity associated with field construction activities
  • Administers the company's Safety & Health Manual

  • B.S. in construction management, construction science, engineering, or relevant discipline preferred, or equivalent combination of education (High School diploma) and experience
  • Successful completion of OSHA 30-Hour Construction Industry Outreach Training required (may obtain within first year of employment)
  • 10+ years of commercial construction field experience, including direct supervisory experience
  • Proficient with reading plans and specs
  • Ability to build and manage multiple high performing teams

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