Story Construction Construction Superintendent in Ames, Iowa

As innovators in the construction field for the past 80+ years, we’re constantly seeking ways to improve the process of building…in a brick-and-mortar sense and a people sense.

We are passionate about the construction process because we are builders at heart. We are in a rewarding business, in the finest region of our country, doing meaningful work. If you have a desire to be part of an employee-owned company that appreciates and encourages teamwork as well as the unique contributions of intelligent individuals, we’d love to hear from you.

Position Summary:The Superintendent is the Company's "Business Unit Manager" responsible for the safe completion of the project within the budget, on schedule, to the Company's quality standards, and to the customer's satisfaction. It is the Superintendent’s responsibility to communicate and demonstrate the use of the company’s Core Values. The Superintendent will be a leader in creating a positive environment on the jobsite to foster continuous learning and improvement.

The Superintendent is also responsible for assisting the foremen and staff in their professional development through mentoring, teaching, training and coaching. It is the Superintendent’s responsibility to achieve the above objectives and ensure that all project activities are consistent with the Company's procedures and safety policies.

The Superintendent's duties will vary as required to support the foremen and other personnel assigned to the project. The Superintendent’s first responsibility is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the foremen and the crew by providing all the inputs necessary to allow high quality work assignments and work zones to be created for each crew. Generally, the Superintendent’s role will concentrate on detailed planning and scheduling, subcontractor coordination, the identification of future "opportunities," participation in pre-construction activities and the solving of problems prior to their impact on the project. It is the Superintendent’s responsibility that all logistical support is completed timely so the foremen can concentrate on the daily crew production planning, execution and improvement. The superintendent will also assist in obtaining work, to include estimating, on an as needed basis.

Job-specific Competencies and Duties:Participates in interviews, presentations, constructability reviews, and estimating support during pursuits and preconstruction. Responsible for the day-to-day onsite management of projects. Develops a complete understanding of the plans and specifications, including how the company’s and subcontractors’ work interface. Orders materials, tools and equipment; ensures accurate inventory records are maintained. Leads the deployment and execution of project and schedule planning, and all other project management tools. Prioritizes and plans work activities and approaches work in a methodical manner. Completes required monthly/weekly/daily documentation and reporting. Monitors progress records, material usage reports, and analyzes costs. Estimates resources needed for project completion and ensures timely completion of work. Assists with cost projections and monthly cost report. Anticipates obstacles to project completion and develops contingency plans. Reports and corrects potentially unsafe conditions.

Workplace Competencies:Projects a professional image of oneself and the company. Demonstrates respect for coworkers, colleagues, and customers. Provides prompt, efficient, and personalized assistance to both internal and external customers. Develops constructive and cooperative working relationships with others. Is pleasant, courteous, and professional. Creates a positive disciplined environment on the jobsite with a high sense of urgency. Participates in group problem solving and decision making; is open in considering new ways of doing things. Motivates and leads the construction team, and resolves employee relations problems. Leads daily foremen and weekly coordination meetings. Understands market trends in the industry and stays current on the company’s strategies to maintain competitiveness.

Responsible for providing a safe work environment and ensure jobsite safety procedures and policies are communicated and enforced. Maintains an organized and clean job site.

Inspects production for adherence to specs, researches and develops ways to upgrade workmanship and reduce production costs. Manages the subcontractors’ work for quality, safety, and timeliness. Utilizes the correct equipment for the work. Maintains equipment properly; provides proper security for tools and both job and office equipment. Observes and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures, OSHA regulations, building codes, and nondiscrimination requirements. Identifies problems in a timely manner; works to understand root cause and resolves in early stages. Develops and implements alternative solutions.

Management Competencies:Inspires respect and trust and motivates others to perform well. Presents self strongly in front of peers and direct reports; confronts difficult issues and does not hesitate to raise debated matters. Reacts well under pressure. Links the vision of the work area to the goals and objectives of the company’s strategic plan. Detailed planning and scheduling of work and subcontractor coordination. Recommends employment actions, evaluates performance, and provides work direction for assigned staff.

Academic Competencies:Clearly expresses ideas and thoughts verbally and in written form. Practices meaningful two-way communication. Exhibits good listening and comprehension, identifies non-verbal cues, and responds accordingly.

Personal Effectiveness:Works with integrity and ethically. Takes steps to develop and maintain knowledge of industry. Demonstrates an interest in personal learning and development. Participates fully in relevant training programs to develop. Behavior is consistent and predictable. Is reliable, responsible, and dependable in fulfilling obligations. Demonstrates regular and punctual attendance. Checks work to ensure all essential details have been considered. Complies with company rules, policies, and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:Four-year technical degree and four years construction experience or a two-year technical degree with six years of construction experience or equivalent combination of construction experience and training.

Travel:Some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected. Superintendents are assigned to jobsites located across the state.

Work Environment:While performing the job duties, the employee may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, and vibration, within OSHA standards. Job tasks are performed in close physical proximity to other people. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, extreme cold, and exposure to dust.

Physical Demands:The employee will work in conditions of repetitive movement, bending or twisting, and using hands to lift, push, pull, carry, handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee lifts heavy objects, walks and stands for long periods of time, and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions.

Benefits Include:

  • Paid Holidays

  • Vacation

  • Sick Leave

  • Bereavement Leave

  • Health Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Company-paid Term Life Insurance, AD&D

  • Medical and Dependent Care Flex Benefits Plans

  • Company-paid Short-term Disability Insurance

  • Company-paid Long-term Disability Insurance

  • 401(k) (100% immediately vested company match)

  • Travel Per Diem

  • Continuing Education

  • Safety Boot and prescription protective equipment reimbursement