Skip to content

Landscape Construction Foreman


Company: Michael Scott Landscaping & Design
Job Type: Permanent Full
Salary Range: $26.00-$34.00 per hour
Posting Closes: May 31, 2021
Start Date: asap
Related Link: Visit website

Foreperson – Landscape Construction, is responsible for overseeing all on-site aspects of landscape construction projects.
Core Capabilities:
* Client and quality focus
* Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
* Team work
* Excellent problem solving abilities
* Responsibility and dependability
* Ethics and integrity
Job Duties:
* Manage and execute construction projects, planning labour requirements, equipment requirements and material deliveries and timing to ensure completion of job(s) within project deadlines
* Manage safety, quality and productivity of work at sites and/or shop/yard
* Assist in the preparation of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project including review of job folders and plans with estimator/project manager
* Supervise the day to day work activities of a landscape construction crew of 2 to 6 employees
* Delegate job tasks to appropriate crew members to assist in the completion of landscape constructions while ensuring all crew members are productive
* Conduct on-site orientations with new employees and employees in new positions, which cover all company health and safety policies, practices, and procedures
* Operate various tools and equipment, including: heavy equipment, chainsaws, jackhammers, zip levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
* Perform or delegate preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily/weekly basis
* Read and interpret blueprints, structural drawings, and specifications to delegate/complete work activities
* Meet with subcontractors and supervise quality, efficiency, and deadlines
* Complete and submit all required paperwork on a daily basis, including: LMN timesheets for all crew members, receipts, time and material billing summaries,
* Comply with all company policies and regulations
* Maintain and enforce standards of cleanliness and organization in assigned trucks, trailers, equipment, jobsites, and shop/yard areas
* Ensure that all work activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and that all crew members are in compliance with government and company PPE standards
* Employee training
* Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner while directing them to the estimator/project manager when changes are requested
Requirements:
* High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
* Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the landscape/construction industry
* Capable of operating required equipment and tools in a safe and responsible manner
* Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
* Ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines
* Time management skills
* Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
* Valid A(R)Z driver’s license an asset.
* Knowledge of specific materials, methods, tools and equipment required to complete various landscape/construction practices
* Speak, read, and write English
* Carry and use a smart phone for communication and reporting
* Must be willing to work out of town if required
Work Conditions:
* Ability to work with hand tools, power tools, small engine equipment, heavy equipment, and materials
* Ability to lift a min. of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift
* Excellent stamina is required
* Work near heavy equipment/other vehicles on a regular basis
* Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold
* 50+ hour work weeks, Mon-Fri (7am-5:30pm)
Overtime Paid after 44 hrs., Paid training and development, Group RRSP plan avail. after 2 yrs.
Schedule: 10 - 12 hour shifts, Monday to Friday
Education: Secondary School (Req'd)
Experience: Landscape Construction: 3 years (Req'd)
Licence/Certification: G License (Required)