Heavy Civil Superintendent in Chicago at GPAC

Date Posted: 4/14/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/14/2021

Job Description

Heavy Civil Superintendent

A Chicagoland leader in the heavy civil construction industry is seeking a Superintendent to join their growing team. Candidates must have prior experience running heavy civil projects. This could include highway paving, earthwork, excavation, bridgework, marine construction, underground utilities etc.

The Heavy Civil Superintendent is responsible for all on-site management and field personnel for several Heavy Civil projects, from inception to completion. The Superintendent must also understand plans and schedules; coordinating and managing both personnel & materials to prevent delays, complete projects on time, on budget and to specification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads with a positive attitude toward policies pertaining to safety, and regularly works to foster a safe work environment.
  • Responsible for all aspects of safety on the job site including but not limited to safety incidents, safety equipment, and safety precautions.
  • Reviews understand and implement construction project documents such as contracts, plans, specifications, drawings, job layout, as-builts.
  • Assisting in the determination of manpower and personnel hiring
  • Determination of equipment needs, equipment maintenance, tool and material requirements
  • Timely and accurately maintain and keep current construction documents; change orders, schedules, purchase orders, RFI s, submittals, daily diaries and quantity books.
  • Read blueprints, construction contracts, subcontracts and other construction documents, plans and specifications.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain business relationships - including working effectively with owners, engineers, co-workers, subcontractors, suppliers, and the public.
  • Inspect and verify the receipt or shipment of materials to and from the job site.
  • Determine sequencing of work, maintain a 3 week schedule.
  • Manage field labor and provide field training.
  • Identify long lead items which need to be expedited through the project schedule process.
  • Identify problems early and act immediately to provide solutions.
  • Oversee the work to ensure installation is in compliance with and conforms to the approved contract documents and maintain quality control for work performed by employees and subcontractors. (QA/QC compliance).

Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years direct experience performing heavy civil construction work.
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership/people management experience on heavy civil projects
  • Valid driver's license

Required Skills:

  • Superior knowledge of construction drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to anticipate problems and participate in solutions.
  • Solid understanding of construction means and methods including costs, scheduling and quality control.
  • Effective listener with the ability to understand the needs of employees, and both internal and external clients.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to build, manage and motivate effective teams.
  • Self-motivated, deadline driven and highly organized.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations.

Benefits include:

  • Industry-leading compensation and benefits plan
  • Lucrative bonus program
  • Positive company culture and work/life balance

If you enjoy leading projects from the field and are ready to take the next step towards furthering your construction career...APPLY NOW!

If you're interested in this position apply online or submit your resume and project list to Kenna Warren at kenna.warren@gogpac.com.

All inquiries are strictly confidential.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.