Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to grow your career at one of the industry’s leading construction firms? Put your expertise and mechanical skills to work at Austin Commercial. Austin Commercial is currently seeking an MEP Superintendent for projects in the Houston, TX area. We set the standard for commercial construction and we’re looking for talented construction professionals to join us. Austin is 100% employee-owned, so every one of our employee-owners has a vested interest in our success. As a result, we consistently meet and exceed our customers’ expectations with our commitment to safety, service, and integrity. Join us today. We Own It!
The MEP Superintendent will provide overall direction and control of the installation of all electrical, plumbing, mechanical, sheet metal, insulation, sprinkler systems, and life safety systems within Austin Commercial projects ranging from high-rise office buildings to hospitals.
Functional Areas of Responsibility
- Project Startup Activities
- Blueprint Reading
- Building Codes
- Owner/Architect Relations
- Relations with City Inspectors
- Technical Training of Subordinates
- Planning and Organizing Work Segments
- Supervision of Labor & Crafts
- Procurement of Building Materials and Supplies
- Quality and Cost Control
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Evaluates the complexity of the mechanical/electrical design and estimates both the construction costs and maintenance.
- Serves as a technical resource regarding the mechanical/electrical systems within the building.
- Attends weekly meetings with owners, architects, and subcontractors. Outlines work to be performed by the mechanical and electrical subcontractors, phasing of work, problems encountered in scheduling, quality of work, etc.
- Ensures that all mechanical/electrical shop drawings are submitted by the subs in a timely manner.
- Mechanical & Plumbing - Checks all shop drawings for P.PE routes, dimensions of toilet rooms, etc. Checks all underground piping as it is being installed. Ensures that all heavy pipe and other mechanical equipment is in place before walls are poured.
- Checks shop drawings for raceways in slabs, main switchgear layout, riser diagrams, placement of emergency generator equipment etc.
- Plans the daily and weekly activities for each MEP craft.
- Provides technical guidance and assistance in resolving day to day construction problems encountered.
- Assists the Project Manager as necessary in estimating change orders.
- Inspects all MEP field construction work in progress, including subcontracted work, and ensures that uniformly high-quality workmanship is maintained during each construction segment.
- Sheet Metal - Checks shop drawings for compliance with various building codes related to duct liners, hangers, duct connections, etc.
- Insulation - Inspects piping during installation and ensures that required insulation is placed correctly.
- Fire Sprinkler System - Establishes contact early with city fire department inspectors; inviting them to inspect work in progress. Reviews all shop drawings and ensures their adequacy and completeness to meet local codes.
- Life Safety Systems - Inspects and coordinates the installation of all life safety systems, smoke evacuation systems, pressurized portions of the building, fireman control centers, building and elevator distress communication systems, fire extinguishers, etc.
- Reviews all change orders carefully to ensure that building code requirements are met, that changes will not impact adversely on other electrical/mechanical systems in the building and that cost estimates are reasonable and customary.
- Reviews all pay requests from subcontractors and ensures that they are proper and timely.
- Acts as a liaison between owners, architects, general contractors and all associated disciplines.
- Bachelor’s degree preferred
- 5-7 years’ comparable MEP experience with a general contractor or mechanical contractor.
- Healthcare and higher education construction experience is a huge plus.
We offer excellent benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance and a matching 401K plan and we are proud to be a 100% Employee Owned Company. To learn more about Austin’s Employee-Ownership history, please go to www.austin-ind.com/core-values.html.
An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Austin ("The Company") is an equal employment opportunity employer. The Company's policy prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age (40 and over), disability, military status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.
No Agency Inquiries Please
Austin Industries and all operating divisions (Austin Bridge & Road, Austin Commercial, and Austin Industrial) do not accept unsolicited resumes, candidates’ names or summaries from staffing agencies, search firms, or third-party recruiters. Any unsolicited resumes submitted to Austin Industries, or any of its employee-owners, becomes the property of Austin Industries and Austin Industries will not pay a placement fee.
About Austin Commercial
Become an owner of one of North America's most respected and fastest growing commercial construction firms! Austin Commercial’s employee-owners put our expertise to work in regional and national operations, building iconic projects that set the bar in our industry. Whether world-class airports and aviation facilities, technologically advanced healthcare facilities, cutting-edge educational and research facilities, professional sports stadiums, high-rises, hospitality, and other leading commercial markets, Austin’s industry expertise and ingenuity are second to none. Become an employee-owner today, grow your career, and put your skills to work at Austin Commercial. We Own It!
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)See job description