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Project Superintendent

Company: Veneklasen Construction
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Job Type



Position Title: Project Superintendent

Department: Field Operations / General Contracting

About Our Company

Based in Grand Rapids Michigan, Veneklasen Construction has been building great structures since 1976. Veneklasen Construction focuses on all the important things, like taking great care of our customers to help them achieve their vision while at the same time taking care of our employees, our community, and the environment. Here, people are our priority. We have been recognized as one of West Michigan's Best and Brightest Companies to work for, for thirteen years and were named a National Best and Brightest Company in 2022. We are a growing medium-sized general contractor with a historically strong base of operations in Michigan and a growing national presence. Veneklasen Construction is dedicated to building it right!

Position Summary

The Project Superintendent is responsible to oversee jobsite activities, including but not limited to organizing, planning and scheduling materials; directing people and work activities; performing site inspections; and, enforcing safety procedures, in the most efficient and timely manner in order to maximize profits for the projects as assigned. The Project Superintendent is involved in all phases of the construction process: preconstruction, construction, and post-construction. Veneklasen Construction Superintendents will ensure that our client's highest expectations are met by delivering all projects on time, within budget, and offering cost-effective solutions for any issues that may arise.


Frequent contact with subcontractors, trade workers, other project superintendents, estimators, project managers, customers, suppliers, and members of the public.

Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities

  • Recognize and communicate to, and with, Project Manager any priorities, issues, or problems.
  • Responsible for being on site prior to and after normal starting time to prepare for work to be completed.
  • Ensure that proper safety and incident reporting procedures are followed.
  • Coordinate, direct, and lead workers engaged in construction activities. Assign work to employees, using material and worker requirements information.
  • Supervise crews to obtain top quality workmanship, efficiency, employee satisfaction, morale, communication, commitment, teamwork, and pride.
  • Regularly communicate with other staff about needs on assigned jobs.
  • Relate to the public and to customers in a professional, courteous, and respectful manner, appropriately responding to their complaints.
  • Complete required paperwork and documentation (Daily Logs, Toolbox Talks, Timecards, Extra Work Authorizations, Safety Related Documentation, and Others as needed)
  • Provide oversight at various jobsite locations and on various shifts (1st, 2nd, or 3rd shift) as needed and as assigned.
  • Must be willing to travel for job assignments as needed.
  • Ability to perform other job-related duties as assigned.
  • Assist Project Manager(s) to develop scopes of work for assigned projects.
  • Develop Phasing and Logistics Plans for assigned projects.
  • Develop, update, and maintain project schedules through the use of Procore and Microsoft Project software.
  • When needed, assist Project Manager(s) with preparing submittal logs and identifying project long lead items.
  • Coordinates daily construction activities including workers, materials, and equipment.
  • Ensures on time delivery of key project milestones.
  • Possess the ability to lead and participate in root cause problem-solving exercises in high pressure environments in order to arrive at and implement the correct technical solution.
  • Ensures that all construction specifications, standards, and quality expectations are met or exceeded.
  • Follow/utilize OSHA safety standards and general industry regulations to ensure that projects are completed safely.
  • Maintains daily log of construction activities, important meetings, phone calls, and photo documentation.
  • Assist Project Manager(s) in Closeout Documentation and As-built Drawings.
  • Assist Project Manager(s) to follow up on Warranty Items and completion of project punch lists. Core Competencies
    • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving - The ability to understand an idea, situation, or problem by breaking it into smaller pieces.
    • Initiative/Action Oriented - Recognizes what needs to be done and accomplishes it with minimal supervision.
    • Planning & Organizing - Establishes appropriate goals and priorities to accomplish objectives. Education, Experience, and Knowledge
      • Requires minimum of 4 years of supervisory experience, preferably in the construction industry or related field.
      • Knowledge and experience with Procore, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Excel Software is preferred.
      • Knowledge of administration and management needs in the construction industry. Must be able to plan, allocate resources, manage production, and coordinate people, and equipment.
      • Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in construction.
      • Strong coordination, time management, active listening, oral and written expression and comprehension, critical thinking, and reasoning skills.
      • The ability to determine when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong- to recognize problems when they occur and to work toward the solution of those problems.
      • Exercise good judgment that has considerable impacts on the project and organization
      • Ability to create cut lists and material take offs.
      • Maintain good working relationships with the public and fellow employees.
      • Strong understanding and expression of written and verbal English sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
      • Ability to observe potential hazards and adhere to safety regulations.
      • Perform heavy manual tasks under varying weather conditions.
      • Read and work from construction specifications or blueprints.
      • Experience and training must include methods, techniques, equipment, and hands-on experience in a supervisory position.
        Working Conditions

        Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions, including rain and extreme heat, near moving mechanical parts and includes occasional exposure to wet and/or humid conditions. May be exposed to uncomfortable or distracting sounds or noise levels on sites of projects being managed or coordinated. Travel and ability to work various shifts required, determined by project location and schedule. When working on site, will be required to wear common protective or safety equipment, such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, etc.

        (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)

Keywords: Veneklasen Construction, Grand Rapids , Project Superintendent, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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