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General Superintendent

Company: Gilbane Building Company
Location: Austin
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The General Superintendent is responsible for the overall field on a large project, leading a team of superintendents to ensure that company policies and procedures are met in regard to safety, scheduling, budget, quality and customer satisfaction.


  • Ensure that the day-to-day coordination of Gilbane's trade contractors and their sub-contractors turn out high-quality work that meets the approved project scheduleManage the project budget for general conditions and site servicesDevelop, document and communicate the work plan regarding changes made in the fieldMaintain a thorough understanding of contract documents to be able to plan ahead and anticipate potential problems before they ariseObtain or verify that the subcontractors obtain all necessary permits for construction purposesVerify safety compliance with all trades; act as primary safety representative in the field and enforce quality control policiesConduct maintenance and planning of "work-arounds," shutdowns and tie-insEstablish credibility among owners, trade contractors, unions etc. by maintaining a fair and trustworthy environmentLead contractor meetings on a regular basisOversee daily reports and documentation using iBuildCreate, manage and update the project schedule, create and implement contingency plans when necessaryCommunicate schedule status, updates and changes to Project Team and Trade ContractorsPlan, coordinate and manage jobsite logisticsOversee project quality plan and implement necessary changesResolve jurisdictional disputes Aid in the development of project team



  • BS or MS degree in Engineering or Construction Management10-15 years experience on a $15-50+ million commercial/industrial construction project or multiple projects in a superintendent roleOr equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Highrise, Hospitality, Corporate and/or K-12 experience highly preferred


  • Strong technical and communication skillsExcellent organizational skillsExcellent problem solving skills and ability to adapt to changing needsAbility to work in a team environmentProficient in Microsoft Office, PrologMust be construction-document and drawing literate, with knowledge of all phases of constructionMust have experience and proficiency in all divisions of work, methods, materials, scheduling, and cost controlMust have strong knowledge and appreciation of construction safety processes and ability to enforce the project safety planMust be able to create an environment where "safety first" is the culture and all trades people work with an incident and injury free attitudeMust have experience supervising a project teamOSHA 30 hour certified

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test. Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Gilbane Building Company, Austin , General Superintendent, Other , Austin, Texas

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