Superintendent – Commercial Construction (New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) – Veteran Jobs | HIRE A VETERAN

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
The McDonnel Group

The McDonnel Group is a values driven organization which views our talented team of professionals as our greatest asset. We invest in ongoing professional development and education, we encourage industry and professional involvement in our community, we offer competitive compensation which rewards employees for performance, and offer bonus opportunities for all employees for contributing to our growth through employee referrals and business development efforts.

It is our mission to provide comprehensive construction services and deliver the highest standards to our valued clients. We can only fulfill our mission through our people, and their innovative and motivated approach to the work. Our Superintendents are our boots, eyes, and ears on the ground. Our Superintendents bring the vision to life while ensuring safety, quality, and efficiency in the field. 



Essential Job Functions



  • Complete Preconstruction Site Survey
  • Coordinate existing conditions testing, evaluations & surveys
  • Accompany design team and engineers during site visits
  • Ensure security of the existing building and operations when any participant leaves the site
  • Prepare preliminary site logistics plan, including lifting and circulation requirements, staging and laydown, access and egress, etc.



Coordination of all Field Operations

  • Subcontractor coordination
    1. Review/approve subcontractor’s mobilization plan
  • Coordination of TMG field personnel
  • Order material and/or equipment as may be required.   Verify material orders over $500.00 with the VPFO and Project Manager. Equipment rentals to be verified with VPFO.
  • Coordination of deliveries and hoisting
    1. Verify all embedded items on site in ample time so as not to delay concrete pours
  • Establish and maintain project controls (Layout).
  • Coordinate with architect/engineer/local authorities for required inspections
  • Coordination with utility companies for service to the site.
  • Jobsite cleanup hold subs accountable for the same.
    1. Notify Project Manager when back-charges are required, including extra work tickets.
  • Storm Water prevention plan maintenance
  • Order and Maintain jobsite signage with VPFO.
  • Jobsite Photos
    1. Progress photos on monthly basis (all sides of the building, interior, exterior).
    2. Photograph re-steel prior to concrete pours
    3. Damage by subcontractors
    4. Damage, debris in storm drainage, etc. by contractors on adjoining projects
    5. Any other noteworthy conditions
  • Implement jobsite safety program
    1. Monitor subcontractor’s safety programs, and confirm that site-specific requirements for facility entry have been met
  • Verify all MSDS sheets are on site
  • Concrete pour notifications.  Fill out notification form or forward necessary information to Project Administrator for distribution 
  • Advise Project Manager of weather delays for notification to architect/owner, include detail information in daily reports.



  • Weekly subcontractor coordination meetings lead the meeting and note taking.  Project Admin to   distribute minutes
  • Weekly safety meetings, must include sign in sheets
  • Attend Project Manager’s weekly coordination meetings with Architect/Owner


Quality Control

  • Attend Project Manager’s weekly coordination meetings with Architect/Owner
  • Attend all pre-con and pre-installation meetings
  • Verify most recent shop drawings, documents are being used for field use
  • Monitor work of subcontractors for conformance with project requirements
  • Attempt to resolve non-conforming items with subcontractor
  • Notify Project Manager of any problems that cannot be resolved in field



  • Collect daily reports from subcontractors. Inform Project Manager if problems persist in obtaining daily reports from subcontractor’s field personnel
  • Generate TMG daily reports
    1. Report all subcontractor’s manpower
    2. Report all material and equipment deliveries
    3. Note any project delays
  • Notify subcontractor and Project Manager of subcontractor delays 
  • Maintain log of all tools and equipment on site
  • Forward timesheets weekly for all field personnel to Project Manager, HR and VPFO
    1. Properly assign cost codes to time
  • Provide required information to assist Project Manager with the following:
    1. Regular schedule updates. Track accurate start and finish dates by activity on a weekly basis
    2. Labor projections. Communicate labor projections weekly with Project Manager
    3. Monthly subcontractors pay applications, review with Project Manager
    4. Notify Project Manager with proper documentation of any related back-charge from Subs or delays
    5. Review scope of work prior to instructing a Sub to perform a scope that may not be in their      contract
    6. Superintendent has “no” authority to approve or proceed with extra work without first having Project Manager approval of the work
    7. Do not proceed on any Owner extras without written approval from the Project Manager 
  • Timely notification of potential cost overruns to Project Manager
  • Work closely with Project Manager to develop strategies to reduce/eliminate potential overruns and/or increase job profit





  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to function effectively in a support role
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Good judgment, problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to make logical decisions
  • Ability to plan, organize, review and document wide range of project activities with good follow-through
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to manage deadline-driven workload



  • Five plus years of experience as a Superintendent on a large Industrial and/or Commercial construction project (Industrial, hospitals, hotels, schools, etc.) 
  • Previous experience and knowledge of construction worksite safety practices and procedures 
  • Previous experience and knowledge of OSHA and other applicable federal, state and local safety regulations and standards
  • PC proficiency in MS Office products, spreadsheet, and databases 
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen 
  • Must possess a current and valid state driver’s license and a clean driving record
  • Must possess or be able to obtain credential required to gain access to various industrial worksites (TWIC credentials, OSHA certifications, DISA screening compliance)


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties the employee is regularly required to make use of close vision to read engineering blueprints and reduced size black and white drawings, specifications, fine print, reports, schedules, estimates, spreadsheets, summaries and 

other documents in either hard copy or computer monitor. Must be able to converse on the telephone and in person, use hands and fingers to write and type, prepare email messages with attached files and use personal computers and calculators. While performing the duties of this job the employee may be exposed to conditions that include weather such as heat and/or humidity and cold, fumes or airborne particles, exposure to dust and asphalt, and moving mechanical parts.  There may be occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.  Conditions can also include risk of electrical shock and risk of vibration.   The noise level in the work environment can often be loud.


The Superintendent is regularly required to:

  • Travel by vehicle and work from jobsites located multiple hours from the Greater New Orleans area.
  • Work on-site for approximately ten hours per day, five days per week
  • Walk, climb stairs, sit, stand, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • Climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction.
  • Talk and hear at normal levels.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Use hands and fingers to operate tools and other business machines.
  • Lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.



Work Environment

The work environment described here is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the job.  The employee works 85% outdoors in an uncontrolled environment.  20% will be indoors in an office job site trailer with a mix of natural, incandescent, and fluorescent light.  The trailer may be air-conditioned and furnished with a personal computer, a desk or work surface and a chair.  The trailer may be located within an active construction site where noise levels may be high.  The employee will be required to supervise and observe construction progress outdoors by walking and/or driving the site over rough or uneven terrain which may be dusty, muddy, wet, and noisy.  The employee will follow safety regulations enforced at the job.


EEO Statement

The McDonnel Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources.

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