Project Superintendent

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Project Manager

Brief Job Description

The Project Superintendent is responsible for profitable field operations on small to medium size and more straightforward projects. The Project Superintendent is also responsible to establish the safety culture on the jobsite and work closely with Project Manager to manage schedule, budget and staff to achieve profitable outcomes. Project Superintendents should also create and maintain effective client, vendor, supplier, and sub-contractor relationships. This individual typically reports directly to the Project Manager.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Understand, support and implement the safety program.
  • Maintain project safety in accordance with Hy-Vee Construction’s Safety Policy and Procedure Manual. Primarily responsible to establish safety behavior that would eliminate/prevent serious injury or death in all who come on the job site.
    • Any employee has the authority to stop work they feel is unsafe until the issue(s) can be resolved.
  • Respond with urgency to resolve safety issues when they are identified.
  • Prepare a high quality project safety plan. Responsible for the quality and implementation of the project safety plan.
  • Perform a job hazard analysis as required for the project and incorporation into the project safety plan.
  • Ensure that all members of the project team are fulfilling their roles as defined in the company’s safety program.
  • Ensure subcontractor compliance with the project safety plan.
  • Identify and manage safety hazards that could impact the general public.
  • Observe safety procedures and bring any deficiencies to the attention of the appropriate member of the safety team and/or direct supervisor.

Staff Development

  • Create opportunities to train others on the project team.
  • Develop and maintain a learning organization.
  • Assure adherence to all standards, practices and procedures for purposes of improved productivity.
  • Make recommendations regarding staff development needs.

Human Resource Management

  • Assist in recruiting employees.
  • Make recommendations regarding staff development needs and disciplinary actions, if warranted.
  • Complete performance appraisals for direct reports.
  • Understand and openly discuss role profile for direct reports.
  • Assist in pre-construction phase as requested

Business Development

  • Assist in project proposals and presentations as requested.


  • Contribute to the vision, goals and objectives of the company.
  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned.
  • Comply with company policies and safety regulations.

Project Planning

  • Participate, as required, in the development of the project plan, moisture infiltration plan, risk mitigation plan, freeze review plan, etc. and ensure proper execution.
  • Conduct equipment review and create appropriate plans.
  • Create plans for self-performed work.
  • Make recommendations for ways to reduce operating or maintenance costs, improve scheduled completion dates, decrease project scope and/or costs or improve the quality of the project based on project documents.
  • Work with General Superintendent to forecast manpower needs for self-performed work.
  • Review purchase orders and subcontracts to understand and administer the scope. Advise the Project Manager (PM) of any scope discrepancies.
  • Consult with the PM or Construction Manager (CM) in the selection of foreman and assistants.
  • Conduct pre-construction meetings with appropriate subcontractors prior to their start in the field.


  • Assist with the buyout and selection of major subcontractors, depending on project location.
  • Review SMSR for accuracy and approval.
  • Provide feedback to Project Manager on schedule and constructability.

Project Management and Schedule

  • Review and enforce all prime contract and sub contract terms and obligations.
  • 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 field 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 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 Project Manager in updating material equipment report on a timely basis.
  • Submit equipment usage reports to warehouse manager.
  • Review and approve payments to subs, vendors and suppliers.
  • 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 a two-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 field.
  • Manage routine issues with owners and architects’ reps. Discuss issues with Project Manager.
  • 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.


  • Review and ensure that the submittal review and approval system is accurate and timely.

Project Document Management

  • Ensure all required paperwork, including but not limited to daily logs, diaries, communication records, phone conversations, time cards, etc., are complete, accurate and filed in a timely manner utilizing the proper Hy-Vee Construction approved standards and systems.


  • Create and execute punch list plan.
  • Conduct review of as-built drawings to assure they are in compliance with the field record set.

Operational Excellence

  • Has an in-depth understanding of all OPEX initiatives and demonstrates the ability to implement and holds team members and self accountable to improve processes on a daily basis.
  • Responsible for the continuous execution of the procedures in the QC Field Workbook if a Senior Superintendent is not assigned to the project.
  • Implement effective pre-installation meetings and establish OPEX initiatives expectations there with all trades.


Qualification & Requirements

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and ability necessary to succeed as a Field 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
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or mail to

Hy-Vee Construction
5820 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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West Des Moines, IA 50266
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