Lead Superintendent


The Lead Superintendent is responsible for managing field operations for a variety of project types in and around Chicago.  The role includes direct oversight of field operations for projects ranging in size from $1M to $60M.  The Lead Superintendent directly controls all trade contractors on site for schedule, quality and safety. 


  • Reports to General Superintendent
  • Supervises assistant superintendents and project engineers, dependent on project size
  • Works in tandem with project managers
  • Preconstruction – Participates in schedule development, logistic plans, drawing reviews, trade scope reviews, and project planning process
  • Preconstruction – Implements site safety and quality control programs and participates in trade kick-off meetings
  • Leads weekly site meetings with trades to include 3 week look ahead, open issues, safety training and review, provides meetings minutes for all meetings
  • Participates in owner and design team meetings as required
  • Develops and maintains project overall schedule, 3 week look ahead and critical path
  • Implements & Maintains project safety plan
  • Implements & Maintains project quality control plan
  • Works with government inspectors on the standard requirements of the site in terms of licenses, safety, and permit inspections.
  • Review and approve monthly PO’s for payments to subcontractors, maintains site budget
  • Ensures that the budget is followed in terms of purchases and wages


  • Ability to lead, supervise, schedule and multitask
  • Knowledgeable in building and construction
  • Excellent communication and coordination skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Project
  • Self-motivated team player
  • Procore or similar construction management software experience preferred