Asst. Superintendent

Asst. Superintendent

Program Management - JFK, NY

At H. J. Russell & Company, we know that exception outcomes start with the right people. We believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. We also believe that exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience and expertise as well as their energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life. If you believe that this is the job for you, then why not come and work for a company that’s here to help you move in the direction you want to go, and one that has been named by our team members as a “Top Workplace”, a recognition we are proud to have.  Russell is based in Atlanta, GA.  


Russell is currently seeking an Assistant Superintendent in our New York City office to be responsible for onsite daily management, coordination, and successful completion of large renovation construction projects. This person must have the experience and knowledge to manage construction timelines, coordinate subcontractors, schedule vendor material deliveries, maintain a safe working environment, read and understand construction documents, communicate effectively with a diverse group of project members, adhere to quality control, and complete projects to the expectations of the local municipality and owner requirements. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

All duties and activities are delegated to the Assistant Superintendent by the Project Superintendent. Customarily delegated duties and responsibilities include:

Maintain a safe work environment, and demonstrate that safety is a top priority for employees, subcontractors, and residents.

Perform administrative requirements, such as completing necessary forms, reports, etc., and submit as required and on a timely basis.

Manage and develop subcontractor relationships concerning coordination, contract scope, scheduling, and quality control.

Review and maintain files, including copies of all subcontracts, work scopes, purchase orders, plans, specifications, safety logs, inspection logs, and other project-specific documents.

Assist Superintendent with maintaining project schedule weekly.

Participate in weekly site meetings to coordinate working requirements among all subcontractors, vendors, inspectors, and other onsite personnel.

Perform QC inspections on all trades.

Schedule and track all required material delivery and pick-up to and from sites.

Verify all materials used on the project site conform to the project specifications.

Direct and review subcontractor and staff activity on-site, schedule tasks, perform punch list on completed work and resolve issues with all project members.

Perform any required inspections by local building authorities, owners, and lenders. 


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 essential functions. 


Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of four years related experience training and/or experience.

Knowledge of building construction, means, and methods, scheduling and cost control procedures, general contract, general conditions, subcontract documents, drawings, and specifications, including Microsoft Office Suite, and proficiency in EH&S applications. Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings specifications, scopes of work, and project schedules. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.

Airport experience preferred. 


The 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 essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment and the noise level is usually moderate.

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