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CDM Smith Superintendent 2 in Lowell, Massachusetts


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Job Description:

Manages projects against plans to ensure budget, schedule, and quality are met and projects are completed as per design requirements/specifications. Ensures that staffing, equipment, and materials are available according to project timelines. Manages work performance on projects to ensure craft workers are following project rules and company work and safety procedures. Reviews, negotiates, and approves change orders. Develops and implements plans for project completion and turnover. For those with union projects and employees, reviews and approves the balance of forepersons, journeymen, and laborer’s composite labor rates. Maintains continuous, open communication with the firm's management, clients, and subcontractors. Advises concerned stakeholders regarding project status including, but not limited to construction challenges or delays, supply chain issues, and/or start-up issues. Partners with engineering, estimating, and planning team members to ensure work complies with firm standards and client requirements. Develops programs and processes to maintain strong client relationships with staff on job sites. Initiates and attends meetings with clients to conduct project planning and to resolve issues that arise during project completion. Manages the day-to-day activity of all construction project staff. Provides feedback on performance appraisals. Manages the training and development of staff. Approves paid time off (PTO) requests and ensures human resources policies are followed. Provides mentoring to junior superintendents and craft forepersons. For those supervising union employees – ensures that all performance evaluations are completed in a timely manner per union contracts, and reviews, approves and/or rejects promotions for union staff. Performs quality control inspections and reviews of plans and specifications for quality assurance. Pulls construction permits. Completes other project-related documentation including coding invoices for job costing, preparing project status and progress reports, and other project-related paperwork. Oversees and approves monthly job cost updates and provides quarterly cash flow projections. Maintains daily project tracking logs. Performs other duties as required.


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Superintendent 2


CCI North

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Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. 8 years of related experience with at least 2 of those years in construction management/supervision. Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a college degree. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Preferred Qualifications:

Up to 100% travel wherever the project takes them within the US.

Remediation experience including excavation and disposal of contaminated soil, In-situ/ex-situ soil treatment, thermal remediation and permeable barrier wall construction a plus.

Government/Federal project experience is a plus.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Why CDM Smith?:

Check out this video and find out why our team loves to work here! (

Join Us! CDM Smith – where amazing career journeys unfold.

Imagine a place committed to offering an unmatched employee experience. Where you work on projects that are meaningful to you. Where you play an active part in shaping your career journey. Where your co-workers are invested in you and your success. Where you are encouraged and supported to do your very best and given the tools and resources to do so. Where it’s a priority that the company takes good care of you and your family.

Our employees are the heart of our company. As an employer of choice, our goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. We value passionate individuals who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. Join our team, and together we will make a difference and change the world.

Job Site Location:

Massachusetts - Statewide

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available:

No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

Skills and Abilities:

40 HR OSHA HAZWOPER Certification

Expert knowledge of construction disciplines, cost control, scheduling, safety regulations, etc. Excellent ability to read and interpret blueprints and engineering drawings. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent planning and organizational skills. Good Microsoft Word and Excel skill.

Assist Project Manager through project lifecycle from pursuit to close out.

Ensure projects are completed in accordance with the Contract Documents and Project Work Plans.

Daily coordination of Subcontractors.

Provide daily morning safety briefings.

Orders and schedules delivery of material and equipment, reviewing requisitions and purchase

orders for correctness and cost savings.

Manages the day to day activity of project field staff and ensures production stays on schedule.

Assist Project Manager is monitoring project costs, budget, schedule, safety and quality

Takes corrective action where necessary.

-Maintains continuous, open communication with the project management team, client

representative and subcontractor.

Reports on progress, concerns, and listens and responds to concerns of others.

Maintains liaison with engineering, estimating, and planning to ensure work complies with

drawings, specifications, and schedule.

Monitors and suggests solutions to construction problems or design flaws as work is in progress.

Performs other duties as required.

Performs quality control inspections and reviews plans and specifications for quality assurance.

Pulls construction permits.

Provides approval to project invoices to Project Manager.

Assists with Project Progress Meeting Agendas and Meeting Minutes.

Develops weekly Two-Week Look Ahead Schedules

Provides feedback on performance appraisals for project staff.


Background Check and Drug Testing Information:

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as “CDM Smith”) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions. Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview. CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate. In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Additional Compensation:

All bonuses at CDM Smith are discretionary and may or may not apply to this position.

Work Location Options:

Successful candidate will be required to work 100% in the field locations.