Hiring profile for:

Construction Super-intendent

HighMatch’s team of workplace psychologists break down the critical qualities, skills, and knowledge construction superintendents need to be successful.

Employment Outlook

8%+
avg Growth rate

478k+
job openings annually

$98K+
median pay

Role Snapshot

Construction superintendents plan, coordinate, budget, and supervise construction projects from start to finish. Some construction superintendents are responsible for managing several projects at once.

Construction superintendents work closely with other building specialists, lawyers, and government officials to ensure that the project meets required material specifications and design specifications and are completed on time and within budget.

common work activities:

  • Preparing cost estimates, budgets, and work timetables
  • Interpreting and explaining contracts and information
  • Collaborating with architects, engineers, and specialists
  • Monitoring projects and reporting budget and progress
  • Responding to work delays, emergencies, and other problems
  • Ensuring that the project complies with legal requirements

Common Challenges

equality

Women make up 8% of Superintendents yet earn only 91% of their male counterparts.

Diversity

The vast majority of Construction Superintendents are older (avg. age: 46) and White (78%).

retention

The average Construction Superintendent stays at their job for 1-2 years.

Construction Superintendents Job Profile

HighMatch’s workplace psychologists developed a job profile for Construction Superintendents that outlines the measures that are most predictive in determining success.

They have also defined behavioral measures hiring managers should explore further during the interview.

Additional titles for this role include:

Concrete Foreman, Construction Area Manager, Construction Foreman, Construction Manager, Construction Services Manager

Personality Measures

There are several personality traits that often align with success in this role, however every role is unique.

Our workplace psychologists personalize the assessment to your role, adjusting the weighting and target ranges of each trait to align with your needs.

Priority measures:

  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, and dependable
  • Attention to Detail: being careful and thorough in completing tasks
  • Leadership: being willing to lead, take charge, and offer direction
  • Initiative: being willing to take on responsibilities and challenges

They Trust HighMatch:

The HighMatch Construction Assessment

HighMatch’s Construction Assessment includes a highly configurable test that’s fast, intuitive and measures personality and aptitude right out of the box.

Best of all, it comes pre-populated with job profiles for the most popular roles. These profiles were built by our workplace psychologists and are validated for accuracy.

For larger organizations, HighMatch can build a personalized construction assessment tailored to your role and culture.

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Wayne Homes uses HighMatch to Identify Qualified Applicants

Hear from Michael Luckie-Ewing, former VP of People and Culture at Wayne Homes, a custom home builder serving 5 states for over 40 years.

Michael and his team used HighMatch to better filter applicants for the qualities and skills that contribute to success across every role in their organization.

Cognitive Measures

Our workplace psychologists have identified several cognitive measures that help identify if a candidate has the ability to be successful in this role.

Our workplace psychologists personalize the assessment, adjusting the weighting and target ranges of each ability to align with your needs.

Priority measures:

  • Information Ordering: arranging things according to specific rules
  • Problem Sensitivity: telling when something is likely to go wrong
  • Deductive Reasoning: applying general rules to specific problems
  • Inductive Reasoning: combining information to form conclusions
  • Oral Comprehension: listening to and understanding verbal information

Problem Solving Assessments

Organizing and managing a project comes with numerous difficulties and complexities. Construction superintendents are responsible for ensuring progress isn’t derailed when such issues arise.

A problem solving assessment, which asks candidates to react to real-life scenarios they are likely to encounter, can help hiring managers understand how they are likely to react to similar situations when on the job.

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Skill & Knowledge Measures

Our workplace psychologists have identified several cognitive measures that help identify if a candidate has the ability to be successful in this role.

Our workplace psychologists personalize the assessment, adjusting the weighting and target ranges of each ability to align with your needs.

Priority measures:

  • Microsoft Excel: a quick, mobile-friendly assessment designed to test a candidate’s knowledge of MS Excel
  • Computer Literacy: This fast, mobile-friendly test assesses candidate’s understanding of basic computer use
  • English Fluency: This fluency test assesses a candidate’s understanding of the English language

HighMatch can also quickly create short, personalized skills tests covering topics like Blueprint Reading or Project Management, all powered by our modern, mobile-first assessment engine and tailored to your role and organization.

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