Merit Construction, Inc. is an award-winning Knoxville based General Construction firm with over 40 years of experience. We currently have a full-time opening for a Project Superintendent.

The position requirements include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: Must be able to plan, coordinate, and supervise the field operations of projects.  Must be able to provide technical direction, as well as be responsible for the safety, productivity, and overall quality of the work.  Must be able to establish productivity goals and measure performance as well as schedule labor, materials, and equipment, including the work of subcontractors.

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Duties of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Scheduling – Assist in the development of the overall project schedule. Plan, monitor and review critical path dates and milestone schedules. Manage day-to-day activities of the construction project.  Coordinate and supervise onsite functions.
  2. Site Paperwork – Create Daily Job Reports, complete Timesheets, complete weekly Site Safety Inspections, maintain site Chemical List, complete site-specific Safe Starts with subcontractors and Merit’s Safety Director, conduct weekly Toolbox Talks, complete individual annual safety training, maintain accurate As-Built drawings.
  3. Manage Construction in accordance with documents – Works with owner’s representatives and Design team to ensure work meets or exceeds the drawings and specifications. Provide technical assistance, inspects work in progress for quality in adherence to the construction schedule understands all contractors’ scopes and schedules. Supervise total construction effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, budget, and schedule.  Includes interfacing with client representatives, AE representatives, other contractors, etc.  Assists the Project Manager with review of pay request submitted by subcontractors regarding percent complete.  Assists the Project Manager with Change Order review.
  4. Manage Construction Site – Be responsible for procurement of tools, materials, construction equipment and certain permanent equipment and delivery of same at specified times to conform to work schedules. Coordinates work between trades, maintaining open communication to ensure all required materials, equipment, etc support project activities and schedule.  Supervise craft employees and/or other contractors for productivity and performance.  Performs project close-out and ensures punch list is completed in a timely manner.  Secures the jobsite at all times.  Coordinates with local building officials on required inspections to secure a certificate of occupancy.  Maintain a clean and organized site.
  5. Safety – Monitors contractor compliance with project safety program requirements. Follow, implement and enforce safety policies.  Ensure all onsite personnel comply with project procedures, OSHA, work rules, etc.
  6. Human Resources – Responsible for compliance with all Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action policies and procedures.

Expected Outcomes

  • Assigned projects are completed according to the contract, on schedule and within budget.
  • Safety and quality goals are achieved.
  • Clients are satisfied with project results.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Five years’ supervisory experience using similar construction methods, equipment and tools
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents
  • Effective communication and teamwork skills
  • Advanced knowledge of construction scheduling
  • Ability to control and supervise large groups
  • Strong organization, multi-tasking, leadership and decision-making ability
  • Basic computer skills
  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of construction (technology, equipment, methods); engineering, cost and safety required.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and supervisor skills essential.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • May be required to use a personal computer or Ipad and be familiar with Windows based applications.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

Certificates and Training

  • Keep OSHA 30-hour certification up to date.
  • TDEC Training – Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control.
  • Competent Person training.

Merit Construction offers comprehensive benefits including health insurance, Paid Time Off and paid holidays, as well as 401(k). E.O.E. and TN Drug-Free Workplace.

Interested candidates should reply with resume and note salary requirements.

***No phone calls please.***

Job Type: Full-time

Diverse projects to include multi-family, medical, commercial, educational and retail.  Local opportunities, as well as travel opportunities.