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Landscape Construction Foreman

Job Number: 2

Permanent   |  Ayr, Ontario   |  Posted on Aug 10, 2017 ← Back

The Landscape Construction Foreman is responsible for overseeing all on-site aspects of landscape construction projects.

 

Core Capabilities:

 

  • Customer and quality focus
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Team work
  • Excellent problem solving abilities
  • Responsibility and dependability
  • Ethics and integrity

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage the execution of construction projects, planning labour requirements, equipment requirements and material deliveries and timing to ensure completion of job(s) within project budgets and deadlines
  • Conduct goal setting meetings 2-3 times per day on all projects
  • Manage safety, quality and productivity of work at sites and/or shop/yard
  • Assist in the preparation and layout of jobsites prior to the beginning of a project
  • Supervise, coordinate, and schedule the day to day work activities of a landscape construction crew of 3 to 6 employees.
  • Delegate job tasks to appropriate crew members to assist in the completion of landscape constructions
  • Participate in recruitment activities by conducting secondary interviews with potential job candidates
  • Conduct on-site orientations with new employees and employees in new positions, which cover all company health and safety policies, practices, and procedures
  • Conduct on-site reviews with new employees and employees in new positions, following company documentation and reporting back to management with results
  • Carry out disciplinary actions as a result to breaches of contract by employee
  • Participate in the termination of new Design/build employees by documenting breaches of contract and reporting back to management
  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: heavy equipment, chainsaws, jackhammers, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.
  • Assist in the construction of patios, steps, walkways, fences, decks, posts, pergolas, etc.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on tools and equipment by conducting inspections, lubricating, and cleaning on a daily 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: daily site meeting logs, crew daily forms, equipment daily inspection forms, attendance tracking, time and materials billing summaries, requests for time off, etc.
  • 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

 

Minimum requirements:

 

  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent
  • Minimum of 7 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 tight deadlines
  • Time management skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • 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 or data-enabled device for communication and reporting

 

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

 

 

Results:

 

  • Landscape construction projects completed on budget within allotted labour hours
  • Schedules adhered to
  • Client expectations properly managed and high levels of customer satisfaction achieved on every project
  • Warranty work kept to an absolute minimum
  • Zero injuries reported due to jobsite, shop/yard safety management and safety training for new employees
  • Zero down time due to improper equipment care or maintenance
  • Generation of new leads created by jobsite cleanliness, approachability and overall professionalism


Job summary

Company

Quiet Nature Ltd

Job Type

Permanent

Location

Ayr, Ontario

Start Date

Aug 21, 2017


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