25 days old

Senior Superintendent

New Town, ND 58763

Company Overview:

Adolfson & Peterson Construction, one of the nation’s top contractors, is recruiting for an experienced Senior Superintendent for projects in our Midwest Region working on a $100M+ project in the New Town, North Dakota.  We combine more than 75 years of construction expertise with the newest technologies in order to meet our clients' needs.  We serve owners, architects, and developers with a commitment to teamwork and quality and are constantly looking for people to help us achieve our company goals.

This position will manage and control assigned projects, including leading field operations, site safety, productivity, schedule, work quality, and trade contractor and supplier coordination while working in conjunction with the Project Manager to lead the project team.  Work closely with the owner and design team.  Project scopes are large, diverse, and complex and\/or simultaneous multiple projects totaling over $50 million.  Provide functional expertise and regional field team leadership.

Because safety is paramount to AP and embedded into everything we do, all team members are responsible for working safely within our Incident and Injury Free culture.

Key Accountabilities of the role include:

  1. Take personal responsibility for working safely within an incident and injury free (IIF) culture.
  2. Manage on-site construction activities for projects whose scopes range from small scale to large and complex. The number and nature or specific project assignments will vary according to size and complexity. 
    • Understand all the plans, specifications, and details for the project; maintain a complete set of updated construction drawings as a permanent record.
    • Procure tools, equipment, and materials necessary for the project; ensure all team members on the jobsite(s) have been trained on the tools and processes necessary to perform their jobs; conduct weekly toolbox talks.
    • Provide information in the project start-up and close-out meetings.
    • Manage, review, and control all project schedule, cost codes, budgets, and production units for the project. Responsible for all site productivity and reporting.
    • Resolve any issues or deficiencies throughout the project life cycle.
    • Ensure that the trade contractors meet the schedule and perform quality work while maintaining a positive relationship with them.
    • Ensure project quality based on AP’s quality management programs; create site-specific quality control plans; monitor compliance and performance.
    • Troubleshoot jobsite challenges and create innovative solutions; document all corrections, changes, and requests.
    • Schedule and direct all inspections with city officials, government agencies, and private agencies as required; ensure documentation is ready for presentation.
    • Establish the punchlist process and close-out procedures with the Project Manager, owner, and design team before trade contractor work starts; maintain a zero punchlist.
    • Mentor and train team members.
  3. Create site-specific safety plans. Monitor compliance and performance. 
    • Implement and maintain AP’s safety program to strive for IIF on all projects; this includes:
      • Ensure that all job safety requirements are understood and implemented by all project personnel and trade contractors. Collaborate with the AP safety support team members as a resource.
      • Lead on-site safety meetings.
      • Review the trade contractors’ safety programs and SDS information in the trade contractor start-up meeting.
      • Identify and correct all safety hazards on the jobsite. Report all safety incidents to AP safety team members.
    • Maintain and post OSHA and Company required safety literature.
  4. Develop and maintain a mutually positive relationship with the owner and design team throughout the project; understand and communicate the owner’s goals regarding construction to all field team members.
    • Understand, develop, and manage owner and design team expectations.
    • Foster the rapport between the region’s senior management and the owner.
    • Facilitate communications between vendors, owner, design team, owner vendors, and user teams.
  5. Manage assigned group of Superintendents and other team members.
    • Coach, mentor, and train team members. Conduct regular check-ins.
    • Participate in activities to attract, develop, and retain team members. Provide input for staffing decisions.
    • Develop and manage team member performance goals and development plans.
    • Provide leadership for creating and nurturing a collaborative environment and team member engagement.
    • Resolve work site team member issues.
    • Ensure team members have the necessary resources and support.
  6. Collaborate with other departments throughout the project life cycle including the pre-construction and planning phases.
    • Provide technical expertise and participate in the constructability review.
    • Create project schedule during the pre-construction phase.
    • Work directly with pre-construction for quantity take-offs, material selections, and pricing estimates.
    • Prepare, manage, and update the detailed project schedule with sequence and activity duration including procurement items.
    • Understand the contract between AP and the owner, the project estimate, budget set-up, and trade contractor and supplier contract scopes.
    • Ensure that all subcontractors have met all insurance requirements prior to being onsite.
  7. Assist with procuring future projects while building client loyalty.
    • Participate in marketing efforts, presentations, and proposal preparations; help determine sequence activities and activity duration on schedules for proposed projects.
    • Maintain a network of possible and client leads; provide leads for potential projects.
    • Act as a leader in at least one external industry organization while participating in numerous other organizations.
  8. Other duties as assigned.


  1. History of progressively more responsible construction leadership experience and proven results including:
    1. Bachelor’s degree in construction management, architecture, engineering, or related field plus 8+ years of construction management experience or high school diploma or equivalent and 12+ years of directly related experience.
    2. 2+ years of people management experience.
    3. Strong proficiency with construction management software such as Prolog, P6, MS Project, Excel, AutoCad, and project management software.
    4. Solid understanding of building plans and specifications, value engineering, and life cycle costing.
    5. Proven results in driving safety initiatives and compliance.
    6. Current or ability to become current with OSHA 30 and company safety requirements.
  2. Ability to climb, walk, lift, carry, push, and complete repetitive motion activities throughout the day.
  3. Ability to occasionally lift, move, and\/or carry up 100 pounds.
  4. Ability to travel to project sites and availability to accept long-term out-of-town assignments.
  5. Willingness to work in various (sometimes extreme) climate conditions.
  6. Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards.
  7. Ability to obtain a forklift certification and commercial driver’s license preferred.
  8. Strong analytical and logic skills with the ability to maintain a high degree of precision on detailed work.
  9. Developed skills (written, oral, and listening) in order to effectively communicate with diverse audiences.
  10. Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously under time constraints.
  11. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build successful and lasting relationships.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Adolfson & Peterson Construction is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Certain positions and locations require COVID-19 vaccination, subject to reasonable accommodations for valid medical or sincerely held religious reasons.



Posted: 2023-01-04 Expires: 2023-02-04

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