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Graham Construction Company Construction Superintendent I in West Des Moines, Iowa

John Graham, a well-known developer, in the Midwest founded Graham Construction in 1981. John believed in building relationships, always doing the right thing, and looking at each project as a long-term promise; that needed to stand the test of time. More than 40 years later our company still holds these values. Graham Construction has grown into a premier Midwest General Contractor and Construction Manager. The commitment to quality and client satisfaction has led us to a long list of repetitive business, growth into three regions, and a leading employer.

JOB TITLE: Superintendent I

REPORTS TO: Field Operations Manager

PURPOSE: The purpose of this job is to lead small to medium and/or less complex construction project(s) while always ensuring the project is completed on time and aligned with the budget.


  • Collaborates with trade partners, field and office staff on a daily basis to complete construction projects on schedule

  • Manages the work of trade partners per contract

  • Ensures local, state, and national building codes are followed

  • Enforce Graham and OSHA safety requirements

  • Build and maintain relationships with owners, architects, trade partners, and industry representatives

  • Construct buildings per plans and specs

  • Complete all daily, weekly, and monthly reports

  • Manage carpenters, laborers, field engineers, and interns

  • Utilize Procore, Bluebeam, Microsoft Projects, Outlook, and Excel

  • Plan and manage schedule with a six-week look ahead

  • Attend and contribute to pull sessions and other preconstruction activities

  • Enforce Graham quality standards per Graham core processes

  • Collaborate with project managers to manage budget, labor, and cost codes

  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in management or related degree + 5 years of commercial construction experience or equivalent commercial construction field experience

  • Demonstrated ability to build commercial construction projects

  • Great verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to build per construction drawings

  • Extremely detail-oriented

  • Ability to work nights and weekends as necessary

  • Valid driver’s license

  • Ability to pass physical capacity profile

  • Must be able to navigate all areas of the construction site in all types of weather.

  • Use project management and scheduling software effectively.

  • Ability to take and pass OSHA 30 certification

  • Ability to work within one of Graham Construction’s operational areas as assigned