Project Superintendent

Job Location

Des Moines, Iowa

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Published Date

June 22, 2022, 5:00:00 AM

About the job

Our purpose is to help individuals and organizations with real estate change. Our vision is to change the way projects are delivered through design-led construction. SHYFT offers traditional services through an Integrated Project Delivery model we believe allows clients to better achieve their “Why”. We’ve built a creative problem-solving culture where each team member goes beyond their traditional practice to influence projects from beginning to end. Our goal is to create: A BETTER WAY TO A BETTER SPACE.

Our team of architects, interior designers, construction managers, financial analysts, and project managers/owners’ representatives provide an unbiased and well-rounded perspective that allows our team to create custom solutions for our clients.

We are pleased to offer a full-time position as Project Superintendent with SHYFT Collective. This role will focus on expanding our market presence in Central Iowa with construction delivery for our development projects, integrated project delivery, as well as our preconstruction services. Your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Serve as owner’s representative who manages field activities for the assigned project(s) while fostering a culture of team building.

  • Prepare, coordinate, and manage site logistics plan, including fencing, parking, deliveries, toilets, and dumpsters.

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of all trade partner scope(s) of work and schedule requirements.

  • Manage scope expectations, project costs, general conditions, project risks, and schedules to deliver projects, on time, and within budget with high levels of customer satisfaction.

  • Escalate and manage risks impacting budget, schedule, or client business internally.

  • Ensure project and job site safety protocols are met, in accordance with State and Federal requirements, and SHYFT Collective policies and safety plan.

  • Manage construction site conditions to ensure a clean and safe jobsite. Ensure trade partners comply with daily cleanup requirements.

  • Coordinate all field activities with trade vendors in accordance with scopes of work and schedule.

  • Track construction activities and progress on a daily basis, completing both daily reports and weekly progress reports.

  • Provide Project Manager with input and documentation for all project status reports, update tracking reports, and maintain complete and accurate project data.

  • Maintain accurate and consistent electronic files and project documentation

  • With the Project Manager, update the project schedule no less than bi-weekly, identifying major construction and delivery milestones, potential risks, and weather delays.

  • Facilitate weekly Subcontractor coordination meetings with on-site Subcontractor supervisors.

  • Assist home office with labor hour estimates related to project supervision and provide constructability reviews on projects that SHYFT is designing or building.

  • Typical site hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM (or as otherwise required by project schedule).

  • Participate in company business development initiatives in central Iowa.



We encourage qualified candidates to submit by email a resume, and cover letter to


For this position, we offer a flexible work culture, annual salary, multiple bonus opportunities, and a competitive benefits package.

A few benefit highlights include:

  • Paid holidays (Total of Nine days - New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving/Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Christmas)

  • Paid personal time - Three weeks/year with the ability to gain additional PTO

  • Annual membership dues for AIA and other professional registrations, as applicable

  • Flexible technology, including hardware and software programs required to do your best work

  • Company-provided parking

  • Ultimate Flexible work schedule with work/life blend

  • Competitive healthcare or a stipend option ($140/month for those who do not use SHYFT-provided plans)

About us


Des Moines, IA, USA