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Ronan Brady

Ronan Brady

Recruitment Consultant

Civil Foreman

  • Listed: 13 May 2024
  • Building & Construction
  • British Columbia - Vancouver
Job Title: Foreman
Location: Vancouver, BC
  • Responsible for ensuring a strong job start-up including gaining a complete understanding of the project, the budget, scheduling requirements, and crew requirements prior to project start.
  • Manage project scheduling, daily work requirements, daily paperwork, crew, and contract payment items on an ongoing basis.
  • Coordinate production goals, targets, and scope, and troubleshoot problem areas with Site Superintendent.
  • Provide strong leadership to the crew in keeping with company philosophy of hiring the best and producing a superior product.
Key Internal Relationships and General Expectations:
  • Communicate regularly with Site Superintendents, Project Managers, and General Superintendent when required.
  • Review tasks with Site Superintendent to ensure adequate approach and construction methods and discuss any perceived problems in a constructive manner to arrive at a resolution.
  • Maintain an open dialogue with employees to ensure they are aware of the daily work plan and remain aware of how their performance measures up to company expectations.
  • On an ongoing basis, provide and limit feedback to Site Superintendent and Site HR on the performance of employees.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Review each project with the Superintendent to ensure adequate approach and construction methods.
  • Gain an understanding of the cost codes and pay items applicable to project.
  • Know the production rates required to stay on budget for principal activities.
  • Ensure adequate time to prepare for your activities prior to commencing.
  • Pre-schedule for all materials and resources to arrive before you need them and manage project scheduling to ensure the timely arrival of all materials, resources, and sub-contractors.
  • Daily management of the work includes a detailed understanding of the task each worker is assigned and ensuring that s/he understands how to accomplish the task safely and correctly.
  • Accurately complete daily paperwork, time sheets and other applicable paperwork with attention to detail.
  • Conduct daily tail-gate meetings and monitor crew to ensure safety standards are upheld.
  • In collaboration with Grade Person, ensure that accurate redline drawings are updated throughout the course of the job so they can be submitted or handed off at any point in time.
  • Monitor cost targets with Superintendent and report any anomalies.
  • Monitor and ensure crew breaks are for the allotted time only and that performance expectations are met.
  • Stay on top of weather conditions to ensure crew do not show up unnecessarily requiring the payment of 2-hour minimums.
  • Ensure all workers wear proper clothing and PPE, and have been full oriented in Health and Safety.
  • Ensure a qualified replacement (Grade Person) is designated to act as Foreman in the event s/he will be off the job site for any period of time, or that the job is shut down during her/his absence.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Foreman or Lead Hand in civil construction including earthworks, shoring and underground utilities.
  • A 2-year Diploma in a civil construction course is an asset.
  • Experience with HCSS, Heavy Job or other field data capture systems considered an asset.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and positive attitude.
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to lead and direct construction teams, analyze issues, and bring innovative solutions to achieving work plan objectives.
  • Possess a basic understanding and interpretation of Job Cost reports.
  • Must be a proficient scheduler and planner.
  • Must work well under pressure.
  • Possess an understanding of a union environment and be willing to join CLAC.
  • Current safety tickets an asset.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a clean driver’s abstract.

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