At Commodore, we look for assistant superintendents who are wired to take charge, with technical minds and strong interpersonal skills. Their natural propensity to lead and their drive for perfection fuel their growth and ability to deliver complex projects on time, on budget, safely, and with 100% Promoter Clients and Partners.
The assistant superintendent reports directly to the project superintendent on assigned projects. They assist the project superintendent in managing all construction activities on the project site.
The majority of the assistant superintendent’s time is spent in the field, supported by a project management team based in the office. Assistant superintendents assist in developing, understanding, and maintaining the project schedule. They work closely with the project manager during project set-up. They maintain a firm grasp on the project strategy, and they understand the concept of cost control, versus getting things done at any cost.
A 4-year college degree is required. Previous construction-related internships and 2 years of field experience are preferred.
Assistant superintendents are immersed in the details and day-to-day flow of the project. Strong computer skills are essential to manage the schedules, logs, change orders, purchase orders, and constant communications with the team. The creativity to innovate is a valued quality. Our best assistant superintendents have a take-charge personality and a sense of urgency. They’re organized. They prioritize and they are wired to problem-solve under fire.
Assistant superintendents learn to advise the team on subcontractor selection. They respect and manage subcontractors for maximum performance. They coordinate and manage subcontractor activities. They learn to provide coaching, motivation, and supervision of all staff on-site.
Assistant superintendents are often on the frontline for our clients. They speak our clients’ language. They simplify and clarify issues before they become problems. Successful assistant superintendents run towards risk and manage conflict. They hold total accountability on-site for their responsibilities and project a spirit of collaboration and control.
Assistant superintendents inspire the confidence of their team members. They are responsible for developing strong relationships with permitting authorities and city officials. They keep architects informed. They understand team dynamics. They close out jobs swiftly and to the clients’ satisfaction. They collaborate with the entire team and make the construction process easy for everyone involved.
As they progress in experience, successful assistant superintendents are able to pursue a variety of clear paths to leadership positions within Commodore and are encouraged to explore development opportunities throughout their career.