Senior Construction Superintendent

JV Driver - Vancouver, BC (12 months ago)

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Job Description

Metro-Can Construction

Construction Superintendent

The Metro-Can difference

As a well-established construction firm, you might think that the most important asset we have is our equipment, or our safety record, or the good standing we have in our industry. And while these three points are important, we understand that there is one thing greater and more important; our people!

About Us

Metro-Can Projects provides construction management services in Western Canada and Southern Ontario for the Commercial ICI and Industrial Buildings. Recent focus has been on the seniors living, long-term care and hotel renewal sectors. Our Western Canada office is located in Vancouver, BC and our Ontario office is located in Markham, ON.

The collective construction strength of Metro-Can Projects allied with Metro-Can Construction, IDL Projects and the JV Driver Group of Companies is tremendous. We can draw on our wealth of knowledge and provide the level of construction service that our clients deserve.

Job Overview
The General Superintendent both reports to and takes direction from the Construction Manager. The primary responsibility of the General Superintendent is to oversee total field construction and insure the project is constructed in accordance with planning, schedule, design and works with project management to ensure budgets are aligned with forecast to completion.

Performance Objectives

Mentors and coaches staff, interprets performance and provides feedback
Develops and leads their team from a construction and project perspective, through Human Resources practices and objectives that support an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, and safety
Follows processes and metrics that support the achievement of the organization's Project Controls goals
Coordinates with other trades, Safety, Engineering/Planning, HR, LR, Payroll, Project Controls, Contracts and Sub-Contracts, Equipment and the warehouse, both on and off site
Serves as a knowledgeable resource to the construction/project management team and provides overall company leadership and direction.

Technical Objectives

Manages all superintendents, materials and equipment as per the projected execution plan including the coordination of field construction staff
Assists Superintendents in planning work schedules, determining manpower levels, material quantities, and equipment requirement
Acts as a liaison with other departments to ensure the project schedule is met
Monitors contractors, trades performance, progress, and productivity
Coordinates plans with field engineers to overcome any inconsistencies
Responds to detailed direction of construction specifications, budgets and schedules
Assists in creates and reviews the building of IWP’s (installation Work Packs)
Understands and can interpret the P6 schedule; as well as ensures the Superintendents are supporting the schedulers with daily updates.

Technical Skills

Proficient in Excel, Word, Power Point and Visio
Advanced knowledge in P6 or equivalent
Advanced knowledge of construction
Base understanding of Project Controls
Intermediate understanding of Work Face Planning
Advanced understanding of quality control process including turnover
Base understanding of receiving, warehouse functions and material management
Base understanding of procurement procedures
Coordinate offsite activities
Able to coordinate and supervise sub-contractors
Meetings – Be able to organize a meeting, create an agenda, record action items and set completion dates for action items for specific individuals or groups
Capable of building a detailed org chart
Advanced understanding of project infrastructure and cost
Base understanding of contract documentation and how it pertains to the work scope.


Technical Trades certification with 12-15 years’ experience or equivalent
Superintendent Experience for a minimum 2–3 years.


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