The primary purpose of the Superintendent is to oversee, manage and direct all aspects of a project from beginning to end. The Superintendent reports to the Director of Operations.

Classification: Exempt


  • Conduct themselves in alignment with the Downing Core Values
  • Communicate, foster and maintain good working relations with project teams, architects, owners, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Coordinate and manage all on site operations of assigned construction projects
  • Ensure subcontractors fully execute and comply with their contracted scope of work
  • Perform safety planning for job site
  • Manage subcontractor compliance with Downing’s Subcontractor Safety Manual
  • Implement quality control, including full compliance with plans, specifications and contract agreements
  • Create, manage and take full responsibility for project schedules, including material procurement as directed
  • Initiate and secure pricing for change order requests
  • Review project shop drawing and submittals as directed
  • Process RFI’s when necessary
  • Work with Project Manager to understand and maintain project budgets
  • Complete all documentation, including daily reports and safety audits
  • Facilitate all job site inspections
  • Facilitate all subcontractor meetings as assigned by the project manager
  • Manage punch list to bring job to close in efficient and timely manner
  • Contribute to job site trailer coordination and set up
  • Maintain a clean and well-organized job site at all times
  • Comply with all work-related deadlines


  • Two to five years of experience in commercial construction
  • Ability to problem solve with solid judgement and independent thinking
  • Proficient with computers, tablets, and smart phones, including typing skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Team focused with initiative to work individually
  • Disciplined work ethic
  • Service attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and phone etiquette
  • Ability to work for multiple managers
  • Willingness to perform Superintendent responsibilities at multiple job sites simultaneously when required
  • Willingness to work necessary hours to ensure all project needs are being met
  • Ability to consistently meet project deadlines

Leadership Skills

  • Lead, manage, accountability
  • Takes ownership
  • Fosters teamwork
  • Serves as an example to others


Is a good promoter of all things Downing, both internally and externally


Be the ambassador of Downing’s safety motto: One Person. One Team. One Family.