Construction Superintendent

Tamarack Homes - Ottawa, ON (10 months ago)

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Reports to: Director of Operations and Project Manager
Company: Doran Contractors Limited
Location: Various project sites, Ottawa, Ontario
Date Prepared: March 11, 2019

About Doran Contractors

Founded over 100 years ago, Doran is an industrial, commercial and institutional construction general contractor that can tackle any job from multi-tenant condominiums, senior’s residences, retail plazas, transit stations and tunnels, office buildings, bridges and pump stations. From tender closing to substantial completion, Doran takes pride in staying on time and budget, with aspirations of exceeding the owner’s expectations at every opportunity. A proud part of the Taggart Group of Companies, we value integrity, quality and community.

We are now inviting experienced Construction Superintendents to apply to join our team!

Work Description

The Construction Superintendent is responsible for the overall supervision of construction projects, crews and sub-contractors. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor, general contractors, tenants, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Doran Contractors vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Superintendent in coordination with the Director of Operations and the Project Manager is responsible for identifying issues, designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the projects and initiatives of the company.

Major Responsibilities:
Construction Superintendent

Oversee and manage the construction site from the set-up phase, including setting up structures and processes for the site office, access, site fencing., through to hand-over at the completion of the project.
Assist the Project Manager in developing and maintaining construction production schedule and site management plan.
Review and understand project drawings and specifications, and address any discrepancies by reporting them to the Project Manager.
Provide schedule updates to the Project Manager on a regular basis;
Schedule meetings with and manage subcontractors.
Establish and maintain quality control measures on site.
Participate in setting up the site safety plan with the Corporate Safety officer (CSO);
Provide guidance to employees and contractors on how to work in a more safe and efficient manner.
Participate in all Safety reporting functions. Ensure the timely delivery of safety reports to Corporate Safety Officer in order to maintain all legislative requirements.
Plan and prepare three-week construction schedule look a heads, including milestones, and monitor progress against established schedules.
Ensure accurate and timely project close date; adjust working schedules to ensure deadlines are met.
Identify and resolve conflicts within project teams and associated work; create contingency plans to mitigate risk.
Ensure inspections are completed periodically throughout the construction phases to ensure buildings meet specifications of clients.
Coordinates all activity between trades and suppliers.
Verify all onsite safety training for all new hires, including employees, trades and contractors. Ensuring all documentation is prepared and submitted as required in conjunction with Project Coordinators and CSO.
Conduct daily toolbox talks and ensure all sub-contracts submit daily hazard assessments.
Oversee performance of all trade contractors to ensure architectural and engineering drawings are being delivered with accuracy and to regulatory standards.
Recommending employee actions such as hiring, training, promotions, disciplinary and corrective measures to the Director of Operations and/or Project Manager.
Enforce all Doran Contractor policies and procedures.
All other duties as required.

Statement of Qualifications:Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Post-secondary Certificate in Civil Engineering Technologist, Engineering Degree or other formal Technical training that is relevant to the field.
A minimum of five years of work experience as a Construction Superintendent in the ICI sector, with demonstrated increased responsibility/supervisory work.
Prior experience with construction projects in ICI, such as condominiums, multi-story retirement homes, multi-unit apartment buildings, retail developments, large commercial turn-key buildings, commercial fit-ups or other similar projects is required.
Ability to professionally interact with design professionals, consultants and clients throughout the project.
Ability to read blueprints, schematics, field drawings and plans.
Strong communication, integration, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Ability to cope with high intensity and stressful environments.
Strong attention to detail.
Demonstrated success in project delivery and execution of project management methods.
Understanding fundamentals of contracts and experience in managing contractors under the terms of a contract.
A valid driver’s license is required as this requires travel to and from sites to the office.

Physical/Sensory Effort/ Work Environment

Loud and busy work environment
Providing service to several people or departments, working under many simultaneous deadlines
Standing and/or sitting for long periods of time.
Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
Overtime as required.


All candidates are asked to submit a resume and project list via the following link: Any questions regarding the position can be directed to

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This position is also referred to as: site superintendent, site supervisor, site manager.

The Taggart Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, or financial ability.

In accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarian's with a Disabilities Act, we're committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation or special assistance, please sen an email to with your request. Your information will be treated as confidential.