General Superintendent

General Superintendent

Construction - Atlanta, GA Construction - Clarksville, TN - Data Center w/CSA Experience Required


The General Superintendent is a business partner with overall responsibility for success and profitability of the construction operations of the Company.  He or she plans for and directs all field related functions to include logistics, safety, reporting and mentorship.  to include Operations Management, Business Development, Marketing, Pre-Construction, Estimating, Scheduling, Field Operations, and Project Management. Responsible for administering corporate organizational procedures and policies by performing the primary duties outlined below, either personally or through subordinate managers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following and other assigned duties:

Standardized preparation meetings with each trade before each feature of works starts. Deep-dive review of the approved submittals plans and specs before any work commences.

Standardized Site Logistics Plan.

All projects must update this plan on a weekly basis and post it in the site office.

The superintendent must own the schedule and provide weekly updates to the project schedule on a weekly basis. The General Superintendent must have a working knowledge of MS Project and/or P6.

Daily Reports.

Monitor daily reports to ensure they are being completed correctly.

Pictures need to be taken from the same location.

Work with Todd to develop a template and instructions.


Superintendents must sign off on every Subcontract / Major PO SOW before they are issued.

Superintendents must review the Cost Projection Reports on a monthly basis.

Develop the H. J Russell Safety Culture.

Safety glasses 100% of the time.

Incentive plan to recognize good safety.

Disciplinary plan for safety infractions – 3 strikes and you’re out?

Standardized Subcontractor orientation with video.

Project specific orientation sticker on hard hat so it is easily recognizable each worker on the site has gone through the orientation.

Standardized Safety inspection process through Procore.

   Superintendents perform weekly.

   FE performs weekly

   PM performs monthly

   PE performs monthly

   Standardized Line Strike Plan

All subcontractors must pull a daily permit from the Superintendent before any digging commences each day.

Engage with Ron Decker for mentorship around leadership and assistance in a standardized structure around the above systems.

Complete Workstyle Action Summary with Sara Fernald and meet with Sara on a weekly basis for coaching to improve team building effectiveness.

Demonstrate the ability to support team members in their personal and professional development.

Improve communication professionalism with clients and external partners … Robert has a unique strength in effectively negotiating and building relationships with clients and external partners, but it could be even more effective with a little more polished, professional communication. 

Responsible for the bottom-line Gross Profit of the Group. 

Responsible for the overall management of the team, all day-to-day operations of the Group, the management of all associated construction projects, and the delivery of all associated construction services. 

Work with the VP to formulate and responsible for administering short-term goals, long-term goals, objectives, strategies, policies, and operational procedures. 

Review and analyze activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to assess performance of the Group and progress toward achievement of strategic goals and objectives. 

Confers with the VP to review achievements and discuss required adjustments to improve performance and profitability. 

Work with the Marketing Manager to identify new business opportunities and bolster company marketing material through customer satisfaction and diligent execution of projects. 

Monitors all management activities to ensure that contractual obligations are met, client satisfaction is assured, and each project meets projected profit margins. 

Monitors project tracking systems, schedules, and reports. Recognize potential risks and manage that risk appropriately. 

Ensures that the Group is staffed with appropriately trained professionals, and that employees of the Group are afforded the opportunities necessary to develop and enhance their skills and abilities.

Monitors the pre-construction analysis, assessment, and pricing of new business opportunities to ensure that competent and credible proposals are submitted to owners / clients. 

Ensures that published Standard Operating Procedures of the Group are followed and maintained. 

Accountable for the overall performance and growth of the Group. Responsible for progress reporting and finance forecasting as directed by the VP of Construction or CEO. 

Performs work in a safe manner and actively promotes a culture of planning for safety. Lead by example and always comply with all safety rules and regulations, including wearing of all personal protective devices.

Critical Competencies for Success

Understands Owner’s expectations from a construction management perspective.

Bring relationships and demonstrates positive reputation with owners, clients, partners, and community stakeholders.

Demonstrated technical skills in understanding the construction process from initial opportunity to closeout and warranty.

Experience in effectively managing and leading people and teams.

Strong mentoring or coaching experience to build highly skilled staff that takes on more leadership.

A competent builder who understands project budgeting, sequencing, and logistics.

Demonstrates a high level of competence in analyzing financial performance and uses metrics to measure success.

Superior management skills and able to hold the team accountable to perform at a high level; willing to address issues head on and deal with conflict.

Implement technology and constantly evolve to drive efficiency and measure performance.

Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with strong client relationships and the ability to work with community stakeholders.

Experience in the early development of a project opportunity with the ability to manage the opportunity through preconstruction to formulate a competitive budget and negotiate a fair contract.

Ability to develop strong subcontractor and vendor relationships.

Demonstrated ability to manage large-scale projects (Joint Venture experience a plus) and ability to drive annual revenues to $100M.

Must be of unquestioned integrity, moral character, ethics, and values; one whom an organization and family can trust without reservation.

A leader who is innovated, broad-minded, and an out of the box thinker; capable of grasping the complexities and nuances of managing in different business, legal, political, and cultural environments;  have an in-depth understanding of customers, market, and competition; strategically focused to conceptualize new paradigms for the company’s future and can communicate this vision with passion while influencing others to do the same. 

Personal Characteristics:

Forward thinking and not afraid of change.

Financial competence in understanding key measurement tools.

Entrepreneurial mindset with a drive to tie compensation to performance.

Ambitious in wanting to grow a business and make a difference.

Comfortable with and encourages Client culture.

Lead effectively with accountability and transparency.

Action-oriented with a strong sense of urgency to overcome obstacles in a timely fashion balanced with a team building, buy-in approach.

Internal Interfaces with:

Chief Executive Officer

Vice President of Construction

Vice President of Program Management

Executive VP/General Counsel


Human Resources

Information Technologies

Marketing Manager 

External Interfaces with:

Clients (Current & Potential)

Owner and Architects

Construction Management Partners and Competitors

Industry Associations 


Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Group. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with RUSSELL’s policies and applicable laws: including planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising personnel performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


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 in Engineering, Architecture, Building Construction.

Fifteen years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Prior experience with Joint Venture delivery method is a plus.

Experience working in the North Texas Market


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Production experience with Microsoft Suite, Primavera P6, CMiC and Procore. OSHA 30 certified.


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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions and is frequently exposed to extreme cold. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work

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