Superintendent, Special Projects – Portland

Superintendent- Special Projects

Reports to: General Field Superintendent
FLSA Status: Exempt

R&H’s mission is to deliver an exceptional customer experience and we believe every team member is an integral part of that process.  A great superintendent is an effective communicator, self-motivated, hard-working and likes to think ahead and anticipate project needs.  R&H views the superintendent’s role as one of the most critical, as you are on the front line ensuring the work put in place is performed safely and is top quality.

A Superintendent on our special projects department should have experience in tenant improvement and remodel projects in retail, office, senior living and light industrial. The typical project range would be from 100k up to 5 million.

Your primary role is to schedule, coordinate and supervise craft employee activities.  This includes R&H employees as well as all subcontractors (electrical, plumbing, drywall, etc.).

Essential Duties Include:


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe, clean, and productive jobsite


  • Act as a liaison between the owner, architect, subcontractors and R&H project team members
  • Coordinate information and documentation from owners, architects and subcontractors
  • Build relationships with clients, architects and subcontractors
  • Communicate tasks clearly and respectfully to R&H employees and subcontractors


  • Plan and supervise all craft activities including determining methods of construction, manpower levels, temporary power sources and document actual hours worked.
  • Create and maintain the project’s master schedule using MS Project
  • Work with project team to assess and resolve constructability issues
  • Coordinate and schedule workflow and material deliveries
  • Review project plans/documentation with quality in mind
  • Oversees the quality control plan for the project
  • Arrange all job site inspections, commissioning, etc.
  • Supervise R&H employees, including completing evaluations, addressing performance issues, etc.


  • Great communication skills – written and oral
  • Able to read and interpret blueprints
  • Attention to detail, analytical approach to problems
  • Personable and professional
  • Takes personal responsibility for issues that arise
  • Current knowledge of safety regulations and codes.
  • Mental ability to conduct on-going interpersonal interactions, analyze and solve problems essential.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
  • Mental ability to know which tools are needed for which tasks.
  • Ability to participate in a team and work creatively.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and independent action.


  • College degree preferred in construction/architecture/engineering or equivalent experience
  • Construction field experience in the following sectors: office space, retail, multifamily, Senior living and light industrial.
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, and Project), Bluebeam Revu & Viewpoint
  • OSHA 10/30-Hour Training

Physical Activities:

Key: Rarely (0-20%), Occasionally (21-50%), Frequently (51-80%), and Continuously (81+%)

  • Occasional Standing, Walking
  • Frequent Sitting
  • Occasional Stooping
  • Occasional Crawling
  • Repetitive motions of hands/wrists
  • Occasional Bending
  • Occasional Kneeling and Climbing
  • Continuous Grasping
  • Occasional climbing and working at heights
  • Rarely push, pull, lift and carry up to 75 pounds.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Full supervisory responsibility for all people that come in contact with the job site.  Must supervise work being performed by subcontractors and R&H employees.  This may include 2-100 employees depending on project size.  This responsibility includes employee evaluations, pay changes or job changes, approving any absences or overtime, and providing all daily work direction.

Work Environment:

This position is requires work in the outdoors in all types of weather.  It requires walking, standing, bending and stooping for extended periods, at times in confined spaces.  Work occurs on ladders, scaffolds and other above ground locations.  Employees may be exposed to dust, fumes, noise and unpleasant variation in temperature.  Work requires lifting and carrying heavy objects.  Some positions require working around chemicals and caustic compounds.  R&H will provide all necessary personal protective equipment to keep you safe.


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