Portland, OR
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

Welcome to Colas Construction (COLAS), where our mission to build legacies and strengthen communities has impacted the Pacific Northwest since our founding in 1997. COLAS is a general contracting firm specializing in commercial construction of diverse scopes: civic, education, affordable and market-rate housing, mixed-use developments, and more. We center the highest standards for Clients by providing the best in today's construction with strength from their commitment to hard work from the inherent value of equity and inclusion for diversity in every aspect.  

About the Position: Superintendent  

As the Superintendent, you will lead and oversee daily activities of construction projects at the worksite and be responsible for the project's overall progress to be on time and on budget, while representing COLAS values and our commitment to safety. You will work in unison with the Project Manager in all aspects of project delivery, in addition to the ability to perform a wide variety of skilled tasks, from carpentry to project management assistance, daily reporting, and participation in meetings with project stakeholders. Work is performed following best practices of the trade. Being able to provide additional oversight is central to this role, specifically for the workforce, suppliers, vendors, subcontractors, and mentorship of colleagues; you will be empowered to focus on COLAS projects with resources to support growth and success. 

General Responsibilities: 

  • Leads and participates in all aspects of the project-specific safety plan creating a culture of safety awareness by demonstrating a commitment to an injury-free environment through individual actions and mentoring others. 

  • Coordination of the construction project, including meetings with subcontractors, owners, and personnel. 

  • Work with the Project Manager to forecast and manage budget, craft labor, equipment, materials, tools, and general working environment. 

  • Provide detailed project schedules, proof plans for the project, and write cohesive RFIs. 

  • Detailed daily log reports, and review of construction documents for constructability 

  • Coordinate specifications with engineers, identifying and clarifying any discrepancies 

Key Competencies: 

  • Proficiency in understanding and expertise in commercial construction 

  • Ability to collaborate and interact with a wide range of personalities and industry professionals 

  • Ability to conduct effective preconstruction planning sessions and project site meetings 

  • Ability to develop and implement site logistics plans and field teams 

  • Ability to use a laser, DT-30, and manage Total Station  

  • Proficiency in advanced mathematics skills 

  • Proficiency in MS Office, Procore, and Bluebeam 

  • Proficiency in Revit, Assemble, and Primavera P6 

  • Proficiency in reading blueprints in digital and printed formats 

  • Strong communication skills, oral and written in the English language 

Education & Experience Requirements: 

  • Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or related field (eight years of trade experience or equivalent experience will be considered) 

  • OSHA 30 certification (or within 6 months of hire date) 

  • Minimum of 5 years of construction experience with 3+ years of construction management  

  • Experience and proficiency in structural concrete and wood framing in commercial construction projects ranging from $25k to $50m for diverse scopes (multi-family, mixed-use, civic, education, office, etc.) 

  • Current driver's license 

Colas Construction, Inc. (COLAS) is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value equitable hiring practices and adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, or disability. We assure you that employment with COLAS depends solely on your qualifications.  

Thank you for your interest in COLAS, where we are Building Tomorrow, Today! 


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