WHAT IS A SUPERINTENDENT?
While a project manager works on higher level management of schedules and budgets, a Superintendent manages the coordination and completion of work on a site. We will foster a safe and inclusive industry by identifying opportunities for improvement and developing Superintendents to work on project sites with crew members and Foremen (Forepersons) to ensure quality of work, flow of work, and management of time.
WHAT SKILLS DOES A SUPERINTENDENT POSSESS?
Superintendents should feel confident working on-site in order to monitor quality of work and overall completion of tasks. They are responsible for maintaining effective communication between fore- men, crew members, and project managers. Understanding how time can be effectively managed on a project, and how to maintain best practices is an essential skill in this role.
In addition, the following skills will ensure individuals will be successful in their role as a Superintendent:
- A degree in management and substantial experience in the field of the waterfront
- Strong communication skills
- Problem solving skills
- Time management skills
- Ability to multitask and coordinate large groups
- Project planning and troubleshooting
“Being a Superintendent is stimulating and keeps me on my toes. I look forward to the opportunity to solve problems with my crew to set us up for greatness as a team. Delivering high quality work, and fostering motivated teams inspires me daily.”
- Superintendent is an isolated role and does not require on-site hours or communication with team members
- Superintendents are solely responsible for the management of schedules and budgets