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Gilbane Lead Superintendent in Chicago, Illinois

If you have experience leading industrial, life science, or healthcare construction projects and you're looking for an opportunity to lead projects in a stand alone capacity, then this is the role for you! Reporting to the General Superintendent, the Lead Superintendent will be responsible for safety, scheduling, budget, quality and customer satisfaction with that trade or section in its entirety. This position will be on the job site every day and will fill a key role on the project team.

Who are we?

As a Top-10 ENR Contractor, Gilbane is a family-owned business with 45 offices that has been shaping communities since 1870. Consistently recoginized as one of the most reputable construction management firms in the country, Gilbane is committed to delivering projects safely and on-time. You will have the opportunity to build schools, labs, hospitals, corporate offices, sports arenas and more!

What’s in it for you?

Gilbane offers employees multi-dimensional training opportunities through a number of resources for employyes at all stages in their careers. While managing your responsibilities to the project, you will be able to enroll in trainings through our award-winning Gilbane University to build leadership and technical skills. In addition, Superintendent’s work under the direction of experienced General Superintendents, Project Mangers and Project Executives on each job site which provides you with opportunity to learn new industry skills every day. You will promote Gilbane’s industry-recognized safety standards, coordinate the work of trade contractors, and lead daily project meetings. Working with Gilbane’s core values at the forefront of your mind (Integrity, Teamwork, Toughmindedness, Dedication to Excellence, Discipline, Loyalty, Caring, Entrpreneurship), you will have endless opportunity to advance your career internally.

As a Lead Superintendent, you will:

  • Direct the day-to-day coordination of Gilbane’s trade contractors and their sub-contractors to ensure they turn out high-quality work that meets the approved project schedule

  • Develop, document and communicate the work plan regarding changes made in the field

  • Maintain a thorough understanding of contract documents to be able to plan ahead and anticipate potential problems before they arise

  • Obtain or verify that the subcontractors obtain all necessary permits for construction purposes

  • Establish credibility among Owners, trade contractors, unions etc. by maintaining a fair and trustworthy environment

  • Verify safety compliance with all trades; act as primary safety representative in the field and enforce quality control policies

  • Lead contractor meetings on a regular basis

  • Maintain daily reports and documentation using iBuild

  • Create, manage and update the project schedule, create and implement contingency plans when necessary

  • Communicate schedule status, updates and changes to Project Team and Trade Contractors

  • Plan, coordinate and manage jobsite logistics

  • Oversee project quality plan and implement necessary changes

  • Resolve jurisdictional disputes

  • Establish credibility among Owners, trade contractors, unions etc. by maintaining a fair and trustworthy environment


  • BS or MS degree in Engineering or Construction Management

  • 7-10 years experience on $15 million or larger healthcare, industrial or life science construction projects

  • Leading component and or whole project

  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Strong technical and communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills and ability to adapt to changing needs

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to collaborate on a daily basis with the project team

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge of Procore, Primavera Scheduling, CMIC preferred

  • Construction-document and drawing literate, with knowledge of all phases of construction

  • Experience and proficiency in all divisions of work, methods, materials, scheduling, and cost control

  • Strong knowledge and appreciation of construction safety processes and ability to enforce the project safety plan

  • Ability to create an environment where “safety first” is the culture and all trades people work with an incident and injury free attitude

  • OSHA 30 hour certified

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Tracking Code: 2021-4926

Name: Gilbane Building Company

External Company URL: http://www.gilbaneco.com/

Street: 123 N Wacker Drive