Landscape Construction Foreperson

Job Number: 01-2019

Permanent   |  Orillia, Ontario   |  Posted on Dec 11, 2018

Foreperson – Landscape Construction

Reports to: Manager/Owner


The Landscape Construction Foreperson 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
* 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
* 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 materials 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
* Enforce and work in accordance with all local health and safety laws and regulations at shop/yard and on jobsites
* Employee training
* Communicate with customers in a polite and courteous manner


* High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
* Minimum of 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
* Must possess a valid “G” driver’s license, A(r) and Z licenses required for a senior foreperson
* 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 (LMN)
* 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 minimum of 50 lbs. repeatedly through an entire work shift
* Ability to work in a fast paced environment
* Excellent stamina is required
* Work near heavy equipment and other vehicles on a regular basis
* Work outdoors in various conditions including heat and humidity, rain, dust, noise, and cold
* Flexible working hours including occasional weekend work

We offer a Group RSP Plan, Paid Training and Development, and overtime paid after 44 hours.

Salary Range: $26-34/hr

Job summary


Michael Scott's Landscaping & Design

Job Type



Orillia, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 15, 2019