Superintendent

Location: 

Seattle, WA, US, 98104

Graham is a growing, dynamic, and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you will be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You will also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

We are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you’re eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.

As a member of our team, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various projects, such as: education facilities; hospitals and healthcare centers; office buildings; warehouse and distribution centers; and mixed- use facilities.

You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Bid-Build, Design-Build, Construction Management and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).

 

Summary 

Reporting to the General Superintendent, the Superintendent is accountable for field operations from initial project planning to completion for projects with annual revenues up to $15M. We have significant need for multi-family or hotel experience.  The Superintendent is fully responsible for the site management of their project and all project activities, including the supervision of self-performed and subcontracted construction work. The focus is on the execution of the work -  ensuring that the project is built on time, within budget, and according to company policies and procedures. This individual is responsible for managing, directing, and mentoring foremen and other field personnel, and is actively working to develop a full understanding of the project management lifecycle. The emphasis is on change management with respect to a range of scopes, and learning the pivotal impact of a project’s contracts and sub-contracts.  

 

Execution 

  • Participate in the development of construction strategies, project execution plan, schedule, and estimate.  

  • Participate actively in all stages of the estimating cycle, with implied ownership of accountability for the estimate and an understanding of the plan created as a result. 

  • Communicate consistently with subcontractors and staff the expectations and directions regarding schedules, construction methods, company policies and procedures, permits, safety/loss prevention, quality control, and other performance standards.  

  • Assist with the review and coordination of the project safety plan.  

  • Review the submissions and revisions of project drawings with subcontractors and other superintendents. 

  • Attend all pre-tender meetings. 

  • Assist with the planning and preparation of project execution, inspection, testing, and safe work plans. 

  • Ensure that the project site and company assets are secure and always maintain a safe and respectful working environment. 

  • Manage team members and conduct performance reviews. With guidance from a senior Superintendent, carry out performance management, disciplinary action, termination, back charges and other required actions.   

  • Attend all Progress and Safety meetings with all subcontractor representatives, and review and obtain agreements on upcoming work to be accomplished.  

  • Ensure project closeout is appropriately finalized to settle all financial obligations, demobilize all resources, and transition the project to the client. 

 

Planning and Process 

  • Understand the project specifications and general conditions of the contract, and confirm that all materials and work comply with the contract and quality specifications. 

  • Advise Project Manager and other personnel as required with respect to changes to methods, materials, schedules and procedures. 

  • Maintain a planning cycle that includes work three months ahead regarding materials, schedules, and crew. 

 

Financial Accountabilities 

  • Assist in the review and update of progress, cost reports, schedules, and forecasts to completion. 

  • Assist in the management of the project budget by controlling expenses, administering owner and subcontractor billings, and identifying work not covered by subcontractor’s scope of work/budget. 

  • Make commitments (i.e. contractual, spending, or purchasing) on the general contractor’s behalf:  

  • Contract / Sub Contract Change Orders: up to $25k 

  • Short Form Subcontracts: up to $10k 

  • Purchase Orders: up to $10k 

  • Purchase/Sale of Capital Assets: up to $10k in value 

  • Conduct business in line with client guidelines. 

 

HSEQ 

  • Take personal responsibility both for your own health and safety, and that of other workers, visitors to the site(s), the community, and the environment.  

  • Assist, conduct, and coach worker(s) in Field Level Risk Assessments (FLRAs), and Behaviour Based Safety (BBS).  

  • Know and comply with client requirements, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, and all applicable government laws and regulations. 

  • Hold direct reports accountable for HSE performance, and verify that subordinates are executing their responsibilities properly. 

  • Demonstrate HSE leadership at all times. 

  • Ensure contractors and subcontractors meet or exceed HSE MS requirements during execution of work. 

  • Hold the authority to control the quality performance on project site. 

  • Communicate the PSQP to the project site team including subcontractors. 

  • Execute the PSQP and implementation of all quality activities on site. 

  • Monitor the performance of quality by the subcontractors. 

  • Verify that the project site team is performing all required quality activities and hold them accountable for their quality performance. 

 

Education, Experience and Knowledge 

  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Business, or Journeyman Trade Certification or a related designation is preferred. 

  • 5+ years of experience in a supervisory capacity required. Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity, the years of experience may vary. 

  • Significant knowledge of major construction disciplines including cost control, scheduling, safety regulations and engineering.  

  • Advanced subtrade management skills. 

  • Commitment to quality and safety, and ability to evaluate project related processes and make necessary changes to meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations. 

  • Experience with contract risk management. 

  • Knowledge of sub-contract requirements as well as client-contract requirements. 

  • Ability to participate in all stages of the estimating cycle, and to associate cost, quality, safety etc. with estimating decisions. 

  • Fundamental knowledge of labor strategy and implications beyond basic manpower planning are required. This knowledge includes fluency in labor law and regulatory compliance, as well as an understanding of the impact of labor type/configuration decisions on project execution and risk. 

  • Proficient with MS Office Suite. 

  • Proficient using scheduling and project management software. 

 

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Opportunity for ownership and increased income through dividends and share equity increases
  • Sharing of annual profits paid out in bonuses
  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Life insurance, AD&D. LTD and Flex Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • 3 to 5 weeks of vacation per year, with credit for prior industry experience
  • Professional and career development opportunities

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast-evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

Build your career.

Applications will only be accepted as online submissions through the Graham website.
Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated if you are unable to apply online.

Please, no unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.
 

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

Build Your Career!

 

 

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Seattle