Job Information

Hensel Phelps Area Superintendent in Thornton, Colorado


Compensation Range (Colorado Only)

$82,200 - $86,310

Employment Offers are Contingent Upon Successful Completion of the Following:

  • Verification of Work Authorization and Employment Eligibility

  • Substance Abuse Screening

  • Physical Exam (if applicable)

  • Background Checks for Badging/Security Clearances (if applicable)

About Hensel Phelps

At Hensel Phelps, construction is our business. With world-class leadership and a well-honed approach developed over more than three quarters of a century, we employ expertise, experience, and ingenuity to build landmark properties – and build lasting relationships with our clients. We approach every project “The Hensel Phelps Way,” inspiring trust and delivering excellence in all we do. Our comprehensive construction services – from preconstruction through constructability and field management – deliver superior results on time and on budget. Hensel Phelps’ Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) technology enhances our ability to deliver projects faster, more cost effectively and with a greater level of quality.

The Hensel Phelps Way is built on four pillars: People, Process, Partnership and Technology.

Position Description

The Area Superintendent (AS) is responsible for a specific area of the project and reports to the Project Superintendent. The responsibilities mirror that of the Project Superintendent but are usually limited to the assigned area of the project. These responsibilities are typically safety compliance, craft supervision and production, subcontractor coordination, scheduling, material handling, daily reports, quality control and craft training.

Position Qualifications:

  • A 4-year degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture, or construction management.

  • Minimum of 5-6 years’ experience on large commercial construction projects.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

  • Strong communication skills.

  • Computer software - Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel-based templates, Prolog, Primavera and the AutoDesk Suite.

  • Experienced in construction layout, blueprint reading and shop drawing reading.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • OSHA 10 Certification.

  • CPR & First Aid Certification.

Essential Duties:

  • Safety – Create AHAs/STAs with foreman for all self-performed work. Review AHAs for subcontractors. Refer to Section SH B06 of the Safety & Health Manual.

  • Job Planning - Create material handling and site utilization plans for specific areas. Coordinate with project engineers and office engineers on material needs, RFIs, etc.

  • Scheduling - Participate in the project scheduling. Maintain 4-week schedule for his/her area.

  • Coordinate and supervise Company workforce in his/her area.

  • Develop field engineers, foremen and craft persons.

  • Coordinate and schedule subcontractors – Participate in weekly scheduling meetings with all subcontractors’ foremen.

  • Maintain accurate timekeeping and cost records. The next job you build may be bid on the basis of your cost records.

  • Material Receiving - Be sure that material received is properly inspected for quantity and quality and that the receiving tickets are properly signed and coded and given to the jobsite administrator.

  • Quality Control - Superintendent is responsible for all quality control on the project, both Company and subcontractors.

  • Maintain Project Logs.

  • Other duties as delegated by the project superintendent or project manager.

  • Working knowledge of how the VDC Scope of Work, VDC Execution Plan, and VDC deliverables align with the project planning strategies related to field operations (i.e., schedule, model coordination for submittals, constructability review, installation validation, BIM to Field Layout, Field Layout to BIM). Ability to review and navigate within the current 3D model viewing and scheduling software and collaborate with the VDC team.


Hensel Phelps provides generous benefits for our salaried employees. This position is eligible for company paid medical insurance, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, long-term disability, 401(K) retirement plan, health savings account (HSA) (HSA not available in Hawaii), and our employee assistance program (EAP). It also is eligible for employee paid enrollment in vision and dental insurance, as well as optional participation in a flexible spending account (FSA). Hensel Phelps also believes in the importance of taking time to recharge. As a result, salaried employees are eligible for paid time off beginning upon hire. This position participates in an annual bonus plan, subject to company and employee performance. This position is also eligible for a company cell phone or cell phone allowance in accordance with company policy. Further, position also receives either a vehicle or vehicle allowance in accordance with Hensel Phelps’ policies.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

Hensel Phelps is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Hensel Phelps shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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)