Construction Project Superintendent

Job ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
Travel Required
FLSA Status
Position Location(s)
US-SD-Sioux Falls



At POET, it is our mission to be good stewards of the Earth by converting renewable resources to energy and other valuable goods as effectively as humanly possible. For over thirty years our drive and passion to change the world has enabled us to become the largest producer and marketer of bioethanol and leader in bio-based products in the world. Beyond our world-class culture, POET team members enjoy competitive pay and benefits including;

  • Attractive Relocation Assistance and Bonus Programs for qualifying positions and/or locations
  • Competitive pay, including shift premium pay for qualifying positions
  • Quarterly Profit-Sharing Bonuses, and Bi-Annual Incentive Bonuses
  • Individual and family plans for health, dental, & vision insurance, including a generous employer Health Savings Account contribution
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • A multifaceted wellness program encompassing the whole person – mentally, physically, and spiritually
  • Onsite fitness centers or fitness reimbursements
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Excellent work-life balance with a 'family-first' culture
  • Safety and cold weather gear reimbursements
  • Discounted home and auto insurance



The Project Superintendent will execute onsite management of capital construction and engineering projects under the direction of a Project Manager or Director of Project Management. The Project Superintendent will assist in the execution of the scope of work and schedule of the assigned projects.



  • Maintain a safe work record within the group and on project sites. Promote Safety Management culture on all project sites.
  • Oversee capital project construction on site to ensure proper construction practices and a safe work environment. Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Monitoring contractor’s work to ensure work is being performed according to plans and specifications.
    • Surveying the site to look for and eliminate any conditions which could result in an unsafe work environment.
    • Implementing and enforcing all required safety rules and regulations to prevent injury and protect POET from liability claims.
    • Ensure all site contractors are performing within their designated safety guidelines and establishing and providing a secure jobsite.
    • Collect and file contractor safety documentation as outlined in Site Construction Handbook.
  • Coordinate construction activities between site contractors and project team. Duties include but are not limited to:
    • Keep project drawings updated and make sure contractors are aware of any and all changes made to the design of the project.
    • Hold weekly site progress meetings to discuss safety, open issues, and plan for upcoming work.
    • Keep project team updated on the status of the jobsite through distribution of meeting minutes.
    • Keep updated records of open issues and changes encountered in the field so that they can be forwarded to the office and documented on the as-built drawings.
    • Keep daily construction logs and permit compliance logs up to day.
  • Responsible for receiving and organizing all materials and equipment delivered to the site for the purpose of constructing the project. Duties include but are not limited to:
    • Establish and organize adequate lay-down areas for materials and equipment.
    • Document receipt of all materials on site and its distribution to the proper contractor.
    • Maintain a warehouse for storing and tracking parts and fittings.
    • Change Order authorization and verification.
    • Drawing clarifications and corrections.
    • Coordinating site laydown and work configuration for trades.
  • Attend pre-bid and pre-construction meetings for contracts issued for each project.
  • Assist in coordinating the project commissioning, including the internal start-up team, sub-contractors, and vendors.
  • Create and manage project punchlists and work with the Project Manager and others to complete these tasks.
  • Foster a culture of safe behavior and environmental compliance at all times.
  • Maintain a team environment at all times and champion POET in the community.
  • Since we’re all about teamwork and getting the job done, your skill may be put to a lot of other uses!



  • 4-year degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business preferred but not required.
  • Experience Requirements:
    • Project Superintendent: 10+ years of industrial construction management.
      • 5+ years of supervisory experience strongly preferred.
    • Senior Project Superintendent: 15+ years of industrial construction management is required.
      • 10+ years of supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Must possess excellent scheduling and budget management skills.
  • Strong sense of teamwork and ownership is essential.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to change.
  • You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Project preferred. You know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite. You’re capable of learning new programs.


At POET we believe in developing our team members to their highest potential and recognizing contributions that add value to the organization. Each new team member’s position and compensation are carefully determined by considering their unique qualifications and skillset.



  • Culture is king at POET. We’re all on the same team. We always communicate. And we park our egos at the door. These aren’t just slogans on our walls. It’s the way we do things at POET.
  • Up to 100% travel will be part of the norm for this position to oversee project, potentially for weeks at a time.
  • In this role, you’ll be asked to drive a POET vehicle. A motor vehicle record check will be conducted during the preemployment process.
  • The work environment at POET is dynamic. You should expect a balance between time spent in the office and at the project sites, which may include some physical labor helping your team members.
  • Specific physical requirements may include:
    • Sitting for approximately 90% of the time while working on a personal computer.
    • Occasionally lifting weight up to sixty (60) pounds or less.
    • Climbing several flights of stairs and ladders.
    • Occasionally bending, twisting, and turning while lifting weights of less than fifty (50) pounds.
    • Walking of five (5) or more miles per day.
    • Working at heights, in confined spaces, and at temperatures from -20 to +100 degrees.
    • Standing for extended periods of time.
    • Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). POET complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding hiring and employment. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.


POET is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed

Not ready to apply yet?