Project Superintendent

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Project Manager

Brief Job Description

The Project Superintendent assists the Project Manager in project planning, project management and close-out on large assigned projects or may take the lead role on smaller projects. The Project Superintendent actively gathers information on the status of the project and keeps the project team informed of issues that could affect the schedule and budget. This position also assists in maintaining a focus on safety throughout the project duration.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand and support the business safety program. Understand construction safety requirements.
  • Participate, as required in the development of the project plan, moisture infiltration plan, risk mitigation plan, etc. and ensure proper execution.
  • Work with the Project Manager to forecast manpower needs.
  • Review purchase orders and subcontracts to understand and administer the scope of work. Advise the PM of any scope discrepancies.
  • Conduct pre-construction meetings with appropriate subcontractors prior to their start at the jobsite.
  • Provide feedback to the Project Manager on schedule and constructability.
  • Construct the project in accordance with the plans, schedule, specifications and the best standards of the trade. Organize the work for optimum utilization of manpower, equipment and supplies. Monitor the Project performance for all aspects of the project.
  • Ensure that all required contracts, insurance and bonds are in place prior to subcontractors starting work.
  • Ensure weekly subcontractor meetings are occurring and minutes recorded and distributed.
  • Maintain and protect all tools, equipment and materials on the jobsite.
  • Ensure that all layouts are completed accurately and are conveyed to the appropriate parties. Responsible for site logistics and layout plans and procedures.
  • Organize site and cleanup to present a professional image and provide safety to the public.
  • Actively manage all project costs. Consult with the Project Manager (PM) when budgets are going to be over or under original projections. Monitor estimated versus actual costs. Assist Project Manager with accurate monthly cost projections.
  • Notify Project Manager immediately of any field work orders and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Update labor quantities weekly and assist PM in updating material equipment report on a timely basis.
  • Review and approve payments to subs, vendors and suppliers as requested.
  • Assist the Project Manager in developing, updating and maintaining the project schedule.
  • Document all delays, back charges or other extra work. Initiate changes to keep the project on schedule.
  • Inform the Project Manager of any conditions that affect the scheduled delivery dates for materials.
  • Prepare six-week look ahead schedules and review with subs at coordination meetings.
  • Conduct weekly job coordination meetings with subs. Coordinate the work of the sub’s field forces and inform Project Manager of any lack of performance.
  • Assist the Project Manager in continual evaluation of all plans.
  • Ensure all assigned personnel comply with all company regulations.
  • Respond effectively to RFI’s and coordinate response in the Project.
  • Manage routine issues with owners and architects’ reps. Discuss issues with PM or CM.
  • Prepare periodic owner status reports as required.
  • Prepare and update project schedules.
  • Create and maintain working relationships with owners, architects, vendors, governing authorities, subs and general public during all phases of the construction process. Identify their strengths and weaknesses and seek to improve the company’s image with them and the general public.
  • Contribute to the vision, goals and objectives of the company. Perform other tasks that may be assigned. Comply with company policies and safety regulations.

Qualification & Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed as a Project Superintendent.

  • Education: A high school diploma is required for this position. Industry related college degree is preferred.
  • Experience: One to two years’ work experience; construction project experience would be helpful.
  • Skills: Ability to read and interpret construction documents; knowledge of construction methods and materials. Additional skill and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Sage products are preferred for this role. Communication, negotiation, project management, judgment, decision making, relationship building, organization, initiative, problem-solving, analytical, layout skills with total station and multi-tasking are all necessary skills for this role.
  • A pre-employment drug screen is required.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee sometimes works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Important Disclaimer Notice: The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not an exhaustive list of the tasks that and employee may be required to perform. Hy-Vee Construction reserves the right to revise the job description at any time and to require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances and or conditions of business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.

How To Apply

Interested applicants please send resume to
[email protected]

or mail to

Hy-Vee Construction
5605 NE 22nd St.
Des Moines, IA 50313

5605 N.E. 22nd Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
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