Throughout his 16-year career, Senior Superintendent Jason Tuerk has served as a leader both on and off the jobsite. Originally hailing from Southern California, Jason has left his mark on the area that he calls home by spearheading construction efforts on more than $1.2 billion of work throughout the Golden State.
In recognition of his role as a rising leader in the construction industry, Jason was recently recognized as a Top Young Professional by ENR California.
Most recently, Jason was instrumental in delivering the landmark the North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Neighborhood (NTPLLN) for University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego). The $500 million, 1.6 million-square-foot NTPLLN seamlessly blends residential, academic, commercial, and cultural programming into one community. At its peak, Jason was overseeing over 850 craftworkers at the site. Despite the unprecedented challenges presented by COVID-19, Jason managed stringent safety and health protocols while meeting schedule and program requirements, resulting in the successful completion of the largest capital project in the history of the university.
Jason brings to his role a “can do” attitude that delivers results in the field. Currently leading a renovation program at Vandenberg Space Force Base for Northrop Grumman, Jason is adding to his portfolio of highly complex projects which also include the 278,000-square-foot headquarters for the California Independent System Operator (Cal ISO), the 1.2-million-square foot Pacific Beacon military housing complex, and the repair and reuse of the historic Los Angeles Hall of Justice.
Deeply committed to building safely, Jason has spearheaded several key initiatives to grow the safety culture at Clark. Jason is credited with leading Clark’s company-wide adaptation of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) smartphone application, an app which allows users easy access to an emergency contact list, and action plans in case of fire, vehicular accidents, medical injuries, serious accidents, and other emergencies. He piloted the program as a superintendent at the Ventura County Medical Center Hospital Replacement Wing project and helped to establish the app as an important part of Clark’s robust safety program.
As Jason has grown into his role within the company, so has his role in inspiring the next generation of field leaders. He has both participated and actively supported the company’s mentorship and professional development programs. An alumna of Clark’s Field Development Group (FDG), an intensive training for the company’s top superintendents, Jason has served as both a FDG mentor and presenter.
Jason believes making time for others is key to maintaining a work-life harmony, deriving immense satisfaction from forging strong connections to the community where he works and lives. His educational background, combined with his love for constant learning and an innate ability to build relationships – with clients, trade contractors, teammates, and tradespeople – all make for an effective leader in the field.