Asst. MEP Superintendent

Asst. MEP Superintendent

Construction - Boston, MA


The Assistant MEP Superintendent helps direct and coordinates the work of subcontractors in the assigned areas. The role is responsible for all field activities for the Mechanical and Electrical systems on schedule, in a safe manner, within budget, and to the quality level specified by the contract documents.


Act as the liaison with engineers, design consultants, subcontractors, suppliers, inspectors, other Russell, Joint venture staff, and owner’s representatives in resolving mechanical and electrical issues related to the project.

Develop comprehensive schedules for all areas and systems that address all phases of the project inclusive of engineering, coordination, installation, start-up, testing, and commissioning, and turnover.

Function as an MEP team leader by providing mentorship and guidance for subordinates.

Identify to the MEP Coordination team any logistical or field issues that should be addressed during their coordination efforts to establish pre-planned solutions.

Create and utilize appropriate tools for regularly monitoring the progress of the work benchmarked against the project schedule.

Overseeing and making decisions related to the performance of work related to scheduling, delivery, logistics, quality control and trade employee staffing levels.

Help Develop solutions for conflicts between the mechanical and electrical systems and other trades.

Co-lead and manage with the MEP Engineer the overall turnover process including start-up, testing, commissioning, closeout, and turnover.

Overseeing work among assigned trades to promote a coordinated project operation. Resolving local area problems regarding procedures, precedence, design clarifications, adequate labor and equipment, schedule, and all other appropriate matters.

Managing the site safety program as required and ensuring subcontractor compliance with  Russell standards and all applicable safety codes and regulations.

Creating schedules and determining sequencing of work. Developing and implementing recovery strategies to maintain project schedule.

Communicating with owners and architects/engineers in connection with field issues. Investigating and resolving such issues.

Managing the billing process as it relates to work-in-place and overseeing the monthly estimate of work completed, payrolls, material invoices and subcontractor payment applications.

Having complete knowledge of all contracts, subcontract documents, drawings, and specifications, show drawings, schedules, labor agreements and local codes.

Managing the work to ensure that it is installed in compliance with and conforms to the approved contract documents.

Performs work in a safe manner and actively encourages others to comply with safety rules and regulations, including wearing of personal protective devices.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Bachelor’s degree in construction related field is a plus.

Proven written communication abilities; proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite. Ability to read,  knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing, as it relates to core and shell construction projects. experience supporting construction projects focused on mechanical work. Well-developed communications, interpersonal, organizational and teamwork skills are required. understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.


he physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, sit, talk, and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud. May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.

H. J. Russell & Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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