General Construction Superintendent

Post Date

Jun 06, 2024



ZIP/Postal Code

Sep 13, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type



Project Manager

Req #


Pay Rate

$36 - $54 (hourly estimate)

Job Description

An EPC firm is seeking a General Superintendent to join their client site team in Destrehan, LA. This individual will be responsible for the overall work performance of all crews and craft discipline workers on the job site. Overseen Craft disciplines may be Mechanical (piping, equipment [stationary or rotating], structural steel, etc.), Electrical and Instrumentation (cable tray, wire pulls, terminations, etc.), Soft Crafts (scaffolding, paint, insulation, etc.), or any other Division (Pipe Shop, Paint Shop, etc.) as specified for the project or client needs. If Specialty Subcontractors are required for the execution of the work, then the Superintendent is a key coordinator for the Subcontractor's inter-woven activities at the work fronts. Superintendents are responsible and accountable for the safety, quality, and resource allocation requirements of the assigned construction activities in support of all work fronts.

Further Responsibilities Include:
- Supporting the plan of all components of construction workflows, materials, or other resources designated by the Construction Manager (CM) Plans that are to be converted into efficient execution in the field by General Foremen, Foreman, and Craft Workers.
- Accountable for General Foreman and Foremen identifying the tools, information, material, and subcontractor needs of their assigned work fronts and communicating those needs in a timely manner to the Construction Manager (CM) for endorsement and procurement.
- Ensuring the materials, tools, equipment, or specialty subcontract resources planned into the work Three Week Look Aheads (3wkLAs) are being provided to their General Foreman and Foremen work fronts through material "pick tickets" or whatever means of communicating the needs to the material handling group (internal or external), through timely equipment rentals, or through timely subcontract scope development and quotations required to support the work fronts.
- Ensure the required execution Information (Drawings, Package Details, etc.) is available to the General Foremen, Foremen, and Craft in a timely manner for field planning and installation.
- Ensure that company owned or rented equipment and tools are also available to the General Foremen and Foremen in a timely manner in support of the 3wkLA work fronts.
- Ensure that any Specialty Subcontract needs outside of the core company direct craft execution capabilities are identified in advance and properly planned for Scope of Work (SOW) development and proposal solicitation so that proper Service Orders (SOs) can be administered from Home Office Support functions.
- Coordinate and cooperate with all other disciplines that are working adjacent to assigned tasks.
- Ensure that General Foremen and Foremen are identifying non-constructable items in their work fronts and accurately communicating the issues for Requests For Information (RFI) processing. Superintendents shall mentor their crews when issues are found to recommend fixes when the RFI is documented, if possible. Once an RFI response is received, the Superintendent, General Foreman, and Foremen, shall provide estimates of required labor hours, necessary materials, equipment, tools, or other resources that may be required to develop a Change Notification or Change Order before executing the specified fixes.
- Provide a positive and respectful workplace for all employees to contribute to the success of your team
- Responsible for ensuring a smooth operation in your area of assigned work tasks
- Ensure safety job assessments and work tasks are evaluated for risks and engage the employees on the identification and mitigation of risks to themselves and others
- Ensure Stop Work Authority and Incident Reporting expectations are enabled in the team's expectations
- Understand the quality aspects of the work package, pro-actively manage the work and the craft in their best performance, minimize re-work, and pro-actively coordinate with Quality Control or Quality Assurance personnel, as required, to achieve a "zero-punch list" or minimal punch list work package deliverable for the organization
- Read engineered drawings and specifications to plan and coordinate the scope of work or assigned work package for construction or installation
- Plan and ensure the required tools, information, and material are available for use by your craft team each day
- Plan and ensure that all required Permits required by the Owner/Client are identified and submitted at least one (1) day prior to need to enable efficient work starts every day
- Identify and communicate issues with materials that do not meet specifications, fit in required spaces, are lacking expectations of provided Bills of Material (BOM), etc., and be able to communicate the deficiencies to your Supervision in a timely manner
- Identify and communicate issues with designs that are non-constructable and require timely generation of Requests For Information (RFIs) to ensure constructable designs with efficiency
Plan the work and work the plan

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Required Skills & Experience

6+ years of experience with the craft discipline to be managed (mechanical, I&E, soft crafts)

Experience reading prints and construction drawings

Knowledge of construction procedures and skills relevant to the craft discipline to be managed

Leadership experience

Experience on an industrial construction project

Experience developing performance improvement plans for craft or tasks

Nice to Have Skills & Experience

Former employee who left due to a Reduction of Force (ROF)

National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certifications

Formal/Technical education

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.