Skanska USA


Job Locations US-NJ-Harrison
ID 2023-5481
Job Family
Position Type
Full Time

Position Overview

The Superintendent is responsible for field operations in assigned areas or aspects of the project. He/she ensures the work is performed in a safe, timely, profitable, and ethical manner, in accordance with contract documents, design, budget, and schedule. He/she directly supervises field labor forces and Assistant Superintendents.


Has advanced knowledge and ability to coach/guide others in:


• Safety: Ensures the safe execution of all work activities and ensures adherence to our safety regulations to protect all individuals. Verifies and coordinates work activities to comply with Skanska EHS program and corrects unsafe activities, actions and conditions.

• Subcontractor Oversight: Monitors, inspects and ensures subcontractors are performing the work safely, are adhering to schedule, and are producing quality work in line with subcontractor agreements and our client contract obligations.

• Schedule Development: Develops, communicates and follows schedules and timelines. Tracks information important to maintaining schedule adherence.


Has demonstrated proficiency in:


• Contract Management: Reviews, executes and manages the client's prime contract as well as subcontracts and vendor agreements. This includes facilitating, administering and participating in contract discussions, reviews and negotiations with all relevant contracting parties.

• Risk and Opportunity Management: Identifies potential risks related to operations, contracts, or project execution. Develops mitigation plans and strategies to control the impact of negative situations or to maximize opportunities throughout the life cycle of a project.

• Building and Construction Knowledge - Planning: Applies building and construction knowledge, utilizing experience and current developments in the industry to prepare detailed construction sequence plans including all necessary material, equipment and labor.

• Building Tools and Technology: Identifies and uses the correct technology, equipment and tools necessary to complete the job.

• Change Order Management : Follows financial implications of contracts and agreements to protect the company’s interests and rights. Identifies compensable changes and follows the contract provisions to timely resolution.

• Logistics: Develops, approves, and communicates construction logistics plans, verifying they are in place and clearly understood. Ensures that projects are proceeding according to these plans.

• Plans and Specifications: Reads and interprets construction plans and the technical specifications to aid in constructability review. Ensures submittals are approved prior to proceeding with work.

• Project Cost Management: Monitors, tracks, and forecasts self-perform and subcontractor project costs and quantities, including labor, equipment, and materials to ensure projects are successful and profitable.

• Design Management: Manages design development process and interfaces between design and construction to ensure and issue determinations on the constructability of deliverables

• Labor Relations: Application of labor standards and rules to the Work on projects to improve job site harmony and labor productivity.

• Quality Management: Establishes processes to meet quality standards. Monitors work practices to identify concerns or issues that do not meet these quality standards. Follows contract provisions for necessary corrective action.|

• Schedule Management - Civil: Manages and prioritizes project-wide activities. Mediates and reconciles conflicting or competing project activities. Leverages the schedule as a tool in external party negotiations.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities


Organizational Impact:
• Plans and establishes goals and objectives for a team, with direct impact on the immediate- or short-term operational results of the department.
• May manage day-to-day elements of the budget (eg, overtime for staff).

Innovation and Complexity:
• Responsible for making improvements of processes, systems or products to enhance performance of the job area.
• Solves difficult problems by drawing from prior experience, analysis, and consideration of broader issues, job areas or specialties.

Communication and Influence:
• Communicates with parties within and outside of own job function, which may include external customers or vendors depending upon the job function.
• Explains policies, practices, and procedures of the job area to others within the organization, working to gain cooperation of other parties on practices, policies, and procedures.

Leadership and Talent Management:
• Supervises a team consisting of professionals, typically at the entry or experienced level.
• Leads, directs, and reviews the work of team members in order to accomplish operational plans and results.
• Provides primary input to hiring, firing, promotion, performance, and rewards decisions for direct reports.


Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree – Civil Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent experience and minimum 5 years prior relevant experience.
• Understands basic management approaches such as work scheduling, prioritizing, coaching and process execution.
• Typically requires advanced knowledge of job area typically obtained through advanced education combined with experience.

Apply Today for Immediate Consideration!

Skanska is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or citizenship status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristics under federal, state, or local law.


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Skanska uses knowledge & foresight to shape the way people live, work, and connect. More than 135 years in the making, we’re one of the world’s largest development and construction companies. We operate in select markets throughout the Nordics, Europe and the United States. Skanska in the U.S. is headquartered in New York City with 30 offices around the country. In 2021, construction in the U.S. generated $6.4 billion in revenue, and as a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $3 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. Together with our customers and the collective expertise of our 7,300+ teammates in the U.S. and 30,000+ globally, we create innovative and sustainable solutions that support healthy living beyond our lifetime.


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Primary Location


Skanska Business Unit

Skanska USA Civil

Employee Status

Full Time


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