Construction Field Superintendent - Buildings Mechanical

Jacobs   •  

Wilmington, DE

Industry: Engineering Services


11 - 15 years

Posted 356 days ago


 As a global leader of Program Management and Construction Management (PMCM) services with projects ranging from $1 million to programs that cost up to $10 billion, we deliver award winning total Design and/or Construction Management projects for public and private sector clients. From the pre-construction phase, through complete erection of the project, to the post-construction and commissioning, we function as an extension of our clients' goals and aspirations. Project sectors and types include: Aviation, Emergency Operations & Data Centers, Healthcare, both Higher Education and K-12, Hospitality & Entertainment, Correctional & Rehabilitation Facilities, and Research & Development Facilities.

Position Summary Reporting directly to the Project or Program Manager, the Mechanical Superintendent has field-level responsibility for the HVAC, Piping, Plumbing, and related work associated with general construction under an (At-Risk) EPC/EPCM delivery method. The project may involve oversight/management of construction work in a single or multiple building environments.  The Mechanical Superintendent communicates actively with clients, contractors, craft, and commissioning personnel in the field, as well as with Jacobs’ home office and on-site teams.  This position is responsible for hands-on interaction and coordination with all trades including interface with Civil, Structural, Architectural and other special system installations. The Mechanical Superintendent provides project execution expertise through field leadership, technical acumen, quality control, and risk management to meet project and Company objectives.  
Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and directs the work of trade subcontractors.
  • Plans required work activity to ensure that design drawings, tools, equipment, and materials are available when needed.
  • Interfaces and leads meetings with applicable authorities having jurisdiction. 
  • Provides oversight/management of prime contractor(s), trades and suppliers with regard to contract compliance, QA/QC, schedule, cost, risk management, safety and general contract administration
  • Provides support to the Project Manager in preparing comprehensive QA and/or QC plans.
  • Monitors manpower and work activities of contractors and subcontractors performing craft work, ensuring compliance with project quality, safety, staging, and security requirements.
  • Ensures that subordinates and trade personnel are trained on/aware of relevant specifications and work procedures.
  • Monitors identified defects or omissions in the work and expedites remedial action.
  • Facilitates trade coordination and safety meetings, and participates in client progress meetings.
  • Assesses and evaluates project risks, develops and implements mitigation strategies.
  • Assists in the development of construction work-around plans when confronted with delays or interferences to the work.
  • Responsible for jobsite safety and ensures that craft personnel comply with established safety policies and procedures.
  • Provides input for job status reports and approval of subcontractor payment requisitions.



  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience to include 6 years as a Mechanical Superintendent on large scale multi-contract, building projects and 4 years in a field leadership position on projects > 50 million and < 100 million TIC.
  • Associates Degreepreferred.  
  • Experience coordinating M/E/P construction with C/S/A work activity working closely with contractors & craft in the field on FACILITES and BUILDING projects.
  • Prior experience managing contractors or supervising field operations. 
  • OSHA 30 Certification.


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