Senior General Superintendent I

at Gilbane Building Company
Location Arlington, Virginia
Date Posted September 19, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent



The Senior General Superintendent I is responsible for the overall field work on one of the company's most sizable projects, leading a large team of superintendents and ensuring that company policies and procedures are met in regard to safety, scheduling, budget, quality and customer satisfaction.


Direct and coordinate Gilbane's trade contractors and their sub-contractors, when required, to ensure they turn out high-quality work that meets the approved project schedule
Supervise the construction of a large project or multiple projects
Supervise and develop the project team
Manage the project budget for general conditions and site services
Develop, document and communicate the work plan regarding changes made in the field
Maintain a thorough understanding of contract documents to be able to coordinate trades, plan ahead and anticipate potential problems before they arise
Obtain or verify that the subcontractors obtain all necessary permits for construction purposes
Monitor safety performance and verify safety compliance with all trades; act as primary safety representative in the field and enforce quality control policies
Conduct maintenance and planning of "work-arounds," shutdowns and tie-ins
Lead contractor meetings, oversee daily reports and document using Procore on a regular basis
Communicate schedule status, updates and changes to Project Team and Trade Contractors
Coordinate and manage jobsite logistics
Oversee project quality plan and implement necessary changes.
Resolve jurisdictional disputes
Establish credibility among Owners, trade contractors, unions etc. by maintaining a fair and trustworthy environment



Leverage Business Insights - Understand and act on industry trends, local market and economic conditions and our business model to make decisions and create competitive advantage.
Deploy a Strategic Mindset - Take a broad, global perspective when considering proactive solutions to long-term opportunities and risks that might develop in the future.
Display Emotional Intelligence - Demonstrate the capacity to recognize feelings and patterns of behavior and those of others. Manage emotions effectively in ourselves and our relationships.
Build High Performing Teams - Demonstrate the capacity to recognize our feelings and patterns of behavior and those of others. Manage emotions effectively in ourselves and our relationships.
Drive Team Accountability - Determine priorities and delegate work; monitor and communicate progress. Establish measures to assess the impact, quality and timeliness of results; praise success and learn from mistakes.
Coach and Develop Others - Provide feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities. Plan for and support development of individual skills and abilities.


BS or MS degree in Engineering or Construction Management
15+ years of experience on a $50 million - $100+ million commercial/industrial construction project or multiple projects in a superintendent role
Or equivalent combination of education and experience


Strong technical and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent problem solving skills and ability to adapt to changing needs
Must possess the ability to participate in sales process, interviews and presentations.
Ability to work in a team environment
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Procore
Construction-document and drawing literate, with knowledge of all phases of construction
Experience and proficiency in all divisions of work, methods, materials, scheduling, and cost control
Strong knowledge and appreciation of construction safety processes and ability to enforce the project safety plan
Ability to create an environment where "safety first" is the culture and all trades people work with an incident and injury free attitude
Experience supervising a project team
Knowledge of labor relations
OSHA 30 hour certified

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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