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General Superintendent - Water & Wastewater

Company: McCarthy Building
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary McCarthy's Water and Wastewater Business Unit is seeking a General Superintendent. The General Superintendent has the ownership and responsibility for all field operations on the project including site safety, schedule, self-perform work, quality, subcontractor field coordination, logistics, labor cost and productivity. These responsibilities should result in a timely and profitable project completion. The General Superintendent has the responsibility to collaborate with the Project Director, Senior Project Superintendent and Project Manager and is responsible for keeping them accurately and fully informed of the field status of the project, particularly regarding cost, schedule, quality, safety, and problem issues. The General Superintendent will direct all Superintendents on the project and is expected that they will take a leadership role in the training and mentoring and assist as necessary with Project initiatives requiring their field expertise. While each assignment varies, major specific duties of the General Superintendent on any size project may include:

  • Be a great partner with the project staff and lead the "One Team" and "Smart & Healthy" culture initiatives.
  • Assist the Estimating department in bidding opportunities and Preconstruction Services by performing constructability reviews, providing cost and scheduling input, and pre-planning
  • Ensure concrete, civil, mechanical reviews and logistics plans are done for project.
  • Lead and monitor work planning process. All self-perform and trade partner activities will have work plans in place
  • Coordinate with the Project Manager in development of the Chart of Accounts items related to self- performed work activities to ensure a useful and meaningful Labor Cost Productivity Report. Create/develop budgets, units, productivities, crews, and chart of accounts during the preconstruction phase of the project.
  • Lead the development of a detailed CPM Construction Schedule, paying particular attention to self-performed work activities. Plan the way the project will be built, and, in conjunction with the subcontractors, develop the Schedule accordingly.
  • Develop a Project Site Logistics Plan, verify Owner/Agency approvals as necessary, and implement and manage the plan throughout the construction duration.
  • Manage superintendents in charge of McCarthy's labor force to achieve optimum performance and productivities
  • Review and understand and monitor material & equipment budgets and negotiate purchases.
  • Coordinate rentals, purchases with McCarthy's yard manager to maximize yard usage. Review and coordinate yard billings with other project staff to assure accurate accounting and billing of rentals and material purchases.
  • Consistently monitor Project costs (labor, materials, and equipment) and identify opportunities for improvement/savings and problem areas which may result in cost overruns. Review with Project Manager and/or Project Director possible solutions to correct or mitigate negative trends; promptly implement selected corrective actions.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with the local union representatives and business agents, when applicable.
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with owners, engineers and inspectors
  • Provide leadership in the project's quality program. Identify and encourage new methods and procedures to be implemented in the Field. Institute pre-installation conferences with Trades prior to commencement of any work.
  • Provide leadership in the safety and accident prevention programs. Institute and participate in Weekly Toolbox Safety Meetings and perform regular Job Site inspections. Review solutions to correct or mitigate unsafe conditions; promptly implement corrective actions. Thoroughly review all accidents and implement corrective actions to prevent recurrences. Display and always promote a Positive Safety Culture.
  • Lead in the creation and management of the Self Perform Review, Site Specific Safety Plan, Site Specific Quality Plan, and Executive Baseline Schedule Review.
  • Oversee Area Superintendents in chairing weekly Subcontractor Coordination Meetings. Review safety, quality, and scheduling issues in order that Subcontractors understand the needs and expectations for the Project. Monitor the issuance of meeting minutes to appropriate parties in a timely manner.
  • Lead and be responsible for all Superintendents and chair weekly or daily Superintendent Meetings when Project has more than one McCarthy Superintendent.
  • Responsible for managing the issuance and the maintenance of the Short-Term Schedules. Update weekly based upon actual job progress. Discuss scheduling needs and coordination requirements with the Subcontractors. Work closely with Project Manager on monthly CPM Schedule Updates based upon actual Job progress, including providing actual start and finish dates with remaining durations.
  • Coordinate, encourage and monitor the training and development of all Field Staff Members working directly for the General Superintendent and other Staff Members, as assigned.
  • Assist Project Engineers in/during the Shop Drawing and Submittal Process. Point out items or areas which may need special attention and/or review.
  • Interface with Owner/Architect/Consultants on field conflicts or problems. Pursue resolution in a timely and professional manner.
  • Assist the Business Development and Marketing Departments, as necessary, to pursue new work opportunities. Qualifications
    • General Superintendents have the skills and expertise needed to lead field operations on individual projects of $100M or greater or multiple projects
    • Should be open to travel and/or relocation
    • 10+ years Water/Wastewater experience strongly preferred

      McCarthy Building Companies is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

Keywords: McCarthy Building, Kansas City , General Superintendent - Water & Wastewater, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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