Suffolk

General Superintendent

ID
2021-4685
Job Location : Location
US-FL-Estero
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category/Department
Operations

Overview

As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.

 

About Suffolk:

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified 2020 “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit www.suffolk.com and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram. 

 

The Role: 

Suffolk is seeking people who are bold. Curious. Innovative. Caring. Looking for the career opportunity of a lifetime. We’ll challenge and inspire you to be your very best. We’ll embrace what makes you unique and lift you up as you take chances. Here, you’ll find a place where you can act with purpose and integrity, bringing intelligence and grit to every aspect of your job. Join us for the chance to leverage your inherent curiosity and proven capabilities to catapult you to the next level.

 

The General Superintendent provides overall direction on projects, and develops and maintains strong working relationships with the owners and architects throughout the project lifecycle. This individual visits the project sites frequently to evaluate project performance, site conditions, compliance with our “build smart” approach and safety and quality standards, compliance with scope, and effective management of trade partners. This individual is also responsible for ensuring that constructability reviews, logistics plans and baseline schedules achieve project turnover requirements.

 

The General Superintendent must also be an exceptional communicator, negotiator and arbitrator, and will serve as the client’s direct point of contact on projects. The General Superintendent must be a strong leader, communicator and advocate for team collaboration and innovation, and must have the ability to lead, manage, cultivate and mentor team members to promote their professional growth.

Responsibilities

  • Monitor assigned projects for conformance with the construction schedule,
  • expected quality levels, and adherence to the company’s Standard
  • Operating Procedures.
  • Work with clients and architects throughout the project, responsible for
  • developing relationships that generate client satisfaction.
  • Recruit qualified talent; mentor, coach and train them to perform and
  • ensure effective matching of talent to project scope. This includes
  • Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Field Engineers, Career Start
  • Project Engineers and Co-ops.
  • Provide leadership, advice and assistance to field staff regarding
  • materials, sequencing, scheduling, personnel and methods of
  • construction.
  • Serve as an advocate for Field Operations.
  • Actively participate in the development of business by supporting the
  • Business Development Department.
  • Pre-construction/Estimating
    • Participate in Sales Presentations and pre-construction services.
    • Review projects for constructability, develop a plan for construction.
    • Prepare a summary baseline schedule by providing the logic and durations of major work activities to the scheduler.
    • Confirm baseline schedule achieves the delivery requirements of the project.

o    Create site access and staging/sequencing plans and conduct technical reviews.

  • Provide input on budgets and determine field staff requirements.
  • Attend the Project Turnover meeting.
  • Provide the Project Team input on scope reviews and Exhibit “B”s.
  • Construction; Responsible for implementing all Suffolk policies and procedures including
    • Field Staff Assignments and performance evaluations.
    • Weekly site visits to evaluate conditions including safety and general presentation.
    • Ensure that field personnel are performing to established standards
    • Project Scheduling, Quality Review and Project Close Out
    • Oversee the development of the baseline schedule and monitor all project schedules for compliance.
    • Provide leadership in the monthly update and narrative process.
    • Confirm that workmanship and materials conform to plans and specifications.
    • Review project schedules during weekly visit, highlighting potential challenges.
    • Provide leadership in responding creatively to challenges to bring projects in on schedule and under budget where feasible.
    • Ensure timely completion of punch lists.
    • Participate in the one-year warranty walkthrough, ensures timely completion of all issues and that appropriate records are kept.
  • Client Relationships and Meeting Management
  • Attend all scheduled meetings necessary to monitor and manage projects.
  • Attend owner meetings as necessary and Project Team (PM/PE) meetings at least twice monthly.
  • Maintain continuous client contact to gauge performance perceptions.
  • Communicate relevant information to project teams.
  • Foster and maintain effective working relationships with team members.
  • Training
  • Coordinate field training in job specific and safety training.
  • Ensure that field staff are trained according to Suffolk guidelines.
  • Participate in design and delivery of Suffolk-specific training.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management and experience relative to size/scope of projects.
  • Minimum of 15 years of general contracting experience
  • Each project has specific characteristics regarding size, complexity, sector etc, which dictate the precise years of experience and industry knowledge necessary for success, above and beyond generic construction knowledge and experience.
  • Applicable area licenses

 

Necessary Attributes: 

  • Candidate must possess Suffolk’s core values: People Above All, Courageously Driven, Find A Way and Endlessly Curious
  • The ability to constantly multi-task and handle competing priorities between Suffolk business needs, organizational issues, and sound customer relations.
  • Business judgment to negotiate the critical balance between budget and construction processes.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage the many details necessary for successful construction.
  • Judgment to know when to appropriately escalate issues up the chain of command.
  • A strong sense of urgency and initiative, and the ability to quickly study complex issues.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to confidently and decisively take action.
  • Excellent diplomatic and communication skills, able to interact effectively with senior management, and the ability to handle and resolve conflict effectively in a firm but fair manner.

 

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 is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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