Superintendent Level 1: Entry Level

A Superintendent at this level should be able to complete the following tasks in addition to the tasks of the foremen level 1,2,3:

  • Oversees multiple crews
  • Runs projects under $ 2,000,000. ( Projects in this range can vary significantly, very complicated jobs involving structures or deep complicated utilities should be run by superintendents with higher qualifications).
  • Oversees multiple subs
  • Works closely with inspectors
  • Sets agenda then arranges and attends meetings with inspectors and owners representatives
  • Can do full quantity take-off from blue prints including earth cuts and fills
  • Can visualize end product from plans
  • Understands complete layout including shooting angles
  • Is willing and able to make sensible decisions in the field without office backup
  • Begins to recognize opportunities to increase profits and is able to capitalize on them
  • Can motivate crews to meet schedules and maximize profits
  • Can run a night time operation under traffic
  • Is responsible for safety on the entire project
  • Understands and uses Job Cost software.
  • From cost tracking software can review monthly quantities with inspector
  • From cost tracking software is able to adjust manpower/equipment combinations and adjust activity procedures to maximize manhour/cost productivities.

Superintendent Level 2: Intermediate Level

A superitendent at this level should be able to complete the following tasks in addition to the tasks of a superintendent level 1:

  • Oversees multiple crews and multiple foremen
  • Runs projects in the $ 2,000,000 – $ 8,000,000 range
  • Has full control of subcontractors and understands the intricacies of the sub-contractor’s work
  • Has full command of the inspector-superintendent relationship
  • Can handle independently work and personal issues of employees under his/her direction
  • Is willing and able to train foremen
  • Can do a full quantity take off including structure work and electrical work
  • Not only can he visualize the entire project but can modify designer’s plans to achieve greater efficiency and profitability.
  • Has basic understanding of estimating. Can estimate a price for a change order
  • Has basic understanding of project management techniques and the software needed to effectively apply those techniques

Superintendent level 3: Advanced level

A superintendent at this level should be able to complete the following tasks in addition to the tasks of level 1 and 2

  • Can oversee multiple crews/foremen and project engineer
  • Runs projects in the $ 9,000,000 to $ 20,000,000 range
  • Has full control of entire project including complicated negotiations with owner
  • Has good understanding of estimating systems and can estimate multiple activities
  • Has full understanding of project management techniques and can project manage multiple projects in the $1,000,000 to $8,000,000 range.
  • Is willing and able to train other superintendents
  • Can conceptualize and oversee a value engineering proposal.

Each Position in our Path to Success is clearly defined in the following Links