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Landscape Construction Foreman

Job Number: 01

Permanent   |  Stirling, Ontario   |  Posted on Feb 16, 2019 ← Back

Are you an inspired, skilled, creative, committed and self-motivated nature-lover? Are you like us and just love hard-work and a good challenge?

We are a group of unique people building unique outdoor spaces. If you would like to work outdoors  getting your hands dirty while doing meaningful work creating beautiful gardens, ponds, waterfalls and custom natural stonework you can be proud of... If you're passionate and are looking to continuously keep learning while aiming for the top...we want to hear from you!

LAVISH is actively growing and we want you to grow with us by providing you with serious career growth and training opportunities. Check us out at lavishgardens.ca

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reports to: Owner

 

Summary:

The Landscape Construction Foreman/Supervisor is responsible for overseeing all on-site aspects of water feature and 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

 

Job Duties:

  • Manage the execution of construction projects, planning labor 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, coordinate, and schedule the day to day work activities of a landscape construction crew of 2 to 5 employees

  • Delegate job tasks to appropriate crew members to assist in the completion of water feature and 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

  • Operate various tools and equipment, including: heavy equipment, concrete saws, laser levels, measurement equipment, shovels, hammers, drills, etc.

  • Assist in the construction of water features, walkways, patios, walls, steps, 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

 

Requirements: 

  • 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 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

 

If you think you might be a good fit for this position, please email a cover letter and your resume to: grow@lavishgardens.ca

We look forward to hearing from you!

 


Job summary

Company

Lavish

Job Type

Permanent

Location

Stirling, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 15, 2019


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