How to write a Construction Superintendent job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Construction Superintendent job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Construction Superintendent job titles

    Construction Superintendent
    Senior Construction Superintendent
    Project Superintendent (Construction)
    Superintendent of Construction

Construction Superintendent job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Construction Superintendent job summary

Our commercial construction company specialises in build-out construction for medical and veterinary offices as well as other commercial buildings. We make offices and clinics habitable and attractive so that our clients can succeed in their businesses, and we’re looking for a Construction Superintendent to oversee, manage and direct all aspects of a project from beginning to end. The ideal candidate will have excellent leadership qualities that allow him or her to take control of a project and produce results. He or she will spend half of their time in the field and the other half in the office.

Construction Superintendent responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Construction Superintendent responsibilities

    Meet with building owners and tenants to discuss build-out specifications and improvements
    Mediate between landlords and tenants to find workable solutions that appeal to both parties
    Create estimates for build-out projects, including labour, supplies, materials and other ancillary costs
    Drive cost-effective project management techniques and strategies in the field
    Hire and assign construction work to each project
    Maintain a daily job site log
    Coordinate all construction services and activities
    Maintain strict build-out construction schedule and make changes as necessary to ensure deadlines are met
    Educate landlords and tenants on aesthetic and practical choices for build-outs

Construction Superintendent qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Construction Superintendent skills

    5+ years’ experience as a Project Superintendent in the construction industry
    2+ years’ experience in build-out construction preferred
    Proficient in Windows operating systems and associated software
    Experience working on smartphones and tablets
    CAD experience a plus
    Ability to work with numerous contractors and subcontractors in an efficient manner

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