Foreman

Job Number: 007
Term: full-time
Closing Date: January 31, 2020

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Foreman provides leadership, schedules, coordinates, supervises and ensures the safety and productivity of crews at the worksite. As a key participant in the relationship with the contractor, company and client, the Foreman is a management liaison and client interface.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides visible leadership and commitment to health and safety
  • Maintains communication with other personnel on site as required, assists with daily meetings, and records activities in journal
  • Follows all rules, policies, and procedures as per the company health and safety manual and all other applicable legislation
  • Assesses competency and capability of onsite workers including evaluating crew capability and bench-marking others to ensure that the crew meets required levels of quality
  • Coordinates construction activities for the project to ensure activities are executed in a safe, healthy, environmentally responsible and efficient manner
  • Is familiar with GCS safety manual, provincial OH&S regulations and client/contractor manual
  • Ensures activities are completed in accordance with recognized standards and client requirements
  • Recognizes addresses, resolves and reports issues/problems among/between crew(s)
  • Translates general work requirements into a prioritized work plan for each crew
  • Reviews inspection reports and coordinates resolutions to deficiencies
  • Ensures logs or diaries are maintained on a daily basis
  • Recommends personnel changes including hiring, promotions and corrective actions
  • Oversees the execution of the work, including quality and production, by ensuring that the crews work to job specifications and follow drawings
  • Participates in initial safety and hazard assessments (completion of JHA/FLHA, etc.)
  • Ensures new crew members are oriented to the job prior to starting work
  • Has basic knowledge in blue print reading and use of site survey stakes
  • Supervises subcontractor’s activities
  • Assigns individual and crew tasks
  • Leads by example
  • Translates general work requirements into a prioritized plan for individual tasks and assignments
  • Reviews and adjusts specific workface activities and task schedules to meet established production schedules
  • Works with crew to overcome work challenges
  • Inspects completed work and initiating timely solutions
  • Obtains permits as required
  • Completes quality and required statistics reports
  • Coordinates on-the-job training for laborers or operators and facilitates mentoring by skilled laborers/operators
  • Reports emergency or hazardous situations promptly
  • Ensures accurate time records are kept for employees/workers on site
  • Able to build and foster positive relationships with field personnel, President, clients, subcontractors, and other groups involved in field construction activities
  • Possesses extensive knowledge and experience in civil works construction, operation of heavy equipment, maintenance methods and techniques

SITE SPECIFIC:

  • Must deal directly with the site supervisor as to equipment needs, job procedures, manpower needs, job scope changes or any issues that arise on the job site. The site supervisor will then update senior management
  • All safety violations or incidents must be addressed immediately and reported to the site safety representative and the site supervisor. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action
  • All site decisions must be directed through the site supervisor
  • A daily journal/diary must be maintained that is specific to the site activities including issues with personnel

KEY COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Able to be diplomatic when dealing with difficult situations
  • Knowledge of computer programs (MS Word, Excel, Email, Internet) is an asset
  • Is punctual, dependable and competent in one’s job
  • Able to work with minimal supervision after initial training period
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, under pressure and with tight deadlines

AUTHORITY LEVELS:

  • To report and stop any unsafe acts
  • Day to day operations of worksite personnel under his/her direction

ACCOUNTABILITY:

  • The Foreman is accountable for the project’s safety performance relative to his/her workers
  • Give direction to workers in the day to day activities required to complete the project safely, on time and per the contract requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma is an asset
  • Previous management experience an asset
  • Must be able to travel to project site for the duration of the job
  • Able to assess crew skills, lead the crew and coach and teach new crew members
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in civil works construction

Valid certifications including (but not limited to):

  • H2S Alive
  • Standard First Aid- Level C
  • Ground Disturbance 201 Standard
  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-0 9)
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence
  • Spotter Training
  • GCS yearly orientation
  • WHMIS
  •  Electrical Division Foremen also require:
    • Electrical Safety Training System (ESTS)
    • Fall Arrest
    • Aerial Work Platform


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