Synergi Site Superintendent James Waterman Speaks to His Experience in the Industry
Often at the center of the action, a Site Superintendent oversees virtually every aspect of a given project, including safety, scheduling, and financials.
This Careers In Construction Month, we would like to emphasize the importance of this demanding position with insight from one of our General Superintendents, James Waterman! James’ role requires him to be the link between various project parties, managing the on-site construction team, overseeing safety, health, project costs, and much more.
WHAT EDUCATION/TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS ROLE?
This role requires a high school diploma, and the skill to read architectural and shop drawings and benchmarks. Having a welding certificate is also beneficial.
HOW MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ARE REQUIRED IN YOUR INDUSTRY?
In this field, more than 5 years of experience is needed as a prerequisite.
“IT’S AN INTERESTING OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO KNOW THE ENTIRE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY.”
WHAT DOES THE POSITION ENTAIL?
The main responsibility of this job is to keep daily records of the crews, reporting to General Contractors and Project Managers, ensuring updated drawings are available for the crews, quality controls, and safety management.
WHAT PURPOSE DOES THIS ROLE SERVE?
Synergi site representation and acting as site expert.
WHAT TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT DO YOU WORK IN, AND WHAT TOOLS ARE NEEDED TO PERFORM YOUR ROLE?
I work in both the office and the field – in all climates! My position requires measuring tools, lasers, tablets, construction software, cameras, and more.
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THIS PROFESSION TO SOMEONE LOOKING TO START A NEW CAREER?
Yes, it’s an interesting opportunity to get to know the entire construction industry.