Traveling Superintendent

  •   Full Time
  •   Chicago

For almost 20 years, our company has provided design-build services nationwide. Privately held and financially strong, we excel at offering strategic construction solutions for our clients. We believe that communication is essential to success and place it as a high priority with our clients as well as internally. Our company personality is one of energy, enthusiasm, dynamic problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, efficiency and having fun all while enforcing a culture that promotes self-development and doing the right thing.

Job Description

Our Superintendents provide the knowledge, skills and experience required to manage the day-to-day field operations of task order and/or commercial construction projects that we undertake all over the country. Our Superintendents are responsible for the production aspects of the work and are accountable for:

  • producing quality work that is constructed consistent with the standards set forth in the project’s contract documents;
  • performing the work in a timely and cost effective manner and for maintaining a work environment that is safe and continuously kept clean and orderly.

Moreover, our Superintendents are the forward face of our company and are responsible for establishing a professional work environment that includes fostering a positive atmosphere, promoting proactive and effective communication, facilitating problem solving, and for minimizing and resolving conflict in a constructive manner. The primary focus of our Superintendent is to provide the managerial and leadership skills necessary to accomplish the work by means of subcontractors and to manage the day-to-day issues associated with the project.


  • Manage the day-to-day field activities to ensure that the project milestone dates and overall schedule completion date is met;
  • Create short-interval look-ahead project schedules to make sure that upcoming events are communicated, tracked and are being acted upon;
  • Create and maintain a culture that values safety, health and cleanliness;
  • Manage and coordinate the work to ensure that it is constructed in an orderly and deliberate manner that is consistent with the standard-of-care set forth in the contract documents and by the best-practice standards consistent with the industry;
  • Verify that all work is installed in a workmanlike manner (i.e.: plumb, level, straight, etc..);
  • Manage as well as proactively anticipate and identify issues that could lead to problems and facilitate solutions;
  • Schedule, coordinate, and document all inspections and ensure that the quality aspects of the physical work are fully documented;
  • Ensure all aspects of the project are compliant with all contract terms and legal requirements that govern the project;
  • Administer client specific programs, such as CQC, Safety, Environmental
  • Stewardship, etc.;
  • Conduct and/or attend pre-construction, progress and other project and staff meetings;
  • Manage changes in project scope;
  • Manage the punch list and project closeout process to assure timely completion;
  • Maintain daily paperwork such as field reports, schedule updates, progress photos and E-mail correspondence;
  • Provide timely and cordial interaction with supporting work groups, such as accounting, client services, field services, etc.
  • Complete daily, weekly and monthly documentation such as Daily logs, SWPPP reports, safety checks, tool box talks, etc.

Minimum qualifications

  • A degree in Construction Management or similar or a Journeyman status in a building trade (i.e. Carpenter) AND no less than 5 years of progressive responsibility supervising construction;
  • 4-7 years of experience in the construction industry with a commercial and/or institutional general contractor;
  • A demonstrated understanding of construction means and methods associated with the construction of commercial, industrial, hospitality, and multi-storied buildings;
  • A working knowledge of civil, architectural, mechanical and electrical work;
  • The ability to effectively communicate both in the English written and spoken word;
  • Excellent Computer Skills – MS Office including Word and Excel, Email, Microsoft Project, Plangrid, Bluebeam, Acrobat and other software used in the construction industry. Working knowledge of Viewpoint is a plus;
  • Current safety credentials, including OSHA 30, are required;
  • Vertical construction experience required;
  • Willing to travel, 75{b716aca833a14590b9fcd8c40ad2d2976206bcc65c01e2e8c4fde18d42d9ae04} of projects located outside Chicago.

Construction skills

  • Has a passion for construction, a desire and a natural instinct to build;
  • Understands means and methods of construction associated with the renovation of commercial buildings;
  • Understands the sequencing of work and the strategy of creating effective project schedules;
  • Understands project control and change order management.

Critical thinking skills

  • Has strong analytical skills;
  • Has strong problem solving skills that involve a bias to work within established systems and the agility to work outside of the system when necessary to get timely results;
  • Has a natural curiosity of technical, physical and spatial matters;
  • Action oriented;
  • Is goal oriented and can react quickly to challenging circumstances to achieve the desired end results;
  • Is proactive, plans well and addresses problems promptly;
  • Is committed to doing quality work the first time with little or no need for re-work;
  • Works to meet or beat schedules and is driven to bring closure to avoid long punch lists;
  • Works to meet deadlines and is driven to closure;
  • Is proactive, looks for problems that could impede progress and relentlessly takes responsibility for solving them;
  • Is deadline driven, punctual and respects other peoples’ time;
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills;
  • Has the ability to build effective teams, to inspire others to their best and to coach and mentor;
  • Is aggressive, however, fair and reasonable in all dealings involving subcontractors and co-workers;
  • Is an effective communicator, active-listener, recognizes diverse perspectives and is capable of facilitating synergy and collaboration;
  • Has the ability to confront difficult situations and manages them to a successful conclusion;
  • Is polite, professional, self-confident, comfortable to be with and non-assuming;
  • Is organized and produces a paper trail that can be easily understood by a third party;
  • Embraces life-long learning, strives to stay current with new industry trends and practices.

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to referencing job #1731 or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Business Development

Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030