Construction Superintendent Job Profile and Description

A construction superintendent is a person who plans and ensures the coordination of construction jobs. He has the responsibility of supervising the construction project. He ensures that the quality of work and materials is upheld and that the budget is followed as planned. He is entitled with the total supervision of all the operations on the site. He ensures that the workers are implementing what is on the design plan. He monitors the workers and the progress of the project and reports to his employers as well as to the general public. He is held liable of any happenings at the construction site and sees to it that the project is completed in time and that the laid down standards are met. His work will either be on commercial or residential projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that both the health and safety project plans are implemented
  • Being on site to oversee all the construction process
  • Ensuring that the budget is followed in terms of purchases and wages
  • Organizing the workers and ensuring that they are performing as required
  • Recording the total costs for materials bought and payments for work done
  • General inspection of the workers and their performance and safety
  • Ensuring that the stipulated safety rules and regulations are met
  • Liaises with government inspectors on the standard requirements of the site in terms of licenses and safety
  • Follows the project construction process to ensure that it is completed in time
  • Supervises the subcontractors and ensures that they are punctual and that they deliver
  • Ensure that quality is preserved in the construction process and that the budget is maintained
  • Writing project progress records in liaison with the foreman

Skills and Specifications

  • Ability to supervise
  • Ability to schedule and multitask
  • Knowledgeable in building and construction
  • Be a good problem solver
  • Be computer literate

Education and Qualifications

High School Diploma

A basic degree in Construction Management