• General Superintendent

    Job Locations US-MN-Minneapolis
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/11/2019 2:25 PM)
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  • Overview

    Company Overview:

    Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.

    Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

    It all starts with extraordinary people and collaborative teams. Mortenson has been voted a "best place to work" over 40 times since 2002…

    …What are you waiting for?


    Mortenson is currently seeking an experienced General Superintendent with the ability to interact with a variety of staff at all levels in an ever-changing environment, remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive and efficient with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality.  Aptitude to anticipate problems, critical issues and opportunities as they arise; along with the capability to creatively problem solve and bring together viable solutions.  The General Superintendent will be responsible for providing coordination of multiple project site work activities and supervision of on-site work teams for multiple construction projects or large, complex construction project.


    Organization, flexibility, outstanding customer focus and strong communication are critical in performing duties which include, but are not limited to:

    • Support Superintendent with overall management of construction activities and task assignments
    • Interface with other departments to ensure all required materials, equipment and inspections support the multiple project schedules
    • Work with Project Executive’s, Project Manager’s to budget, forecast, and manage craft labor, equipment, materials, small tools, consumables, and general working environment
    • Review construction documents for completeness and constructability
    • Create, review and update project schedule and three week look ahead scheduling
    • Coordinate plans and specifications with engineers, identifying and clarifying any discrepancies
    • Develop and implement site utilization plan and establish crew sizes for all projects
    • Select formwork systems and equipment
    • Conduct effective pre-construction planning sessions and project site meetings for all projects


    • Assist Superintendents with oversight and supervision of work crews
    • Coach, mentor and train field personnel, foremen, assistant superintendents and superintendents
    • Establish and nurture teamwork environment
    • Ensure crews have resources and support
    • Provide work direction and performance evaluations
    • Identify hiring needs and participate in hiring, performance management, and dismissal decisions
    • Develop leadership potential through appropriate task assignments and career growth opportunities
    • Implement Mortenson’s Zero Injury Safety Program at project site
    • Manage open shop and union issues



    Education and Required Skills:


    • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Civil, or Architectural Engineering or Construction Management, or 10 years trade experience
    • Minimum 20 years of construction experience
    • Minimum 15 years’ experience in a supervisory role
    • Current driver’s license
    • Proven ability to fulfill all responsibilities for multiple, complex projects
    • Detail orientation enough to organize and manage multiple project tasks
    • Possess basic understanding of construction law and generally accepted business practices
    • Microsoft Office skills at an intermediate level
    • Proven positive and professional attitude, and strong customer service skills
    • Ability to interpret and communicate Mortenson policies



    Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer.


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