Based on 1,363 responses, the job of Construction Superintendent has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.11 out of 5. On average, Construction Superintendents are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Construction Superintendent?
Don't expect others on your team to support you.
"Know What You Are Getting Into."
Make sure you make your contract for the amount you are prepared to live with for a while.
"A professor can not teach what experience CAN."
Learn the terms of the trade.
"How much I would interact with the customer."
Make sure to listen carefully to customer concerns.
"Education and Experience."
Safety is paramount. A clean site is a productive site. Be fair but firm. Get as much education as possible, go to night school is need be. Pay close attention to what is happening and ask a lot of questions. Master something "NEW" everyday. Get Certified, preferably a Gold Seal through the Canadian Construction Association. Plan ahead and go into detail. Review drawings, specifications and contract scope of work well in advance. Check drawings and especially dimensions. It is better to change a line on the drawing than to cut and core concrete. Be mindful of costs and productivity. Try to provide 3 solutions to every challenge.
""It is always now""
-Don't expect anyone to do anything they're supposed to do; the way they're supposed to do it, without supervision...especially if it will impact you. That goes for co-workers, trade partners, supervisors, inspectors and everybody in between. -Don't all
"Give it your all."
Work ethic is most important, give as much of your time and mentoring young carpenters!