Grassi Logo


POSITION TITLE:          Two positions: Construction Site Superintendent and Assistant Project Manager Initial project is a three year, $30M+ custom winery project near Lompoc.
REPORTING TO:             Project Manager on site
LOCATION:                 Lompoc, CA (Grassi & Associates is headquartered in Napa, but this project is near Lompoc)

Project is near the intersection of Santa Rosa Road and Highway 1.

OUR CLIENT:Grassi & Associates, Inc.


At Grassi & Associates, we have been privileged to work with world-class architects and the most discerning of clients. Each of our projects has been a story unto itself, because there is no formula for what we do. We approach every project with open minds, and this approach to building custom homes, estates, and select commercial projects keeps us engaged and innovative. We provide exceptional personal service to our clients.

We are craftsmen and builders, who are also artists, shunning the formulaic in favor of the innovative. We have an eye and a passion for fine work, and we have the skills to bring it to bear. We are interpreters and eternal optimists, taking an architect’s vision and a client’s dream and giving it a physical reality. We are relentless in our desire to take on new challenges, and we are hungry to learn more about the art we have chosen: building.

Our team at Grassi & Associates has been building custom homes, estates, and select commercial projects in the Napa and Sonoma valleys for over two decades. We believe that the building process should be as custom as the home we are entrusted to build. We have an enviable list of clients, from financial moguls, politicians, world famous vintners, entertainers and brand name company CEO’s.

Grassi & Associates seeks an experienced, Site Superintendent and an Assistant Project Manager to join our team for an initial project that is a three year, $30M+ custom winery near Lompoc.  We seek candidates who are interested in, and committed to becoming long-term members of the team, as the company grows in this area.

These are salaried, full time positions with benefits.

The positions are also posted here:

The Site Superintendent will oversee the construction project on site, on a daily basis. S/he will assist with the supervision of all onsite work, supervise/coordinate with all trade labor and subcontractors, and interface with the owner, architect, engineers, local officials, technicians and others.

Additional responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Work with the team to deliver the project on time and budget.
  • Plan layout and sequence of activities and schedule. Manage and layout all subcontractors’ work.
  • Review contract documents for planning purposes and to determine appropriate construction methods and construction sequencing.
  • Manage sub-contractors, vendors/suppliers, architects and change orders.
  • Oversee projects to maintain compliance with company policies, construction safety codes and other regulatory requirements.
  • Prepare daily logs for construction activities and daily project reports.
  • Coordinate with project team and building trades for the preparation and processing of project documentation, including, but not limited to submittals, daily logs, RFI’s and Change Order requests.
  • Develop and maintain positive, communicative relationships with the clients throughout the projects.
  • Be aware of and inquire about additional client work, and/or referrals.

EXPERIENCE/SKILLS REQUIRED: SITE SUPERINTENDENT We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!
  • Seven to ten years minimum experience in general construction, with emphasis on high-end residential or boutique projects preferred. At least three years of successful Site Superintendent experience.
  • Strong ability to manage and layout all subcontractors’ work.
  • Excellent hands-on construction skills with complex projects. Strong carpentry skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of construction related technologies, quality assurance and quality control.
  • Knowledge of construction software; Grassi uses MS Project.
  • Ability to read and understand construction documents, schedules, and cost reports.
  • History of completing projects within budget and schedule.
  • Solid experience in construction “best practices.”
  • Experience managing custom construction projects in the multi-million dollar range.
  • Physical ability required to lift/handle materials.
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions in all seasons.

The Assistant Project Manager (APM) will assist the Project Manager in multiple areas throughout the project’s duration. You will help execute each project phase including pre-construction, construction, closeout and post-construction services.

Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting the Project Manager with any range of these duties:
  • Collaborate with, and support the project Site Superintendent to coordinate execution of the project work.
  • Estimating: assist with the bid process including review of construction documents and understand material to bid and perform material take offs from a variety of drawings and documents in a timely manner. Review and correct potential inaccuracies in bids and material lists.
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with all parties, including clients, sub-contractors, architects and other vendors and professionals, throughout the construction process.
  • Be a part of growing the company. Be aware of and foster referral opportunities from owners, architects and others.
  • Assist, where needed, with project budgets and providing regular status reports to client and home office. Assist with day-to-day financial management of projects.
  • Assist, where needed with Scope of Work. Create/gain approval/process change orders.
  • Source subcontractors and suppliers; gain information to help with negotiation and approval of contracts.
  • Create/maintain/adhere to project schedule using Microsoft Project software.
  • Work closely with administrative staff to invoice, track and audit the project schedule of values.
  • Work with supply chain and delivery of building materials.
  • Manage communications and disseminate information to appropriate team members.
  • Help with close-out duties, including preparation of punch list, securing sign-offs and Certificate of Occupancy, filing all required Permits, and obtaining final waivers and releases for all sub-contractors.

We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!
  • Three to five years of professional construction experience, with at least two years of project management related experience. High end residential, commercial, or high-end industrial are all acceptable. Experience working directly with owners, architects, engineers, sub-contractors and vendors is a plus.
  • Experience working with unique, boutique high-end projects is preferred.
  • Estimating skills are a plus. Ability to accurately read blueprints/plans and specs to help estimate potential projects/change orders. Accurate understanding and interpretation of construction drawings.
  • Successful experience in the trades is a huge plus; we are not just looking for an academic skills.
  • Use of Microsoft Project software, or related project management software.
  • Business acumen: ability to understand construction math, budgets, costs, mark-up, margins, etc.
  • Exposure to construction related and AIA contracts.
  • Ability to create accurate spreadsheets with formulas. Excellent Microsoft Office skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Exposure to overall project administration, including managing construction documents, field reports, work orders, insurance information, etc.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and working with a team.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Professional at all times. Nice, friendly demeanor. Even temperament. Rational.
  • Interested in continuous improvement, both in teaching/mentoring others, being mentored and sharing knowledge.
  • Interest in professional career growth.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Process oriented. Methodical.
  • Physical ability required for frequent lifting or handling of materials; ability to lift up to forty (40) pounds and walk a project site.
  • Work is regularly performed in outside weather conditions and on job sites in all seasons.
  • Ability to effectively work with a team to achieve project goals.

All education is beneficial. Preference given to candidates with construction related education, degree and/or formal training.

Competitive salary, discretionary bonus potential, medical/dental/vision benefits. Paid vacation, holidays, 401k, vehicle and expenses.
Opportunity to work at a thriving, profitable company with a unique roster of construction projects. Work with world-class architects and designers.
Relocation: we will consider someone who wishes to relocate, and we will offer some relocation assistance.
Please email your resume and cover letter with Grassi in the subject line. Please not send your resume to Grassi directly.

Lisa K. Locke
Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

We are the source of your hire power.

Mail: P.O. Box 2873, Alameda, CA  94501
Phone/Fax 510-533-2055
Email to send resume/cover letter:

Flexible recruiting solutions for your KEY hiring needs

LinkedIn:; if you would like to connect, please invite me.

Keep our number for the next time you need candidates. We help companies hire people.