Wight & Company, a fully integrated Architecture/Engineering/Construction Management firm headquartered in Darien, Illinois, is looking for an experienced Construction Superintendent for our dynamic construction team.  Our diverse projects include schools, municipal buildings, commercial and recreation projects.  We are consistently recognized for our award-winning projects and are looking for leaders who can enhance our record of successful project delivery and excellent client satisfaction.


  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of all field construction activities

  • Establish and maintain a positive rapport and great working relationships with clients and subcontractors

  • Interact with the project design team in a cooperative and productive manner

  • Assist Project Managers in developing work scopes and bid packages to support the procurement of all construction-related activities

  • Develop and maintain the construction schedule; coordinate subcontractors; monitor and report on work progress

  • Provide input in coordinating design documents with field conditions

  • Prepare daily and weekly reports (daily reports, safety audits, progress reports, etc.) in compliance with Company and project requirements

  • Maintain project quality control; monitor and assure conformance with the design document

  • Assure compliance with company’s safety policies and procedures. Enforce project specific safety requirements. Ensure job site safety and security.

  • Assure compliance with company’s safety policies and procedures.  Enforce project specific safety requirements. Maintain site security and monitor jobsite safety

  • Develop site logistics plans and coordinate site activities with Client operations

  • Interface with and support Project Manager and design team as necessary

  • Work with the Project Manager to assure the smooth and timely execution of each project

  • Conduct weekly project meetings with all trade contractors

  • Assist in weekly project status meetings with the Owner, Architect and Construction teams

  • Participate in the review of change requests as required

  • Support the growth and development of the Construction Group as a whole, including regular meetings, and involvement in industry events and requested

Desired Qualifications:                                                                                    

  • A minimum of six years’ experience managing all aspects of construction site activities

  • Excellent ability to communicate with subcontractors, suppliers, owners, and management

  • Strong job history with a superior safety track record

  • Strong computer skills

  • Extensive knowledge of construction industry means and methods

  • Thorough understanding of architectural, civil, mechanical, and electrical plans and specificationsAbility to demonstrate creative problem-solving skills;

  • Experience with and proficiency using web-based Construction Management systems such as CMIC, Procore, etc.

  • Design-Build project delivery experience considered a plus

  • Experience with Lean Construction techniques including Last Planner System is preferred

  • A degree in Construction, Architecture or Engineering is considered a plus

  • Strong understanding of OSHA requirements. OSHA 30-hour certification preferred

  • Experience with scheduling software (Microsoft Project) a plus

  • LEED Accreditation and/or experience on LEED Certified projects considered a plus

Wight offers a flexible work environment, a friendly culture and opportunities for career growth.  We value an entrepreneurial spirit and provide our employees with the latest technology to expand their capabilities.

Wight & Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. Please view the following links for more information - EEO, EEO Supplement, and Pay Transparency.

Wight & Company values diversity in our workforce. We are committed to recruiting, hiring and promoting people with disabilities and veterans. If you need an accommodation to assist with completing the electronic application, please call us at 630.969.7000 and ask to speak with a Human Resources representative.

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