Senior Superintendent

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Regular Full-Time
Field Operations


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 2022 “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit 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 achieve your ambitions and build your legacy.


The Senior Superintendent provides overall direction on projects, and develops and maintains strong working relationships with the owners and architects throughout the project lifecycle. This individual evaluates project performance, site conditions, 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.


  • Oversee, manage, and document all day-to-day job site activities including OSHA safety compliance
  • Direct field personnel according to the project plan and Suffolk supervisory principles
  • Communicate issues, events, performance, and progress daily to the Project Manager
  • Report any problems promptly to the Project Manager to facilitate the most cost-effective solutions
  • Establish effective working relationships with Clients, Suffolk team members, subcontractors, and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.  On union projects, maintain effective working relationships with trade union business agents and managers
  • Request advice and assistance from the General Superintendent or Project Executive on matters pertaining to materials, sequencing, scheduling, logistics, and personnel
  • Project Start-Up/Turnover Meeting:
    • Identify pre-mobilization activities in conjunction with the Project Executive, General Superintendent, and the Project Manager
    • Develop start-up schedule with Project Manager and send it to the Project Executive and General Superintendent for review
  • Scheduling:       
    • Assist in formulating and implementing construction schedules in the field
    • Establish and implement the Project Baseline Schedule based on the project contracts and subcontractor input, considering any elements that might impact the schedule
    • Maintain the schedule and ensure that work performed is consistent with the contract and will meet or exceed client expectations
    • Update Project Schedule monthly
    • Provide progress report with the six-week look ahead of schedule to the Project Manager and the field staff
    • Lead Pull Planning meetings and 6 week make ready plan meeting in conjunction with the Project Manager
  • Safety:
    • Ensure that all subcontractors participate in a safety pre-construction meeting prior to starting work on the project
    • Ensure that all subcontractors have a full set of MSD sheets on the project, as well as their site specific safety plan and current insurance certificate or OCIP/CCIP enrollment ID
    • Review the project daily to ensure that all activities are being performed in accordance with all OSHA and governing requirements and the project site specific safety plan
  • Quality Management:
    • Ensure that all pertinent benchmarks for the project are established and inserted into the baseline schedule
    • Ensure that all appropriate individuals become members of the Q-Team
    • Ensure that all 1st delivery inspections and Benchmark inspections occur per the baseline schedule so as not to impact the progression of the subsequent work
    • Ensure that the inspections are approved, documented and communicated to the project team
  • Subcontractor and Site Management throughout the Project:
    • Manage site pre-construction including pre-construction survey, job site utilization and staging plans
    • Mobilize the field office and maintains the job site to Suffolk standards
    • Organize documentation of the job site for easy access and review
    • Manage subcontractor performance to quality and ethical standards
    • Work with PM to identify and resolve personnel issues and construction process revisions
    • Manage all phases of the construction process including documenting and reporting site activities and progress, manage excavations and assist with Job Site Utilization Plan
  • Meeting Management:
    • Attend project turnover, mobilization, and project coordination meetings
    • Attend/chair safety pre-construction meetings
    • Attend/chair weekly foreman and safety meetings
    • Attend/chair monthly schedule review meetings
    • Attend/chair Pull Plan Meetings and 6 Week Make Ready Plan Meetings
    • Attend closeout meetings
    • Attend owner meetings
    • Attend/chair subcontractor meetings and any others necessary to monitor and manage the project
  • Administrative Management:
    • Complete and implement construction office checklists including emergency phone lists
    • Complete daily reports and maintains logs of key activities, files and shop drawings
    • Manage the quality and condition of all material deliveries
    • Maintain required safety reporting and all other required files to Suffolk standards
    • Insure that as-built working drawings are maintained as well as the current drawing log and revision log, communicating this to the subcontractors
  • Project Closeout:
    • Manage subcontractor closeout, transfer of utilities, owner training, work list and punch list
  • Training:
    • Recognize the importance of participating in training program by contributing both in class and as a SME


  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable discipline and experience relative to project size/scope
  • 8 to 12 years of experience related construction fields
  • 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
  • Excellent team development skills and leadership abilities
  • Strong ability to partner with the Project Manager and staff
  • Must possess effective communication skills
  • Capable of dealing with ambiguity and tight work oversight
  • Able to constantly multi-task and handle competing priorities between Suffolk business needs and organizational issues while maintaining excellent customer relations
  • Must possess business judgment to negotiate the critical balance between budget and construction processes
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to take action confidently and decisively
  • The ability to manage and embrace change. Respond and adapt to new processes and new ways of looking at old problems
  • Candidate must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism, and Caring

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 stand; 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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants 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 policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.


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