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Construction Superintendent

Construction ∙ Cypress, TX

Description

Caldwell Companies is an established and growing development, investment and commercial service firm based in Northwest Houston. Caldwell Companies is a faith-based firm that engages in large-scale commercial and residential development, real estate investments, commercial land brokerage, and asset management. Our company culture is a family environment where the individual is treated with respect and accountability that helps foster personal growth and achievement.  We have a fun work setting coupled with a fast-paced, exciting, and goal-oriented environment. We are seeking an energetic, experienced person to join our Construction team as a Construction Superintendent. 

 

Job Overview 

Caldwell Companies Superintendent provides the knowledge, skills and experience required to manage the day-to-day field operations of projects that Caldwell Companies undertakes. The Superintendent is responsible for the production aspects of the work and is accountable for: producing quality work that is constructed consistent with the standard’s set forth in the project’s contract documents; performing work in a timely and cost effective manner, and maintaining a work environment that is safe and continuously kept clean and orderly. 

 

The Superintendent is the forward face of Caldwell Construction environment that includes: fostering a positive atmosphere, promoting proactive and effective communication, facilitating problem solving and minimizing and resolving conflict in a constructive manner. The primary focus of the 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 of a small self-performed workforce.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Manage the day-to-day field activities to ensure that project milestone dates and overall schedule completion date is met
  • Create and maintain a culture that emulates company values.
  • 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 that is viewed by industry as an effort that is consistent with best-practices standards
  • Establish and maintain all dimensional controls for the project to include the use of third party survey and layout personnel when appropriate
  • Verify that all work is installed in a workmanlike manner (i.e.: plumb, level, straight, etc...)
  • Manage and look-ahead no less than two weeks to proactively identify challenges and plan solutions to resolve
  • Obtain 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 and the community in which the project(s) takes place
  • Conduct and/or attend pre-construction, progress and other project and staff meetings
  • Conduct and/or participate in regularly held meetings involving internal staff and external stake holders such as owners, subcontractors, etc.
  • Meet, as required, with client representatives to discuss the status of projects, to proactively identify and resolve problems and to assure that the client is kept knowledgeable about the status of the work
  • Manage self-performed activities to ensure that work is being performed within the established project budget
  • Manage changes in project scope to ensure that the most contemporary contract documents are being used at all times to prevent avoidable rework
  • Administer contracts, subcontracts, purchase orders and other agreements to ensure that the scope, terms and conditions are consistently and proactively being met
  • Manage the punch list and project closeout process to assure timely completion
  • Maintain daily paperwork such as timecards, field reports, schedule updates and E-mail correspondence
  • Provide timely and cordial interaction with supporting work groups, such as accounting, HR, QA/QC, etc.
  • Assist project team in developing the project schedule and make adjustments as necessary throughout the duration of the project. 
  • Assist with preconstruction services to include plan review, scheduling, bidding and value engineering
  • Maintain site in a clean, safe, and professional manner

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management AND no less than 5 years of progressive responsibility supervising construction
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the construction industry with a commercial and/or multi-family general contractor engaged in general building and civil construction
  • A demonstrated understanding of construction means and methods associated with the renovation and construction of commercial and Multi-family buildings and site work related thereto
  • A working knowledge of all scopes of work including Civil, Architectural, & MEP. 
  • The ability to effectively communicate both in the English written and spoken word
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, Email and other software used in the construction industry
  • Current safety credentials to include OSHA 30 1, 1st Aid and CPR (Preferred) 
  • Knowledge of ProCore construction software is a plus. 

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