​What is a Lead Superintendent?

The role of a Lead Superintendent is to provide on-site coordination for all phases of multiple construction projects, including coordinating subcontractors, material and equipment, ensuring that specifications are being strictly followed. A Lead Superintendent is also responsible for ensuring work is proceeding on schedule and within budget.

What are the typical duties and activities for a Lead Superintendent?

From employer to employer the job description of a Lead Superintendent will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Schedule subcontractors, consultants, and vendors in critical path to ensure timely completion

  • Perform quality control duties and responsibilities regarding the work being performed

  • Ensure that subcontractor is fully executing and complying with his contracted scope of work

  • Coordinate required inspections with local jurisdictions.

  • Identify subcontractor non-compliance with safety, health, and environmental quality standards.

  • Identify conflicts in construction progress and communicate them to project team for resolution.

  • Preside over weekly subcontractor meetings designed to coordinate the work.

Skills required to be a successful Lead Superintendent

To be successful as a Lead Superintendent, the below skills are important;

  • Collaboration

  • Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Time management

  • Leadership

  • Organization

  • Problem solving

  • Critical thinking

How can we help with your Lead Superintendent job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for Lead Superintendents across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented Lead Superintendents and secure the market's leading Lead Superintendent opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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If you are looking for a new Lead Superintendent opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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​Hamilton is a port city within the the Canadian province of Ontario. 58 kilometres southwest of Toronto, Hamilton has an estimated population of 536,000 and is home to the McMaster University, which is ranked 4th on the Canada. Hamilton has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Kiwi Condos

Located at 212 King William Street this 14-storey tower is set to be completed in 2023 and will see 300 luxury residential units built.

Capital infrastructure projects

The City of Hamilton Hamilton’s recently approved budget includes $474 million for capital infrastructure projects, including roads, bridges, traffic lights, sidewalks, parks and facilities. Some specific projects include:

  • Transit initiatives – $192.9 million

  • Roads, bridges, traffic, sidewalks – $114.2 million

  • Long-term care and recreation facilities – $39.7 million

  • Housing initiatives – $30.3 million

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