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The Superintendent, is primarily responsible for all aspects of the project on worksites, including job start-up/pre-planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating construction projects from start to finish. The Superintendent monitors workers and subcontractors to ensure that duties are being completed in a safe, 

efficient, and effective manner. They also manage large, complex projects or multiple smaller projects of 

standard complexity.


  • In-depth knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures in the commercial/institutional 

construction industry

  • Knowledge of local, provincial, and federal workplace compliance regulations, ordinances, and legislation
  • Proficiency in the practical application of carpentry principles, techniques, and procedures
  • Able to read building specifications, blueprints, and as-built documents
  • In-depth knowledge of building systems, materials, and components
  • Familiarity with mechanical and electrical systems
  • Mathematical and analytical skills necessary to perform material and labour estimates
  • Proven track record of analyzing project scope, cost, and schedule, and taking appropriate action to ensure the project is completed in a timely manner, on budget, and to all specifications and requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to identify scarce resources and effectively manage them
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a project team
  • Highly effective negotiation, diplomatic, and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to effectively liaise with stakeholders and subtrades
  • Proven ability to take initiative and confirm the accuracy of information that is sent and received
  • Adaptable and receptive to changing circumstances
  • Effective time management skills
  • Highly organized and able to prioritize responsibilities
  • Able to consistently achieve targeted deliverables completely and accurately
  • Superior leadership abilities with a demonstrated track record of dealing successfully with internal and external customers
  • Able to lead a team in high-pressure situations
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive in ensuring job knowledge is current 
  • Strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of programs including MS Project

Education and Experience 

  • Minimum of ten (10) years commercial/institutional construction experience in a supervisory 


  • Experience building schools and health/long-term care facilities is an asset
  • Must be able to work out of town
  • Journeyman Carpentry ticket (Red Seal certification preferred)
  • NCSO designation is an asset
  • Able to obtain security and vulnerable sector clearances
  • Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driver’s abstract

Functional Responsibilities

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of construction project budget estimates
  • Ensure the proper execution of project start-up and the construction management process
  • Plan and prepare construction schedules to monitor progress against established schedules
  • Organize and coordinate the activities of subcontractors
  • Verify personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements and coordinate the replacement of any equipment that is damaged or put out of service
  • Aid in the planning, organizing, direction, control, and evaluation of construction projects on site from start to finish according to schedule, specifications, and budget
  • Work with the project management team to ensure the project is running efficiently and effectively
  • Lead work on all commercial/institutional construction sites to ensure compliance with design, project specifications, regulations, and safety codes
  • Ensure that proper materials and quantities of materials are onsite each day prior to daily work commencing
  • Schedule proper staffing levels onsite each day to ensure the project is completed as scheduled
  • Mentor, supervise, coordinate, and direct all construction workers on the worksite
  • Assist in the implementation of training programs and the development of site personnel
  • Manage team's performance goals and evaluate competencies
  • Ensure the overall safety of all workers on site by performing regular checks and inspections
  • Attend project meetings with internal and external parties to monitor and report on construction progress
  • Ensure all contractual issues are dealt with and resolved in a timely manner
  • Complete administrative duties onsite including timesheet, take-offs, purchases, change requests, daily logs, and other documentation as required
  • Prepare progress reports and issue progress schedules to clients
  • Responsible for QA/QC on site and entering data in FTQ system to track and minimize deficiencies
  • Ensure accurate and timely project close-out
  • Represent the company on matters such as business services

Working Conditions

  • Office setting as well as outdoors at various construction sites
  • Walking and standing for long periods of time
  • Bending, crouching, and crawling
  • Climbing ladders and working at heights
  • Working near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required (ie: hard hat, safety boots. etc.)
  • Noise level is generally loud
  • Manual dexterity is required to operate computer and peripherals
  • Additional hazards associated with the construction industry
  • Driving of a company vehicle


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