Field Superintendent in Houston, TX at FirstKey Homes, LLC

Date Posted: 3/26/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    3/26/2021

Job Description

Overview

The Field Superintendent will oversee maintenance work orders and construction project management of residential rental properties in their assigned FirstKey Homes region. This role will serve as a project manager that interacts with a local vendor base. In addition, the Field Superintendent will provide training and support to field teams in other markets when needed. 



Responsibilities

  • Monitor upcoming project pipeline and delivery schedule to coordinate efforts across functional groups in the region.  
  • Inspect homes to create a scope of work that will be the basis of a budget.   
  • Plan and schedule renovation projects for homes after residents move out.   
  • Create and review budgets using an Excel template.   
  • Receive, process, and dispatch work order requests.   
  • Manage a vendor base to complete assigned work orders and projects within the FirstKey Homes expected pricing, quality, and timeframes.  
  • Negotiate with vendors on the price of work orders.   
  • Manage field team employees to complete work in a professional and timely manner.   
  • Complete and submit change orders for variances to initial budget.   
  • Manage the open work orders for the assigned area using Yardi.   
  • Update project and work order tracking systems.   
  • Handle and resolve resident issues involving work orders in a professional manner. 
  • Review, approve, and submit invoices weekly.   
  • Update local management teams on the status and progress on work orders and project.  
  • Communicate with other property management team members on project completion status and upcoming move-in inspections.  
  • Coach, train, build consensus, anticipate roadblocks, and motivate regional teams in all facets of efficient field operations.  
  • Train regional field teams to ensure budgets are consistent with the quality and pricing standards for the market.   
  • Analyze data and report on projects to next level management to influence changes for efficiency and best practices.   
  • Assist with the creation and implementation of policies relating to all areas of field operations.   
  • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties.  Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s manager at any time based upon Company need. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Qualifications

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent 
  • Valid driver’s license, auto insurance and own/lease reliable, work appropriate transportation  
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with Construction Management or similar role 
  • Strong knowledge of construction practices, sequencing and property management cycle 
  • Experience with preparing scopes of work, construction schedules and cost estimates 
  • Experience with building permits and dealing with building officials  

PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE  

  • Experience using Yardi Voyager or similar property management program 
  • Experience with residential maintenance and renovation 
  • Experience working in a fast paced, high-growth company 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE 

  • Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads. 
  • Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. 

REQUIRED SKILLS 

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. 
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. 
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. 
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. 
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. 
  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. 
  • Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. 
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. 
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. 
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. 

WORK STYLES & BEHAVIORS 

  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. 
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. 
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. 
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. 
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. 
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. 

FirstKey Homes is an equal opportunity employer and will not tolerate discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected classification or status. 

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