Derrick Building Solutions is a Commercial and Industrial Design-Build General Contractor based in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

We are always looking for talented team members and encourage you to contact us confidentially about job openings. We regularly seek candidates to fill positions such as Project Managers, Job Superintendents, Project Assistants, Skilled Laborers, and General Laborers.

Now Hiring-Project Superintendent

Updated, November 30, 2020

Position:   Project Superintendent

Reports To:       Vice President Director of Operations

Overall Responsibility:

Jointly responsible with the Project Manager for the overall success of the project. Responsible for meeting schedule, controlling costs, and managing manpower and equipment (if applicable) on assigned project. Provides continuous hands-on field supervision of all construction operations, including subcontractors and other construction related personnel; directing them in the planning, scheduling, and execution of work on time, within budget, and with high standards of workmanship. Promotes workplace safety while meeting or exceeding owner’s expectations. Promotes a positive company image. The superintendent is the “field” leader on the project and is ultimately responsible for its operational success.

Key Performance Areas:

The Contract

  1. Builds project in accordance with all plans and specifications.
  2. Ensures compliance with all building codes and local ordinances. Confirms permit requirem nts and documents inspections in accordance with company and regulatory guidelines.
  3. Becomes thoroughly familiar with project contract documents, plans, specifications, subcontracts, purchase orders, shop drawings and all other documents related to the project.
  4. Ensures accurate layout of project.
  5. Responsible for maintaining professional relations with Owner, Architect/Engineer and other members of the construction team.
  6. Identifies, measures, and reports to PM work changes as they pertain to the contract document. Participates in pricing of changed/additional work as necessary.

Means & Methods

  1. In concert with the Project Manager and prior to beginning work on the project, develops a master plan of operation and effectively communicates the plan to all working on the project.
  2. Participates in the preparation and communication of construction execution plan, progress schedule, and projection oflabor and equipment requirements.
  3. Effectively utilizes resources, i.e. people, equipment, and materials.
  4. Supervises subcontractors to ensure quality and schedule requirements.
  5. Practices good construction techniques that will be beneficial to the project and the company.

Schedule

  1. Works with Project Manager to develop a job schedule that is consistent with company’s responsibilities and commitments. Reviews schedule during project to ensure deadlines are met, notifies appropriate parties of all delays or potential delays and documents delays. With the project manager, ensures that schedule is updated.
  2. Preplans and communicates project activities using short interval schedules as required. With the Project Manager, facilitates the pre-construction and bi-weekly construction meetings.
  3. Identifies and manages work on critical path and works with Project Manager to plan how lost time on the schedule will be recovered. Delivers project on schedule.

Budget

  1. Prior to construction, reviews with Project Manger and submits comments on the project budget and time restraints.
  2. Works with Project Manager to maintain the planned budget for the project and recommends corrective action for potential cost overruns.
  3. Supplies feedback to estimating for future projects and performs a post mortem meeting with Project Manager.

Quality

  1. Establishes a level of quality by which all completed work is measured. Assure that this level of quality will always meet or exceed clients’ expectations.
  2. Is responsible for day-to-day quality control of both company-performed and subcontractor work and ensures that work conforms to contract requirements and company standards. Identifies and corrects non-conforming work expeditiously and competently.
  3. Prepares and completes a contractor punch list prior to architect/ owner punch list.
  4. Manages architect’s/ owner’s punch list and assures its timely completion.

Safety

  1. Is in direct charge of safety and accident/incident control for the project. Understands, communicates and enforces safety policy on project at all times.
  2. Investigates and reports all accidents to Vice President of Operations, Project Manager, and Owner (if required).
  3. Participates in safety meetings and implementation of effective safety programs.
  4. Is responsible for adhering to Derrick safety manual and OSHA standards.
  5. Assures that project is maintained in an orderly, clean, secure, and professional manner.

Employee Development

  1. Identifies, trains and develops outstanding employees for greater responsibilities, and recommends such individuals for promotion. Supports corporate training and development efforts.
  2. Supports employees in their own personal development.
  3. Effectively motivates employees to achieve desired results.
  4. Ensures compliance with all Federal, State and Local labor laws.

Skills and Traits:

  1. Encourages innovation and new ideas.
  2. Is a TEAM player and has the ability to work with all levels of an organization.
  3. Ensures that employees understand how their work contributes to overall organizational goals and objectives.
  4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to shift gears when necessary.
  6. Organized.
  7. Accepts full responsibility for decisions and actions that he/ she makes.
  8. Diplomatic yet assertive.
  9. Above average mental acuity.
  10. Optimistic.
  11. Analytical with a good energy level. Can identify and help solve problems.
  12. Motivated, energetic and forward thinking.
  13. Supports training and development efforts.
  14. Focuses on the good of the entire company.
  15. Always acts in an ethical manner with highest integrity.
  16. Dedicated to excellence in quality and customer service.

Knowledge, Education, Skills & Abilities:

  1. High School Diploma or Equivalent
  2. Working knowledge of standards, specifications, codes, regulations and laws
  3. Knowledge of construction techniques, 5 – 10 years’ experience in construction (or degree in Construction Management), 3 – 5 years in a supervisory position. Craft skills such as carpentry, concrete, etc as necessary.
  4. Working knowledge of OSHA regulations

Working Conditions:

Individual works primarily in the field. Subjected to outdoor weather conditions.

This description is a summary and not an exhaustive attempt at covering every activity and task of the job. This person should be able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Interested parties should contact Derrick Building Solutions with their resume and cover letter via email to asundeen@derrickbuilt.com.

Now Hiring-Commercial Field Foreman

Updated, December 4, 2020

Position:   Commercial Field Foreman

Reports To:       Senior Project Superintendent

Overall Responsibility:

In conjunction with Project Superintendent, responsible for meeting schedules, controlling costs, and ensuring that employees and subcontractors under their management do their jobs skillfully and efficiently while making sure assigned work is progressing in a timely manner. Promotes workplace safety while meeting or exceeding owner’s expectations. Promotes a positive company image.

Key Performance Areas:
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Becomes familiar with project contract documents, plans, specifications, subcontracts, purchase orders, shop drawings and all other documents related to the project.
2. Coordinating daily tasks according to priorities and plans, making changes when necessary due to weather conditions, supply, delivery and personnel.
3. Delegating induvial responsibilities and projects to crew members and subcontractors.
4. Assure adequate resources and staffing to meet project schedules, regulations, best practices and safety protocol.
5. Emphasize safe use of tools, machinery and equipment.
6. Responsible for maintaining professional relations with Owner, Architect/Engineer and other members of the construction team.
7. Identify, measure, and report to Project Manager any work changes as they pertain to the contract documents.

Means & Methods
1. In concert with the Project Superintendent, develop a master plan of operation and effectively communicate the plan to all working on the project.
2. Participate in the preparation and communication of construction execution plan, progress schedule, and projection of labor and equipment requirements.
3. Effectively utilize resources, i.e. people, equipment, and materials.
4. Supervise subcontractors to ensure quality and schedule requirements.
5. Practice good construction techniques that will be beneficial to the project and the company.

Schedule
1. Preplan and communicate project activities using short interval schedules as required. With the Project Superintendent, facilitate the pre-construction and bi-weekly construction meetings.
2. Identify and manage work on critical path and work with Project Superintendent to plan how lost time
on the schedule will be recovered. Deliver project on schedule.

Budget
1. Work with Project Superintendent to maintain the planned budget for the project and recommend corrective action for potential cost overruns.

Quality
1. Establish a level of quality by which all completed work is measured. Assure that this level of quality will always meet or exceed clients’ expectations.
2. Responsible for day-to-day quality control of both company-performed and subcontractor work and ensures that work conforms to contract requirements and company standards. Identifies and corrects non-conforming work expeditiously and competently.
3. Prepare and complete a contractor punch list prior to architect / owner punch list.
4. Manage architect’s/ owner’s punch list and assures its timely completion.

Safety
1. Understands, communicates and enforces safety policies on the project at all times.
2. Report all accidents to Project Superintendent and Owner (if required).
3. Participate in safety meetings and implementation of effective safety programs.
4. Responsible for adhering to Derrick safety manual and OSHA standards.
5. Assure the project is maintained in an orderly, clean, secure, and professional manner.

Employee Development
1. Identify, train and develop outstanding employees for greater responsibilities, and recommend such individuals for promotion. Support corporate training and development efforts.
2. Support employees in their own personal development.
3. Effectively motivate employees to achieve desired results.
4. Ensure compliance with all Federal, State and Local labor laws.

Skills and Traits:
1. Encourage innovation and new ideas.
2. Is a TEAM player and has the ability to work with all levels of an organization.
3. Ensure that employees understand how their work contributes to overall organizational goals and objectives.
4. Excellent interpersonal skills.
5. Ability to shift gears when necessary.
6. Organized.
7. Accepts full responsibility for decisions and actions that he / she makes.
8. Diplomatic yet assertive.
9. Above average mental acuity.
10. Optimistic.
11. Analytical with a good energy level. Can identify and help solve problems.
12. Motivated, energetic and forward thinking.
13. Supports training and development efforts.
14. Focuses on the good of the entire company.
15. Always acts in an ethical manner with highest integrity.
16. Dedicated to excellence in quality and customer service.

Knowledge, Education, Skills & Abilities:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of standards, specifications, codes, regulations and laws.
  • Knowledge of construction techniques, 5 – 10 years’ experience in construction.
  • Craft skills such as carpentry, concrete, etc. as necessary.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.

Working Conditions:
Individual works primarily in the field. Subjected to outdoor weather conditions.

This description is a summary and not an exhaustive attempt at covering every activity and task of the job. This person should be able to react to change productively and to handle other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.

Interested parties should contact Derrick Building Solutions with their resume and cover letter via email to asundeen@derrickbuilt.com.