Superintendent

Superintendent Des Moines, IA

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Downing Construciton

Job Title:

Superintendent

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

12/28/2021

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$65,000-95,000

Company Description:

Downing Construction of Indianola, IA, has been a leading general contractor in central Iowa since 1966. We have concentrated in residential construction and commercial construction, refining and perfecting the total project management process over the years. When you need a construction company to ensure that work is completed on time, within budget, and with the interests of our client foremost in our minds, look to Downing Construction, our project managers and project superintendents, for your building needs in the greater Des Moines area and throughout Iowa.

Job Description:

Superintendent

The primary purpose of the Superintendent is to oversee, manage and direct all aspects of a project from beginning to end. The Superintendent reports to the Director of Operations.

Classification: Exempt

Responsibilities

  • Conduct themselves in alignment with the Downing Core Values
  • Communicate, foster and maintain good working relations with project teams, architects, owners, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Coordinate and manage all on site operations of assigned construction projects
  • Ensure subcontractors fully execute and comply with their contracted scope of work
  • Perform safety planning for jobsite
  • Manage subcontractor compliance with Downing’s Subcontractor Safety Manual
  • Implement quality control, including full compliance with plans, specifications and contract agreements
  • Create, manage and take full responsibility for project schedules, including material procurement as directed
  • Initiate and secure pricing for change order requests
  • Review project shop drawing and submittals as directed
  • Process RFI’s when necessary
  • Work with Project Manager to understand and maintain project budgets
  • Complete all documentation, including daily reports and safety audits
  • Facilitate all jobsite inspections
  • Facilitate all subcontractor meetings as assigned by the project manager
  • Manage punch list to bring job to close in efficient and timely manner
  • Contribute to jobsite trailer coordination and set up
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized jobsite at all times
  • Comply with all work-related deadlines

Benefits:

Employer paid health insurance (co-pay & HSA plans), life insurnace, short term disability, and long term disability

Buy-up opportuity for additoinal life insurnace, short term disability, and long term disability

Dental & vision plans 

Flexible spending (dependent care & medical)/Health Savings Account

Wellness incentive

401k company match

PTO

Required Experience:

Two to five years of experience in commercial construction

Qualifications:

  • Ability to problem solve with solid judgement and independent thinking
  • Proficient with computers, tablets, and smart phones, including typing skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team focused with initiative to work individually
  • Disciplined work ethic
  • Service attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and phone etiquette
  • Ability to work for multiple managers
  • Willingness to perform Superintendent responsibilities at multiple job sites simultaneously when required
  • Willingness to work necessary hours to ensure all project needs are being met
  • Ability to consistently meet project deadlines

Leadership Skills

  • Lead, manage, accountability
  • Takes ownership
  • Fosters teamwork
  • Serves as an example to others

Communication

  • Is a good promoter of all things Downing, both internally and externally

Safety

  • Be the ambassador of Downing’s safety motto: One Person. One Team. One Family.

Required Travel:

Possibility for some travel