Site Superintendent

at NOVO Construction
Location Menlo Park, California
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified



NOVO Construction, Inc. is seeking a professional individual with excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills to work as a Superintendent.

The Superintendent will be based at the project site working directly with the Site Project Management team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned on an individual basis:


Attend and conduct project job walks
Prepare logistics plan and construction approaches
Contribute constructability reviews as member of the extended Design Team
Actively participate in the General Contractor proposal and interview process


Conduct daily project walks
Work with Safety Director to establish Site Specific Safety Plans
Conduct site specific safety training and weekly Toolbox Talks
Develop and implement site logistics plan
Maintain a safe and efficient working environment for subcontractors and extended construction team
Coordinate and review Job Hazard Analysis and High Risk activities with Safety Director and entire construction team
Monitor and prepare safety reports with Safety Director for individual client requirements

Field Operations

Provide Site Supervision and direction to extended construction and subcontractor team
Proactive problem solver with excellent dispute resolution skills
Identify, track and manage Subcontractors scopes
Familiar with working within a Owner/Client campus environment with work in multiple buildings, floors or areas
Allocate manpower and resources as required to meet schedule and Owner/Client expectations
Coordinate all Field Operations with Owner/Client
Generate Daily Reports outlining all activities
Work with Project Management to execute project goals
Interface with Building Officials for all permitting activities and sign-off
Work with Owner, Architect and Engineering team to resolve complex issues in a timely, efficient manner
Monitor and log 3rd party testing, project access and logistics plans


Prepare, monitor and update Master Schedule
Work with Project Management to identify project progress to date
Identify potential project impacts and proposed solutions
Prepare 3-wk Rolling Schedules


Conduct weekly Subcontractor and Foremen Meeting with Project Manager
Attend and contribute in weekly Owner, Architect and Contractor meetings
Review and understand RFI, Submittal and Change Order Logs

Technical Ability

Utilize construction background to identify field issues and suggest potential alternates
Review subcontractor and vendor drawings and submittals for adherence to plans and specifications
Attend coordination meetings with Architects, Engineers and multiple subcontractor trades
Interface with Architect and Engineers to efficiently resolve technical issues and convey information to field and entire team
Proven track record for successfully completing projects at Life Science and/or Advanced Technology client sites.
Working knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), advanced technology facilities, strong M/E/P/F background and best industry practice for design and construction is beneficial


At least 5 years of previous work experience as a Superintendent
Completion of OSHA 30 is required
Completion of CPR and First Aid training is required
Must have worked with multiple Superintendents at 4+ different projects
Understanding of construction practices and procedures.
Must be able to speak, read, and write in English
Must be able to successfully complete the background check if offered employment
Must have basic knowledge of Building Management Systems: security, fire alarm/pre-action, FM-200, sprinkler riser location, mechanical systems, electrical systems, data centers, and server rooms
Must have experience with schedules and scheduling
Able to work nights/weekends
Strong organizational skills
Able to follow through with tasks
Flexible with ability to manage multiple tasks/projects concurrently.
Resourceful, with respect to problem identification and resolution.
Able to operate in a fast paced working environment with minimal direction from Senior Management.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including experience with MSProject.
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Physical Demands: The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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