A commercial construction superintendent manages day-to-day construction operations in the commercial industry, which includes building and renovating for retail, food service, and office industries. The superintendent spends much of the day communicating with clients on the status of their construction projects and communicating with architects on design status and efficacy.
A commercial construction superintendent must have excellent organizational skills, since they often subcontract specific job sites to other contractors and maintaining oversight of these subcontracts to ensure they occur smoothly and safely. The commercial construction superintendent also manages much of the projects' accounting, including expenses and payroll, to maximize efficiency.
While some form of formal education may be required for commercial construction superintendents, substantial previous experience in supervisory construction positions is important. In addition, a commercial construction superintendent must have exemplary communication skills, as they will be contacting subcontractors, clients, and construction laborers on a daily basis.
Construction Superintendent, Commercial Tasks
- Is the sole person in supervision over the construction workers.
- Is responsible for the quality of work and for keeping the project on time and within budget.
- Plan, coordinate and schedule construction projects.