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Burns & McDonnell General Superintendent in Kansas City, Missouri


The General Superintendent is responsible for the day to day on-site administrative and construction processes of all field related activities. The General Superintendent will ensure contractual completion of the various project discipline superintendents to include electrical, mechanical, civil, instrumentation and controls, and construction.

  • Responsible for overall project safety management and compliance with the applicable Safety and Health Plans. This includes, reviewing and auditing site specific safety documentation for Pre-Task Analysis (PTAs) and Task Safety Observations (TSOs) on a regular basis.

  • Lead and oversee field meetings including: safety, coordination and schedule meetings.

  • Enforce compliance with project procedures, safety program requirements, work rules and client requirements. Document all violations, notify Construction Management, and recommend/implement corrective actions as required. Provide accurate performance feedback for project team members.

  • Develop and foster effective client and subcontractor relationships.

  • Interface with client representatives, municipal authorities and other contractors as necessary to execute projects.

  • Communicate and interface with Engineering Manager and discipline engineers to resolve field engineering items.

  • Collaborate with the project management team to implement Project Execution Plans, project procedures, working documents, site procedures and project standards.

  • Responsible for ensuring contractural compliance with contracted and subcontracted parties on designated construction related activities.

  • Review Subcontractor progress payments and Supplier invoices under supervision from Construction Manager.

  • Provide technical assistance, interpretation of drawings, and recommendation of construction methods and equipment installation.

  • Assist Construction Manager with completing daily, weekly and monthly progress reports in addition to other reports as necessary to document construction progress. Review all subordinate and Subcontractor field reports.

  • Utilize three-week look-ahead reports and the overall project schedule to identify any concerns with work plans.

  • Assist Construction Manager with overseeing and directing construction progress tracking and forecasting including Field Progress Measurement Systems, Critical Path Scheduling and commodity tracking systems.

  • Assist Construction Manager with overseeing and directing the final construction documentation turnover process to clients. This includes construction turnover to clients or internal startup and commissioning teams.

  • Supervise and enforce compliance with project Quality Management System under supervision of the Construction Manager.

  • Read, interpret, and understand civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, controls and instrumentation drawings, specification and commercial documents.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum 7 years construction management experience or craft supervision experience on a similar project.

  • General understanding of all construction disciplines

  • Position requires excellent communications skills and supervisory skills of field construction personnel.

  • Must be able to meet company's driving requirements.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite.


Job Field Construction Management

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 100 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 192325



Equal Employment Policy: It is the policy of Burns & McDonnell to offer equal opportunity in all areas of employment to all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. View our EEO policy statements.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

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