Plumbing Superintendent

Position Summary

Hopkins | Lacy, the Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, (MEP) Division of Branch, is searching for an experienced Superintendent with a focus in Plumbing.  The Superintendent is jointly responsible with project leadership for the overall success of any project. They are responsible for scheduling, controlling costs, and managing resources on an assigned project. They also provide continuous hands-on field supervision of all construction operations. The Superintendent aims to attain or exceed profit goals and promotes workplace safety while meeting or exceeding company expectations. They also promote a positive company image and is the leader on ever project, ultimately responsible for its operation success.


  • Builds and sees through project in accordance with all project contract documents, plans, and specifications 
  • Ensures compliance with all building codes, local ordinances, and company guidelines 
  • Becomes thoroughly familiar with project contract documents, payment methods, plans, specifications, subcontracts, purchase orders, shop drawings, key dates, liquidated dates, and all other documents relevant to the project 
  • Inspects job site and documents any preexisting conditions 
  • Ensures accurate layout of work in accordance with project plans and specifications and verifies same 
  • Responsible for maintaining professional relations with company owner, the project engineer, and all other members of the construction team 
  • Ensures that appropriate parties are notified regarding changes or concerns in the construction plan 
  • Participates in pricing of changed/additional work 
  • With the Project Manager, the Superintendent develops/updates a Grand Plan/Schedule of operation and effectively communicates this plan to employees. Ensures that appropriate parties are informed regarding major changes in the construction plan, schedule, means, and methods or allocation of resources 
  • Identifies, measures, and reports to PM work changes as they pertain to contract documents. Participates in pricing of changed/additional work. Documents, or delegates documentation, or all additional work performed via daily reports/Superintendent’s diaries 
  • In concert with the Project Manager, and prior to beginning work, develops a Grand Plan/Schedule of operation and effectively communicates to all employees. Reviews schedule during project to ensure deadlines are met, notifies appropriate parties of all delays or potential delays, and documents delays. With the PM, makes sure than schedule is updated. 
  • Participates in the preparation and communication of construction execution plan, progress schedule, and projection of labor and equipment requirements 
  • Efficiently allocates, utilizes, and documents resources 
  • Supervises subcontractors (if applicable) to ensure quality and schedule requirements 

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

  • Organizes all trades in relation to project schedule 
  • Practices good construction and safety techniques 
  • Keeps work in process to a minimum and embraces the concept of Done, Done, Done 
  • Clearly conveys potential risks and areas of concern to the PM. Works in concert with the PM to resolve conflicts and mitigate risks 
  • Constantly monitors and evaluates costs and analyzes same for improvements 
  • Investigates and reports all incidents/near misses to Safety Department, management, and Owner/GC/Customer (if required) 
  • Is responsible for on-site safety meetings and implementation of effective safety procedures 
  • Prior to construction, reviews with Project Manager and submits comments of detail budget, time restraints, cost codes, and purchase control 
  • Reports cost status report for accuracy and integrity. Investigates and takes corrective action in areas of indicated or potential overruns. Maintains or improves margin through well-planned and improved operations 
  • Supplies feedback to estimating for future projects and post mortem. In conjunction with estimating, identifies key items to track and document production for future use. 
  • Accurately documents labor and equipment usage so the costs reflect the actual work performed in the field. 
  • Establishes a contractually acceptable level of quality by which all completed work is measured 
  • Is responsible for day-to-day quality control of both company/subcontractor work and ensures that work conforms to Contract requirements and company standards. Proactively identifies and corrects non-conforming work expeditiously and competently 
  • Prepares and completes a contractor punch list prior to architect/owner punch list 
  • Manages architect/owner punch list 
  • Finishes work so punch list is short. Expects the same of all subcontractors 
  • Is responsible for on-site safety meetings and implementation of effective safety programs 
  • Is responsible for meeting all OSHA and VOSHA standards and the enforcement of the Miss Utility policy for the entire project 
  • Is responsible for recruitment, deployment and termination of hourly field personnel in accordance with company business needs and policies.  
  • Identifies, trains, and develops outstanding personnel for greater responsibilities and suggests their promotion 


  • Strong leadership and organizational skills 
  • Ability to make decisions in high pressure environment 
  • Acts with professional, ethical mannerisms 
  • Demonstrates strong critical thinking and analysis 
  • Demonstrates a creative, innovative approach to work 
  • Understands building systems and their interface with each other 
  • Master’s license in related trade (if applicable) 
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • Working knowledge in standards, specifications, codes, regulations, and laws 
  • 8-10 years’ experience in construction 
  • 3-5 years’ experience in supervisory position 
  • High School level mathematic and language skills 
  • Valid Driver’s License/Maintain Branch Group “Approved Driver” status 
  • Genuine concern & sense of urgency 
  • Ability to keep up morale on the job 


Decision Making/Judgment
Managing Conflict
Managing Resources
Managing Risk
Work Environment/Safety


Extensive trave within the region.

Supervisory Responsibility

Directly supervises three to eight employees and consultants involved in each project. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position which will typically involve 40+ hours a week. Due to the nature of the job, the employee must be available on-call early/late hours to deal with delays, bad weather and emergencies at the job site.

AAP/EEO Statement

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Nearest Major Market: Danville
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia