<p>Description of Position:<br /><br />The University of Minnesota’s Facilities Management (FM) department is responsible for the physical assets of the University to ensure a quality environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors in support of the University’s mission of teaching, research and outreach. FM maintains 23 million square feet, with an annual budget of approximately $175 Million. U-Construction is a department within FM and serves as the University’s in house design-build unit that manages mid-sized construction projects on the Twin Cities campus. The work volume is approximately $15 Million annually with individual projects generally in the range from $50K-$500K.<br /><br />The Superintendent position performs oversight functions of daily construction activities at a work site. This position is responsible for the overall progress of the projects assigned as well as the scheduling of workers and the delivery of equipment and materials to the job site. They must work with all of the trades to complete the project within the given budget and schedule and in accordance with the construction documents. This position resolves field issues and is the point of contact for all customers, trades personnel, and others. Also holds responsibility for job site safety. This position reports to the Operations Manager, U-Construction.<br /><br />Responsibilities:</p><p><br />40% Construction Oversight:<br />Provides day to day construction oversight to trade employees for all project work. Ensures work is completed safely, efficiently and within budget. Takes corrective action as necessary.<br />Is the point of contact for all project issues once a project is in construction and is the focal point of communication with the client. <br />Monitors project staffing needs based on work volume and makes recommendations to the Operations Manager and General Foremen for adjustments as needed. <br />Responsible for job site safety, quality assurance and quality control.<br />Coordinates work with other General Foreman & Foremen to ensure efficient use of resources and timely execution of the work.<br />Leads Pre-Construction meetings.<br />Ensures break times are adhered to by all personnel on projects.<br />Coordinates and schedules permits and inspections.<br /><br />30% Operations:<br />Identifies best practices for construction work and implements improvements.<br />Leads continuous improvement initiatives or training for trade employees.<br />Manages short-term project schedule by updating MS Project schedules during construction phase of projects. Adjusts to reflect changes to construction activities and material deliveries and the effects to downstream activities. <br />Ensure work performed is code compliant, safe and environmentally sound.<br />Serves as the on-site problem solver for issues that arise during construction. <br />Schedules with client for access to work sites.<br />Attends weekly project status meetings and reports on milestones and challenges to customers, maintenance and management. <br />Attends additional project scope and estimating walk throughs as requested.<br />Coordinates sub-contractor and vendor work to meet project requirements.<br /><br />20 % Customer Service: <br />Main point of contact for customers during construction phase of projects.<br />Coordinates, defines and estimates change requests from customer in conjunction with the Project Manager.<br />Performs preliminary punch list and ensures completion of the punch list prior to notifying the Project Manager to perform an official punch inspection with the client.<br />Promotes a customer focused culture in conjunction with all members of Facilities Management. Solicits customer feedback and make improvements based on that feedback.<br />Assist in the resolution of customer service issues. <br />10% Financial Management<br />Responsible to work with General Foreman (GF) to meet project budgeted hours and leads the General Foreman to take corrective action where needed. May suggest methods to the GF.<br />Validates labor and materials are billed to the appropriate work orders for the project and takes corrective steps to correct where necessary.<br />Manages all change order requests and works the Trade General Foremen to obtain pricing for changes. </p><p><br />Work Environment:<br />This position will operate mostly on job sites across the Twin Cities campus. This position may be exposed to extreme weather conditions, construction sites, confined spaces and potentially hazardous conditions where hearing, visual protection and other personal protective equipment may be required. It may be required to walk, climb and crawl in various weather conditions to physically access and view work sites.</p>
<p>Minimum Qualifications:<br /><br />Requires a bachelor's degree in a construction related field. Six years of experience in the commercial construction/industrial industry,<br />Satisfactory completion of the OSHA 30-hour Health & Safety course and satisfactory completion of the PRO-10 course. <br /><br />Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:<br /><br />Ability to provide leadership and direct supervision of a diverse collection of skilled employees. Ability to manage through others.<br />A thorough knowledge of building trades and work division between trades.<br />A working knowledge of abatement and hazardous material programs. <br />Ability to review and understand design documents (drawings, spec sheets, etc.).<br />Ability to listen well and exercise reasonable judgment in application and interpretation of construction standards and building code requirements.<br />Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, resolve problems, negotiate solutions and prioritize work to ensure resources are employed appropriately.<br />Understanding and use of digital communication, presentation and document filing systems.<br />Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse customer base to address and resolve problems.<br />Ability to function in a team management environment while being fully responsible for setting, managing and accomplishing goals.<br />Knowledge of Microsoft office products, and specifically MS Project software.<br />Must be able to use computers such as desktops, iPads, etc.<br /> </p>
Internal Number: 322114
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