Traveling Superintendent

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing on-site management of construction projects across multiple states, to promote quality outcomes, provide a safe working environment, and maximize financial performance. This position is 100% travel.

Role Responsibilities

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Project Management team for development and review of Subcontractor Scope of Work documents
  • Mentoring opportunities for Foreman, General Foreman, and project team.
  • With the help of the Safety Department, prepares and tracks all required logs and inspections as required by OSHA.
  • Reviews forecasted costs with project team for accuracy.
  • Reviews weekly time cards.
  • Leads daily huddles for the project to discuss safety, current work activities, and disruption avoidance.
  • Coordinates with project team for development of Procurement Log for the project.
  • Completes daily log, receives subcontractor logs and implements into overall log.
  • Identifies and communicates out-of-scope work to the project team.
  • Manages master schedule in coordination with the project team, and controls implementation at the site to ensure timely project completion.
  • Collaborates with the project team to develop an understanding of project scope, plans, and specifications.
  • Implements the sequencing of materials, equipment, and subcontractors to the site.
  • Works with the Project Manager to develop the project master schedule.
  • Collaborates with subcontractors to ensure buy-in to the schedule.
  • Updates the master schedule monthly and monitors critical path.
  • Develops look-ahead schedules to guide subcontractors on weekly tasks.
  • Plans and coordinates site activities daily to promote project efficiency and profitability.
  • Develops and communicates the site logistics plan to include multiple project phases.
  • Reviews and approves the sequencing of materials, equipment, and sub-contractors to the site.
  • Collaborates with and provides guidance to subcontractors and employees.
  • Enforces corporate quality assurance/quality control policies and practices.
  • Manages on-site construction project costs to maximize financial performance and minimize risk.
  • Prepares and submits weekly project productivity reports.
  • Approves invoices and allocates construction project costs.
  • Reviews forecasted costs with project team for accuracy.
  • Identifies and communicates out-of-scope work to the project team.
  • Identifies and provides documentation of project related issues (such as labor, costs, delays, weather) that can impact the financial performance of the job.
  • Understands, communicates and enforces a safety culture to ensure a safe working environment on the project site, preventing accidents and lost time injuries.
  • Facilitates safe work environment.
  • Conducts safety audits on a continuous basis and adjusts as needed.
  • Works with the Safety Department in responding to on-site OSHA inspections.
  • Completes and submits all required documentation for safety accidents on a timely basis
  • Maintains positive relationships with stakeholders (such as owners, design teams, subcontractors, inspectors, regulatory agencies and others) to promote project efficiency and position Knutson Construction for future opportunities.
  • Provides input to the communication plan for stakeholders.
  • Participates in business development activities and estimating to support the growth objectives of Knutson Construction.
  • Ensures competitive pricing for materials.
  • Leads weekly Contractor meetings.
  • Delivers The Knutson Experience.
  • Participates in the selection, training, development and performance of field staff to retain a motivated, professional workforce for Knutson Construction.
  • Recruits and provides input to the selection of qualified employees for vacant positions.
  • Establishes and communicates job responsibilities and performance expectations to assure mutual understanding of desired results; resolves internal and/or external barriers that prohibit successful goal achievement.
  • Communicates and models the vision and values of Knutson Construction to create a sense of teamwork among employees.
  • Identifies training and/or development opportunities that will assist the employee in achieving enhanced job performance and/or work-related objectives
  • Conducts performance reviews of General Foreman.
Knowledge and Skills Required

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and skill in using personal computers and Microsoft software
  • Ability to identify project risks.
  • Knowledge and ability to adhere to build plans and specifications, OSHA standards and state and Federal regulations.
  • Knowledge of construction processes (reading drawings, understanding specifications, field labor, etc.)
  • Skill in negotiating sub-contracts.
  • Skill in tracking, managing and projecting project status.
  • Skill in managing and executing project goals (including DBE, minority).
  • Skill in coordinating and facilitating meetings.
  • Demonstrated skill in verbal and written communication with project teams, subcontractors, field personnel and owners.
  • Ability to motivate others to achieve project goals.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands to meet project requirements/schedules.
  • Ability to resolve most problems escalated from field staff.

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent, or an associate‚Äôs degree in Business or a construction related field, and 5-10 years of construction related experience with some of those years in commercial construction.
  • Construction related certifications are desirable.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position

Apply by mail

Knutson Construction
Attn: Human Resources
7515 Wayzata Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Fax: 763.546.2226

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Knutson offers outstanding benefits including 401(k), profit sharing, bonus, and group insurance plus a competative salary.