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Residential Construction Superintendent

Position Title
Residential Construction Superintendent
Hubbell Homes
Reports To
Vice President, Hubbell Homes
West Des Moines, IA

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manages the construction processes for single-family and multi-family homes in Hubbell Communities.  Works to maintain the motto, “Clean Site, Done Right, On Time.”


  2. Supervises the day-to-day construction labor on assigned job sites via company subcontractors.  Under general direction, recruits trade base to complete labor on projects.


  3. Works with office staff to complete pre-construction review of home plans, estimate details, specifications and schedule for each home.


  4. Works with the director of warranty and customer service to ensure timely completion of warranty/service items and that all items are reported and tracked in warranty database.  Responsible for the timely completion of pre-closing walk-through items and assigned after-closing work/service orders.


  5. Works with home design systems, cost estimating systems, customer care, real estate sales managers, office staff, building inspectors, trade contractors, and homeowners on a daily basis.  Attends and participates in production team meetings, real estate marketing meetings, and buyer meetings.


  6. Processes purchase agreement changes in a timely and efficient manner to ensure that non budgeted items and labor are invoiced correctly to each home under construction.


  7. Utilizes the formal schedule system through BMT scheduling module and maintains all job schedules to their “current” status using proper activity sequencing.  Schedules subcontractors and material suppliers to maintain closing schedules.


  8. Communicates with employees, customers, subcontractors and real estate marketing personnel through all forms of communication (written, verbal and in person).


  9. Responsible for training assistant superintendents through a formal training process.


  10. Maintains EPA and OSHA programs.


  11. At a minimum walks all homes under construction at least once daily.


  12. Walks completed inventory homes weekly to ensure cleanliness and to note maintenance to be performed.


  13. Required to approve trade partner work only when it has been completed.


  14. Required to request and process VPO’s to the authorized manager and to initiate said extra work only when proper authorization has taken place.


  15. Required to maintain a clean company vehicle that will be subject to weekly inspections by manager.  Said vehicle is a company benefit and is to be maintained to ensure a positive public image.  Individuals who do not properly maintain their vehicles will be subject to disciplinary action.


  16. Prepares for and attends weekly meetings.


  17. When necessary, evening and weekend extended hours are a requirement in order to achieve company daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual goals.

Special Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, construction engineering or related field required; equivalent experience considered.
  • Minimum four years’ experience in a supervisory capacity in residential home building or related business
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Thorough knowledge of technical aspects of building construction methods
  • Ability to troubleshoot construction project issues and to bring to efficient, timely resolution
  • Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with buyers, contractors, inspectors, vendors and co-workers verbally and in writing
  • Ability to train subcontractors on construction techniques and field problem resolution
  • Ability to set priorities yet remain flexible and take on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work effectively in an office environment with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs to complete budgets and construction scheduling
  • Must be in a constant state of alertness to perform essential functions