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Will Aitken

Will Aitken

Recruitment Consultant

Superintendent - Top 40 ICI General Contractor

  • Listed: 07 May 2024
  • General Contracting
  • Ontario - Toronto

Our client is a top 40 general contractor who is recognized for high quality workmanship, innovative solutions and a fine-tuned ability to fast-track projects. We specialize in institutional, commercial, industrial and multi-unit residential construction

Reporting to the General Superintendent, the Site Superintendent is responsible for the leading all daily field activities on the construction site. Under this role, the Site Superintendent will demonstrate leadership skills on the job site to ensure the project is delivered on time and within budget. 

  • Plan, schedule, organize, direct, and control construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications, and budget.
  • Supervision and direction of day-to-day field activities and managing the construction site.
  • Be responsible for on site safety programs, WCB poster, M.O.L. office phone number, and location of nearest hospital.
  • Ensure site office is equipped with proper first aid and eye wash station.
  • Set-up site and maintain it to promote clean, tidy, and a professional image of the company.
  • Mobilize the site, hoarding/ fencing, set-up trailers, washrooms, safety facilities, telephone, hydro, water, and stake out underground services.
  • Maintain site security at all times.
  • Arrange for the Land Surveyor to lay out the building and site.
  • Ensure construction satisfies all permit requirements.
  • Advise the project team of any site conditions not previously identified.
  • Arrange Municipal Inspectors and consultants for required inspections.
  • Help prepare and maintain the project schedule.
  • Create and update 2 and 6 week lookaheads independently without requiring the assistance of the Project Manager.
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of the project schedule.
  • Create and log purchase orders for site material and equipment independently without requiring the assistance of the Project Manager
  • Review and coordinate delivery dates of critical materials.
  • After the awarding of each subtrade, participate in scope clarification (buy-out) meetings to ensure clear scope delineation during the construction phase. Contact the site representative to plan and schedule the work.
  • Review and be knowledgeable with all contract documents.
  • Organize pre-construction meetings with each trade to ensure they have all contract documents and are familiar with all the requirements.
  • Direct foreman and tradesman in daily site activities.
  • Ensure all trades complete their scope of work to an acceptable standard.
  • Manage the Union issues on site and resolve disputers with subtrades.
  • Conduct safety and coordination meetings and prepare and distribute the meeting minutes.
  • Maintain a log of weekly site inspections and tailgate meetings for safety auditing purposes.
  • Manage and maintain project costs within budget.
  • Prepare and submit job reports.
  • Prepare and file written records of all verbal communication and site occurrences.
  • Prepare accident reports and submit them to head office immediately upon occurrence.
  • Issue a periodic Performance Review to head office regarding the subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Be knowledgeable of all equipment and materials.
  • Establish quantities, order materials, and reconcile with estimates.
  • Completion of reports for concrete ordering and pouring.
  • Manage and implement Change Orders.
  • Initial review and provide feedback on shop drawings.
  • Provide feedback on site issues to improve efficiency on future projects.
  • Arrange for inspections and testing of various building elements.
  • Manage site filing.
  • Issuing fieldwork orders for work carried out for subtrades.
  • Manage the clean up of the site and ensure that costs are allocated to the responsible parties, staying within our budget.
  • Responsible for site and community public relations.
  • Responsible for all temporary protection during the construction process, satisfying occupancy requirements, correction of all deficiencies, and updating all as built-drawing on site on a regular basis.
  • Cooperate with other sites to share resources to benefit the company’s interest.
Skills And Attributes   
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to analyze and develop solutions to complex issues and effectively communicate those solutions to field teams
  • Analytical and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and high attention to detail.
  • Effective team leader.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize various tasks.
  • The proven ability to effectively manage and inspire staff.
Qualification Requirements   
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in the ICI construction industry.
  • Experience in modular construction, prefabrication construction, and green construction is an asset.
  • Experience in self perform concrete work is an asset.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully managing projects out of town.
  • Ability to commit to going to a location away from their home base and possess the integrity to follow through on that commitment by successfully completing the project on the agreed-upon rotation and compensation structure.
  • In-depth understanding, knowledge, and implementation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act as it relates to each project you are responsible for.
  • Strong understanding and demonstrated adherence to safety standards
  • Trade background in carpentry and/or Gold Seal Certification considered an asset.
  • Gold Seal Certified an asset
  • NCSO certification is an asset
  • Computer literate, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Project and Excel. You will be expected to produce 2 and 6 week lookaheads using Excel
  • Exposure to construction work site environment in all seasons
  • Able to travel to job sites

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