Concrete Superintendent

Do you have extensive supervisory experience in self-performing concrete construction? Auld & White Constructors is seeking a Concrete Superintendent with a minimum of 5 years of concrete construction experience and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for all activities related to self-performed concrete construction including leading our concrete craftspeople. Through effective planning and leadership, the candidate will also be responsible for safety, quality, schedule adherence, and cost control (including labor productivity, efficient utilization of materials and equipment, and minimizing rework). Must demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and coordinate closely with AWC’s jobsite Superintendent, ultimately taking project-specific direction from the jobsite Superintendent (much like a Subcontractor would). This is considered a “working” role and a large percentage (~80%-85%) of the candidate’s time will be spent physically putting work in place.

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Desired skills and experience

Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions

A. Leadership

  1. The following leadership qualities are a must to be considered for the position:
    a. Exemplify AWC Core values
    b. Have a sincere desire & ability to lead others and can:
    · Set clear goals & direction
    · Align resources and delegate, by obtaining “buy-in” from the team
    · Ability to monitor/measure progress and take corrective action if needed
    c. Mentor and train those less experienced
    d. Motivate and inspire available team while leading by example
    e. Ability to clearly communicate to the project team (crew, subcontractors, Superintendents, etc.)
    f. Ability to accept and provide feedback

B. Core Responsibilities

  1. Prepare and manage all activities pertaining to concrete construction. Identify problems early and act immediately to provide solutions.
  2. Review concrete estimates prepared by AWC’s Estimating Department for special considerations (ie: soil conditions, unique formwork requirements, productivity rates, scaffold and shoring systems, etc).
  3. Prepare schedules for the concrete construction that align with the overall project’s master schedule.
  4. Assess overall crew size/makeup requirements.
  5. Plan and schedule work on a daily and weekly basis developing construction techniques and methods related to layout, excavation, rebar fabrication, formwork, bracing, shoring, materials handling, equipment requirements, task sequences, etc.
  6. Responsible for “global” productivity of the “core” concrete crew. Analyze work schedules to understand when the crew will have capacity to work elsewhere. Work with the Commercial Division Leader, Superintendents, and Project Managers to identify other opportunities to keep the crew productive between major concrete projects/phases.
  7. Establish productivity goals through utilization of Task Sheet Planning Methods ensuring self-perform work is thoroughly planned out with a step-by-step list of what to do including safety, equipment, tool list, material & cut list, man-hour goals, sketches, task list by craftsperson.
    a. Regularly measure and drive productivity (daily checks at task level, weekly checks at overall project level).
    b. Forecast man/crew hours.
    c. Report/input time and quantities of completed work on a weekly basis.
    d. Identify estimate issues early. Establish plan to mitigate potential losses.
  8. Provide regular feedback to Estimating Department to assist in refinement of concrete estimates.
  9. Identify, train, and develop team members who will be “core” to the Concrete Crew.
    a. Establish and document formal training criteria with support of AWC’s Training Coordinator.
  10. Successful work execution will be measured as follows:
    a. Zero (0) safety incidents.
    b. Quality installation (no rework).
    c. 10% labor savings achieved.
    d. No overruns on material & equipment budgets.
    e. Work completed on-time.

C. Day-to-Day Duties

  1. Must understand basic concrete principles such as concrete mix designs, admixtures, curing, cold and hot weather procedures for concrete placing and finishing, formwork systems, etc. as well as concrete material takeoffs and calculations for pours.
  2. Capable of submittal and shop drawing review process (rebar, formwork, shoring, concrete, etc). Verify that all required shop drawings, plans, mix designs, special material approvals, traffic control plans, and other documents necessary for assigned phases of work have been submitted and approved prior to start of the work.
  3. Study blueprints, sketches, specifications, submittals and shop drawings for information on type of material required, such as lumber, rebar, concrete, vapor
    barrier, curing compound, etc. Understand the interrelation of other construction work with that of the concrete (underground electrical, plumbing, CMU, etc).
  4. Properly code material delivery tickets and employee time as required and turn into Accounting promptly.
  5. Maintain and submit 4 Week Look-Ahead schedules. Communicate updates and impacts with Superintendent and PM on a daily basis.
  6. Prepare layout using transit, builder’s level, rule and framing square.
  7. Schedule major deliveries, direct traffic and keep unauthorized vehicles from blocking any area where site conditions restrict access.
  8. Schedule and coordinate rental of necessary equipment.
  9. Operate equipment (i.e backhoes, compactors, lulls, etc.).
  10. Use hand tools to dig and shape ground in preparation for placement of concrete.
  11. Tie/place reinforcing steel according to placement drawings.
  12. Select specified type of lumber or other materials.
  13. Construct and erect forms and chutes for pouring concrete.
  14. Place and finish concrete for foundations, sidewalks, and small-scale trowel finished slabs.
  15. Erect scaffolding, ladders, shoring, etc for assembling structures above ground level. Ensure formwork and shoring are erected, supported, and dismantled based on engineering designs and drawings.
  16. Inspect concrete after the formwork and shoring has been removed and instructing concrete laborers on how to correct defects and concrete roughness.
  17. Assure that the areas are kept in a clean, orderly, and safe condition.
  18. Set the example and mentor/train the crew on proper work ethic, construction methods, workmanship, safety awareness, company policies, proper dress code, etc.
  19. Purchase specific items required for the work. This shall include obtaining a minimum of three (3) prices, ensuring the items are in accordance with specifications and that they are available for timely delivery.
  20. Advise Human Resources of any ongoing personnel issues regarding Auld & White field personnel (i.e., attendance, tardiness, attitude issues, skill deficiencies, etc.).
  21. Enforce company safety and accident programs. Report all accidents to Human Resources immediately.
  22. Coordinate jobsite logistics.
  23. Maintain relationships with other trades and the main project team.
  24. Able to communicate with co-workers/supervisors, using basic English skills, in both written and verbal methods.
  25. Run smaller self-performed work projects as required (demolition, rough carpentry, etc).

The above-cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by the Concrete Superintendent. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.