1. Studies specifications to plan procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction, based on knowledge of available tools and equipment and various building methods.
2. Interacts with the Project Manager to determine the project schedule; develops and utilizes look ahead schedules to assess progress and spot upcoming issues.
3. Coordinates the pre-construction meeting with the Project Manager prior to mobilization.
4. Directs procurement of tools and materials to be delivered at specified times to conform to work schedules.
5. Ensures all parties involved with the project are informed of construction issues and progress: (1) meets with and directs supervisory personnel engaged in planning and executing work procedures, interpreting specifications, and coordinating various phases of construction to prevent delays; (2) meets regularly with craft personnel to update them on construction issues and to gather input for solutions; (3) meets with subcontractors prior to the sub’s mobilization to review scope of work and schedule; also, advises subs prior to each phase of work on schedule and phasing requirements; and (4) meets regularly with clients to update them on the project’s progress.
6. Works with supervisory personnel and labor representatives to resolve complaints and grievances within the project work force.
7. Confers with supervisory and engineering personnel and/or inspectors and suppliers of tools and materials to resolve construction problems and to improve construction methods.
8. Inspects work in progress to ensure that work conforms to specifications and to construction schedules.
9. Manages the project based on progress reports, materials used, and costs and adjusts work schedules accordingly. (New construction superintendents only.)
10. Works with the Manager of Craft Resources to move personnel from project to project, minimizing hiring and layoffs; is responsible for crew mixes and work assignments to manage labor costs; may terminate company craft personnel not performing according to company policies, procedures, or other job requirements.
11. Works in conjunction with project manager in preparing the Project Management Plan.
12. Ensures that company policies, such as safety policies, equal opportunity, and others, are implemented consistently. Ensures company quality standards and housekeeping requirements are maintained.