MEP Superintendent - Boston

Regular Full-Time
Field Operations


Are you a proven performer who enjoys working as part of a team that is focused on delivering superior results? Are you a creative and innovative collaborator who “thinks outside the box” and thrives on finding new ways to address challenges? If this sounds like you, you may qualify for a rewarding and exciting career at Suffolk Construction, one of the most innovative construction management firms in the industry that has consistently been named one of the “best places to work” in the country!


  • Manage all trades as assigned by the General Superintendent or the Project Superintendent.
  • Assist Project Superintendent with the creation and updating of the Project Baseline Schedule.  Weekly, provide a Two Week Look-Ahead schedule to the Project Superintendent showing your plan for trades in areas of your responsibility.
  • Review all system coordination issues with the Interior Area Superintendent as they relate to building finishes.
  • Daily, provide information to the Project Superintendent for incorporation into the Suffolk Daily Report.





  • Review Subcontractor Scopes of Work and provide comments to the Suffolk PM.
  • Review drawings for all items in the Suffolk Redi-Check Checklist.  Follow up on questions in the form of an RFI, and track your resolution to these RFI’s with the design professionals.
  • Review Specifications for completeness and compatibility with the drawings.
  • Review drawings for duct dampers shown / required at all fire, and fire/smoke rated walls.   Confirm framing is correct at all penetration locations.
  • Review all submittals for a complete package.
  • Review each piece of equipment for power requirements/locations and pipe/duct sizing.
  • Review the Equipment Schedule in drawings with submittal cut sheets. Verify that capacity/output characteristics match those shown in the drawings.
  • Review each piece of listed equipment and verify that starters and variable frequency drives are provided.  Review scopes of work to confirm which Subcontractor owns power and control wiring, and terminations.
  • Verify who will be the Engineer of Record.  Is the subcontract a “design/build” type?
  • Verify insulation requirements with the Subcontract.  Do condensate lines require fire-rated insulation?  Are ducts internally or externally insulated?
  • Who pipes condensate lines?  Verify required exterior pipe attachment details with the roofing manufacturer.  Segregate components clearly among the Subcontractors.  Verify adequate drains for condensate lines.
  • Review Fire Penetration Details with the system requirements. Require a single source manufacturer among the project trades.
  • Check all required curb heights with code requirements and roof slope desired.  Confirm proper distances for roof terminations and re-roofing operations.  Confirm who provides and who installs the curb.
  • Check weights of all equipment and verify that the supporting structure is capable of withstanding the imposed loads.  Remember to add the weight of system fluids.
  • Layout all systems to be concealed above a ceiling space.  List elevations of all systems and verify retaining angles, insulation, dampers, and motor/panel clearances are maintained at all intersecting points.  Cross reference architectural drawings for dimensions.
  • Verify proper support and vibration isolation requirements for each piece of equipment.
  • Overlay ductwork and light fixture locations and identify clearance issues.  Check all fixtures for clear air space, access doors, and service requirements.
  • Verify all vertical chase specifications and separation requirements.  Verify that duct sizing, damper and accessibility panel locations, damper retaining angles, and insulation distances are maintained inside each chase.
  • Verify dryer and toilet exhaust routing inside unit and check code for distance of termination point from closest operable window and door.  Verify termination locations at exterior with architectural features.
  • Verify system lengths and requirement for in-line booster fans.
  • Verify that interior termination locations of dryer duct are coordinated with equipment specifications.
  • Verify and locate all access door locations.  Transfer all information to a reflected ceiling plan and transmit to the Owner for approval.  Verify that access door size and manufacturer is of single source for the Project.
  • Verify that all mechanical systems required to be concealed have architectural wall/ceiling/soffits required.  Verify adequate size of needed enclosure feature.
  • Locate all slab penetrations required, and verify blockout placements before each concrete pour.  Review each deck area prior to the pour.
  • Verify that subcontract contains all required louvers and vents, i.e., architectural louvers, toilet/dryer exhaust vents and grilles, elevator shaft louvers, building fresh air intakes, basement and above grade garage louvers, mechanical/electrical/ elevator machine / trash room / storage room / emergency generator room (with shroud) and pool equipment room louvers.
  • Verify start-up requirements for each system.  Monitor Subcontractor performance against Manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Maintain required as-builts from all subcontractors on a monthly basis.
  • Manage above ceiling and in-wall rough-in signoff process.  Coordinate trades with drywall subcontractor.
  • Maintain the inspection log and track inspections with the City/County
  • Layout each Mechanical Room, verifying that equipment sizes / curbs/ locations/ and service requirements are maintained.
  • Require Mechanical Subcontractor to submit a procurement and delivery schedule and coordinate with the project schedule.  Procure items necessary to be placed in the building prior to wall construction.
  • Assist Project Manager with monthly review of pay applications
  • Check requirement for generator exhaust piping, through wall thimble, end cap, etc.  Mechanical contractor to provide louver and radiator shroud.  Check insulation requirement of the Air Intake Louver.
  • Confirm structural steel dimensions have been coordinated with MEP,FP systems equipment.
  • Confirm stair pressurization duct in stairwells does not impede in the required path of egress. 


  • Review Subcontractor Scopes of Work and provide comments to Suffolk PM.
  • Review Plans for all items in Suffolk Redi-Check Checklist.
  • Review Specifications for completeness and compatibility with drawings.
  • Review fire penetration and fire stopping requirements that are in Subcontractor scope and supervise installations.  Provide mock-up for inspection authority. 
  • Review all submittals against specifications.  Make sure power is provided to each piece of equipment – verify power requirements. Verify if emergency power is required and verify all fire/smoke dampers have corresponding power circuit.
  • Review drawing equipment schedules for power requirements. Verify that all panels in the plans have corresponding panel schedules. Verify that the number of circuits shown in plans is reflected in the schedule.
  • Coordinate electrical service provider with building requirements.  Verify service amperage size, duct bank location, conduit requirements, and required pads.
  • Coordinate vault and transformer requirements.  Check vault size, ventilation, and fire rating components.  Verify required fire separation between the transformer and other pieces of equipment.
  • Check with service provider to find out what must be done to order and have transformer delivered. Secure required inspections and verify utility easements have been recorded and issued to the service provider.
  • Track all offsite utility construction required to get service to the site.
  • Review site lighting and landscape lighting requirements. Check for fixtures at all unit and building entry points.  Make sure all required circuits are roughed in prior to slab/asphalt installations.
  • Track and obtain Owner fixture selections so that rough-in boxes, cans, and light fixtures are delivered on time.
  • Verify electrical service grounding requirements with the local governing authority.
  • Plan project temporary power and lighting service with subcontractor.  Plan for cranes, hoists, elevator installations, welders, field offices, onsite fabrication areas, block saws, swing stages, and general temporary power.  Monitor GFI protection devices for weekly inspection.
  • Coordinate all electrical terminations for power and controls i.e., Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Pools, and Owner-supplied equipment.
  • Specify low voltage and high voltage responsibilities.
  • Check subcontract for design and code responsibilities.
  • Check Pool/Spa shop drawings against contract documents.  Verify pool and spa lights are properly grounded.  Check kitchen equipment shop drawings against contract documents.
  • Review Fire Alarm shop drawings against contract documents and confirm who is the Engineer of Record.
  • Verify that all Fire Protection devices have needed power and control circuits.
  • Verify who owns temporary and permanent power bills and verify who is responsible for meter procurement.
  • Verify Lightning Protection system requirements, attachment to roofing/ equipment, and routing down through the building.  Verify spacing of aircraft warning lighting.
  • Assist Project Manager in verifying subcontractor Pay Applications
  • Coordinate vertical slab penetrations with structure.  Coordinate routing of electrical feeds to roof equipment with mechanical curbs.
  • Coordinate size and locations of all conduit runs with other trades.
  • Check requirements for service lighting and outlets in roof and mechanical rooms/ and attic locations. 


  • Review Subcontractor Scopes of Work and provide comments to Suffolk PM.
  • Review Plans for all items in Suffolk Redi-Check Checklist.
  • Review Specifications for completeness and compatibility with drawings.
  • Verify each system riser diagram with plan to assure accurate fixture count and piping to each fixture.
  • Verify acceptable products for each piping system.  Review specified valve and fitting types.
  • Locate all required valves and verify accessibility of valve with finishes.  Coordinate framed openings for access door locations.
  • Check all pipe sizes with wall and chase dimensions.  Check back to back installations with wall thickness.
  • Verify all rough-in heights and locations comply with ADA and FHA requirements. Verify toilet flange back wall rough-in dimension.
  • Verify access door locations between trades and require a single source manufacturer.
  • Coordinate toilet partition leg locations with floor drains.  Verify all floor drains have required trap primers.  Verify fire rating required for Washer / Drier boxes.
  • Verify hot/cold/chilled water line insulation requirements.
  • Verify water meter flange size, length and style with pipe fittings supplied. Verify meter housing/ enclosure/ bollard requirements.
  • Check specified purification / chlorination requirements and clarify routing of certification paperwork.
  • Check scope for delineation of water service tap requirements.  Verify need for a “loop” system with local authority.
  • Verify sewer termination elevation with civil documents.  Coordinate tie-in location with civil contractor.
  • Verify drain sizes from each piece of equipment with contract documents.  Verify water supply requirements with drawings.  Verify need for access panels for Jacuzzi tubs if not integral to the tub.
  • Properly locate temporary water locations so as to not introduce unwanted water into the building.
  • Compare roof drain compatibility with roofing system.  Locate overflow/scupper locations with roofing systems.  Confirm every low roof area has a drain, and associated piping.  Confirm who supplies irrigation feeds to elevated planters.
  • Verify need for automatic fills and drains at Mechanical Rooms, Pool Equipment Rooms, Spas, Exterior Central Plants, etc.
  • Check flashing requirements for roof vents. Verify all roof vents are located a minimum of 10’ away from fresh air intake locations.
  • Check scope for inclusion of Propane, Gas, Natural Gas, Generator Fuel, and etc. systems.
  • Check requirements of trench drains and verify who owns drain, grate and drain piping.
  • Coordinate Mechanical Room size with boilers, water heaters, expansion tanks, booster pumps, mechanical equipment, and required system maintenance clearances.  Coordinate floor drain locations with equipment.
  • Coordinate backflow preventers, double detector checks, and meters with surrounding appurtenances.
  • Request equipment and fixture procurement schedules.  Coordinate with Project Schedule.
  • Check systems for isolation valve requirements.  Make sure areas and floors may be isolated for maintenance/inspections.
  • Verify required hose bib type and location.  Check scope for end of domestic water and start of irrigation systems.
  • Coordinate pressure systems with drainage systems and air systems.  Set up system priority for coordination effort.
  • Coordinate a plan for system testing and inspections to work with drywall installations.

Fire Protection

  • Review Subcontractor Scopes of Work and provide comments to Suffolk PM.
  • Review Plans for all items in Suffolk Redi-Check Checklist.
  • Review Specifications for completeness and compatibility with drawings.
  • Verify that municipal water supply GPM is sufficient to support system needs.
  • Coordinate all system components with other Contractors i.e., pump, jockey pumps, post indicator valve, tamper switches, flow switches, etc.
  • Coordinate all heads with ceiling systems, crown applications, escutcheon types, duct locations, etc.
  • Verify location of extra head/ valve cabinet.
  • Check temperature head rating required with special jobsite applications.
  • Check for coverage requirements in mechanical rooms, electrical rooms, shafts, elevator machine rooms, stairwells, trash chutes, and closets.
  • Coordinate system elevations to keep system from trapping water in excess of Code maximums.
  • Utilize union type fittings at all equipment locations.
  • Coordinate line locations.  Do not cross over electrical panel and equipment locations.
  • Verify all system requirements for seismic restraints.
  • Check equipment backflow preventer requirements with contract requirements.
  • Make sure system components are from a single manufacturer and UL tested for the listed application.
  • Coordinate and document fire pump flow tests.
  • Coordinate testing of system zones with installing contractor.
  • Confirm locations of heads in elevator pits, ensure minimum clearances from smoke and heat detectors.
  • Confirm responsibility for main pump and jockey pump concrete curbs.






  • 3 to 5 years of experience in related construction fields.


Candidate should be motivated and detail oriented as it relates to the overall construction process, focusing on MEP systems. The ability to coordinate, plan ahead, problem solve coordination issues, read drawings, interact with peers, oversee and start up MEP systems are critical skills for this candidate. 

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk Construction and Liberty Construction are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.


This applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated.


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