Superintendents oversee all phases of a construction project from initial planning to completion. Responsible for communicating site rules regarding safety procedures to new hires and enforcing those rules. Serve as timekeepers or approve time cards for payroll. Prepare the work schedule, must be familiar with each labor contract to ensure that violations of the terms do not occur. Supervise foremen, who in turn supervise the workers. On smaller sites, manager the workers directly. it is the job of the superintendent to inspect work performed by employees, other contractors and sub-contractors.