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Construction Superintendent Chicago

About the Job

Summit Design + Build is currently seeking experienced and motivated Superintendents who desire an exciting and challenging environment to join our growing team. Our Superintendents are responsible for the daily on-site management of construction jobs, for an assigned project. Superintendents must manage and coordinate the work of all subcontractors working on the job site, to ensure accomplishment of all of Summit Design + Build’s objectives related to schedule, quality, safety, cost control, and client satisfaction.

Please note that we do NOT self-perform work and are NOT seeking Journeymen Carpenters.  

Desired Skills & Experience

A minimum of 10 years of experience in mid-rise residential, complex commercial ground-up construction and tenant improvement work is required. Applicants must also have a solution-oriented mindset; an aptitude for teamwork; good time management skills; excellent leadership, organizational and communication skills; the ability to achieve schedule deadlines while maintaining a quality and safe construction environment. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Project is also required. Experience with Procore and the use of handheld/tablet technology is preferred.

A Bachelor degree is preferred
5 years experience as a Superintendent or related job
Blueprint reading
Endurance and ability to visit the entire job site, including stairs or other elevated structures
Key competencies include: critical thinking and problem-solving skills, planning and organizing, decision-making, communication skills, influencing and leading, delegation, teamwork, negotiation, conflict management, adaptability, and stress tolerance


Sample Job Responsibilities and Key Candidate Questions – Goals, Internal Procedures and Performance Criteria:

Provide direction to and resolve problems amongst numerous subcontractors and vendors
Ability to identify deficient work and provide resolution
Attend kick-off meetings and work with PM/PE to develop a site logistics plan
Perform a daily QA/QC inspection
Keep a clean and sage work site at all times
Complete a weekly Safety Audit through Procore at a minimum of (1x) per week, or as needs change based on weather changes, scope changes, or other hazards that may present themselves throughout the natural course of construction
Create a Look Ahead Schedule using MS Project that reflects critical activities over the course of the upcoming weeks and correlates with the overall master schedule and all milestones
Take progress photos within the Photo module in Procore
Create and manage Observations throughout all phases of the project as they relate to quality, safety, pre-punch, and deficiencies in work
Create and distribute a Weekly Owner Report by 5 pm every Friday evening except when work is occurring over the weekend
Attend pre-closeout to develop a strategy to complete the punch list within thirty days
Attend the closeout meeting to turn over all project files and discuss what did/did not go well on the project

We offer an excellent compensation package and competitive benefits.

Summit Design + Build is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will be considered.

Summit Design + Build is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters at this time.

Job Category: Full Time
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Chicago Illinois

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