Iowa City, IA


Knutson Construction is accepting applications for a Superintendent to join our team in our Iowa City office. “Together We Make Dreams Real” – that’s our purpose as a company and we exist to work in concert with each other, owners, design professionals and subcontractors to make the journey as stress-free as possible. Together, we’ve created a dynamic, fun, inspiring environment where we can be ourselves and grow each day. At Knutson, opportunities to shine happen daily. We value what makes you different and empower you to act on your ideas. Our culture is one that encourages, supports, and feels like a family.

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

 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.

Require 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’s 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.