Program Management, JFK, New York

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 “Top Workplace”, a recognition we are proud to have.  Russell is based in Atlanta, GA. 


Russell is currently seeking a Superintendent in our New York City office to Leads, directs, and coordinates the work of subcontractors and/or Turner trade labor. The Superintendent is responsible for ensuring safety, schedule delivery, quality of work performed, and adherence to the budget of the project. The Superintendent has supervisory responsibility for Assistant Superintendents, Field Engineers, Interns, and trade labor in his/her area of responsibility. Airport experience preferred.

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

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

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

Manage the overall site safety program as required and ensure subcontractor compliance with Turner standards and all applicable safety codes and regulations.

Supervise and develop Assistant Superintendents, Field Engineers, and/or Interns, as assigned, including providing input on or completing performance appraisals.

Create schedules and determine the sequencing of work. Develop and implement recovery strategies to maintain the project schedule.

Communicate with owners and architects/engineers in connections with field issues. Investigate and resolve such issues.

Manage the billing process as it relates to Work In Place (WIP) and oversee the monthly estimate of work completed, payrolls, material invoices, and subcontractor payment applications.

Manage 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 encourage 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 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 the 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 the essential functions.

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