A residential construction superintendent holds a managerial position that involves overseeing the construction of houses and major home renovation or remodeling jobs. This person works to ensure that buildings are created using proper procedures, according to design and development specifications, and in adherence with agreed-upon schedules and budgeting.
First, the superintendent helps develop a schedule and coordinates that to the needs of his contractor and employer. They help determine the proper staffing levels and works within established company procedures to ensure homes are constructed in an orderly and safe manner. The superintendent regularly supervises ongoing work and work materials to determine if they conforms with the builder's standards and design specs. The superintendent also handles any necessary subcontracting for electrical or similar work outside that of the construction company. He or she works to schedule this labor appropriately and within budget.
Superintendents frequently are the point of contact for home buyers who may have concerns or require custom options on the house being built. The superintendent works to give these customers acceptable options and provide them with detailed lists of additional costs if necessary.
For this job, a person must have the proper education, normally from a technical college or secondary vocational school. A residential construction superintendent typically is required to have considerable experience within the field as well. The job typically involves working on one or more outdoor job sites during daylight hours in the week.
Construction Superintendent, Residential Tasks
Oversee, direct, and coordinate all aspects of the completion of residential construction projects.
Manage, coordinate, and supervise subcontractors, keeping track of each group's activities.
Communicate regularly with project owners, discussing project progress and answering questions.
Monitor the project to make sure it stays within budget, write and submit proposals for budget changes.
Schedule the completion of different phases of the project, making sure materials, labor, and equipment are available when needed.