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Construction Superintendent

Company: oWow
Location: Oakland
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

Our mission: Affordable by Design: Housing for All:

Description: Our goal is to turn housing into an essential commodity, enabling equal access to jobs and education regardless of economic or family background. We do this by building MacroUnits which are Affordable/Adaptable/Personalized Homes.

In cities everywhere people are struggling to find affordable housing near where they want to learn, work or play. This translates to loss of income, loss of education and economic stagnation as people live where they can afford and not where opportunity, education, and jobs are. See article here: https://www.economist.com/leaders/2015/04/04/space-and-the-city

This is where oWOW comes in.

We are building MacroUnits, flexible 1-2-3-4 bedrooms apartments that feature efficient space design, magic walls, along with advanced software to fill the units. We are a vertically integrated development company from acquisition to operation and active in the market. We do everything from acquisitions, entitlements, construction, property management, software, and prototyping new unit designs or software designs to fill the units.

We are looking for a Superintendent

Key Responsibilities:

  • Resolves problems as they arise regarding plans or specifications, conflicts with the architect, engineer, clients and subcontractors and documentation of all corrections, changes, requests, unknown existing conditions and conflicts with a 'can-do' attitude
  • Review all drawings, specifications and subcontractor submittals - Chair or attend pre-job conference, regular subcontractor meetings
  • Schedules and directs all inspections with city officials, government agencies and private agencies - Schedules all trades and material deliveries daily
  • Produces and submits the following documents accurately as per the designated timeframe:
  • As Builts - Records updates weekly

    • 3 week look ahead and updated master schedule (in conjunction with PM)

    • RFI's & RFI Logs Weekly
    • Daily Reports
    • Time sheets, work orders, daily reports and invoice approval
    • Assists Project Manager with bidding, subcontract scope of work, pricing of subcontractor change orders, formulating construction schedule and maintaining construction schedule throughout the project from start to finish
    • Recruit, organize, train, direct and coordinate field construction team including subcontractor's direct hire work
    • Supervise all onsite construction activities of assigned projects from start to finish, with a commitment to finish on time and on budget


      • Previous onsite construction experience in the field
      • Hands-on and not afraid to perform work when needed
      • Work professionally with architects, engineers, designers, subcontractors, vendors, and your team
      • Must have prior experience with the building permit process and inspections
      • Working knowledge of all phases of construction, reading plans and able to lay-out, as well as, specifications for all trades
      • Excellent communication skills and multi-tasking ability
      • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize work assignments
      • Ability to get along with others under stress and function as a professional team player
      • Not required but helpful: proficient in Excel, Word,Microsoft Project, and Procore


        • 4+ Years Experience as a Superintendent (Experience accepted as an Assistant Superintendent)

          • Extensive field construction experience - Working knowledge of all crafts (ability to read and understand specifications for all trades), and prior experience as foreman or journeyman in at least one trade, or project engineer
          • Knowledge of OSHA laws
          • Knowledge of job scheduling, planning, expediting and cost control
          • Ability in problem-solving
          • Strong sense of urgency

            • A doer rather than a talker, solutions rather than problems

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