Underground Foreman

Location: Fort McMurray, AB, Canada
Date Posted: 01-30-2018
E Construction Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors, with over 600 employees helping us provide our products and services throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories. Our equipment fleet and shops are among the most modern in our business. We take pride in our employees and place a high-value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day.

We are looking for a professional and enthusiastic, seasonal Underground Foreman, to work full-time in our Fort McMurray Division.
 
SUMMARY
Reporting to the Superintendent, the Underground Foreman directs and manages all on-site construction workers, subcontractors and equipment, enforcing the company’s direction, policies, procedures and safety standards, while meeting construction deadlines.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Lead and direct people, equipment and resources in the installation of waterlines, sanitary sewer, hydrant vaults, ductile iron, and Victaulic products.
  • Ensure sufficient deployment and productivity of work crews.
  • Engage in open communication with the Superintendent and Project Managers, and report any issues which could affect the project plan.
  • Organize and coordinate the daily activities of all crew members, subcontractors, equipment and utilize corrective action to keep the project on time and on budget.
  • Identify and execute best practices concerning the efficient use of construction materials.
  • Plan work in an efficient and effective order, maximizing progress in a safe and timely manner.
  • Review and adhere to construction schedules, ensuring milestones and completion dates are met.
  • Ensure company equipment is lawfully operated, cared for, maintained and used effectively.
  • Read and interpret project plans and specifications.
  • Operate heavy equipment and other construction duties as necessary.
  • Ensure all new hires receive their required orientation, and attend company designated training.
  • Monitor and manage employee attendance, ensuring the timely arrival and participation of all crew members, and notifying employees of rain days, prior to the start of the work.
  • Delegate tasks, instruct, supervise, lead and direct underground crew.
 
REQUIREMENTS/EXPERIENCE
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. preferred
  • Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience within the road construction industry required.
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience as an Underground Foreman.
  • Knowledge of base construction methods, road construction materials, heavy equipment operation and industry requirements.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
  • Willing to work out of town and in remote locations, as required.
  • Willing to work overtime, as required.
  • Must comply with the company's drug and alcohol policy, as well as fitness testing requirements.
 
What's in it for you?
 We are pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including pension plan, educational assistance, as well as excellent opportunities for professional growth.
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