Builder/Superintendent

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JOB TITLE: Builder/Superintendent

DEPARTMENT: Construction

COMPENSATION: Dependent upon experience. Contact for details.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Director of Construction

LOCATION: Austin, Texas

HOURS: Mon – Fri 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

SUMMARY: The Builder/Superintendent is responsible for oversight of the construction project/process from start to finish.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures a high quality home is provided within the estimated budget.
  • Commits to any payments that are required to complete alterations.
  • Negotiates solutions to issues raised by the building inspector, subcontractors, or suppliers.
  • Schedules subcontractors or suppliers; and stops their work when it is unsatisfactory.
  • Orders removal of employees when necessary.
  • Recommends the dismissal of a subcontractor or supplier if appropriate.
  • Serves as sole representative at the worksite and must deal with any issues, concerns, unforeseen events, or problems that may arise during the entire homebuilding process.
  • Manages the building process.
  • Acts as the significant authority to adjust the construction process as needed to meet any safety, quality, or legal requirements.
  • Prepares paperwork and blueprints before they are given to the trade contractors.
  • Meets with municipal inspectors during building inspections.
  • Schedules all stages of the home construction with the trade and supply contractors to ensure accurate or minimized cycle time.
  • Inspects trade contractor work daily for quality and accuracy.
  • Monitors and enforces safety throughout the subdivision.
  • Meets with trade contractors daily to resolve and/or prevent problems.
  • Meets with home buyers during construction process i.e. PSO, PDO and closing walks.
  • Organizes and conducts meetings to improve construction processes with the trade contractors.
  • Maintains good housekeeping practices in homes and subdivision.
  • Communicates and interacts with sales associates.
  • Follows directives assigned by supervisors and various sources.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervises subcontractors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
  • Construction Science Degree preferred
  • Certificates, licenses and registrations required:
    • Valid driver’s license
  • Computer skills required:
    • Good understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Other skills required:
    • 5+ years construction related experience
    • Ability to mentor and train Assistant Builders
    • Ability to read, comprehend, and communicate blueprint/construction documents
    • Excellent public relations skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Communications skills
    • Ability to motivate others
    • Self-motivated
    • Ability to multitask
    • Good organizational skills
    • Exceptional teamwork orientation 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Frequently/Continually required to stand
  • Frequently/Continually required to walk
  • Occasionally required to sit
  • Frequently/Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  • Frequently/Continually required to talk or hear
  • Occasionally work near moving mechanical parts
  • Occasionally work around fumes
  • Frequently/Continually exposure to outside weather conditions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually loud; very loud
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 10 pounds
  • Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used:  Personal Protection Equipment
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