Construction Foreman


Calgary Alberta Canada

Hiring Organization: 

Technical Workforce Inc.

Reporting to the Superintendent or General Foreman, the Foreman assists and supports Superintendent/General Foreman activities with field operations and is responsible for implementing their plans with respect to project activities. This will include the supervision of self-performed and subcontracted construction work. The Foreman focuses on the execution of the work and may engaged directly with trades and sub trades, serving as a communicator between the Superintendent or General Foreman and the craft to ensure that project milestones are translated meaningfully to the crews. The Foreman is responsible for effectively leading, supervising, maintaining and disciplining subordinates professionally and objectively, and is aware of which issues they are able to manage themselves and which issues need to be escalated. Under the guidance of the Superintendent or General Foreman, the Foreman is actively working to transition from ‘building the job’ to ‘supervising the job,’ recognizing the challenges and opportunities that accompany that shift.

Project Specific Information:

We are looking for Foremen to join our team at the SW Calgary Ring Road. 5+ years of bridge experience is required.

Essential Functions


Communicate the details from construction strategies, project execution plans and schedules to the craft while setting daily achievement goals.
Lead consistently the expectations and directions received from Superintendents and General Foreman regarding construction methods, company policies and procedures, safety/loss prevention, quality control, and performance expectations.
Assist with the review and coordination of the project safety plan.
Lead craft workers in project execution, inspection, testing and safe work plans.
Ensure the project site and company assets are secure
Maintain and support a safe and respectful working environment at all times.
Supervise and report craft behaviours and assist with conducting performance reviews. Under the supervision of a Superintendent or General Foreman, carry out performance management, disciplinary action, termination, back charges and other required actions.
Attend all Progress and Safety meetings with subcontractor representatives and review and obtain agreements on upcoming work to be accomplished.
Planning and Process

Understand the project specifications and general conditions of the contract and confirm that all materials and work comply with the contract and quality specifications.
Advise Superintendent, General Foreman and Project Management and other personnel as required with respect to changes to methods, materials, schedules and procedures.
Review craft timesheets for accuracy and track quantities of work executed with respect to productivity reporting

Take personal responsibility both for your own health and safety, and that of other workers, visitors to the site(s), the community, and the environment.
Assist, conduct, and coach worker(s) in Field Level Risk Assessments (FLRAs), and Behaviour Based Safety (BBS) observations and reporting.
Know and comply with client requirements, Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, and all applicable government laws and regulations.
Follow the HSE KPI’s set forth in the project specific safety plan, ensure BBO’s, site inspections and focus audits are conducted as set forth in the Project Specific Safety Plan.
Hold craft workers accountable for HSE performance and verify that workers are executing their responsibilities properly.
Always demonstrate HSE leadership.
Hold daily toolbox and close out meetings with craft workers and/or subcontractors.
Regularly inspect and document work areas, be alert for unsafe conditions, acts, or procedures, and take the necessary corrective action.
Report and record all incidents, near misses and unsafe acts to ensure corrective action is implemented.
Assist in incident investigation.
Lead good housekeeping standards and assign responsibilities to workers (with time frame).
Observe new-hire, young and new worker’s safety performance and provide the necessary level of supervision until an acceptable level of competence is observed.
Ensure contractors and subcontractors meet or exceed Graham’s HSE MS requirements during execution of work.
Lead and mentor workers in Emergency Response Plan (ERP) processes.
Become a member of the Incident investigation team and provide relevant information about the incident
Hold the authority to control the quality performance on project site.
Communicate the Project Specific Quality Plan (PSQP) to the project site team including subcontractors.
Lead implementation of all quality activities on site.
Monitor the quality performance of subcontractors.
Key Success Factors and Capabilities


Build constructive and effective working relationships with both internal and external team members and direct reports.
Direct work effectively to craft workers.
Demonstrate an increasing level of professionalism and increased autonomy with the team, reflecting the transition from ‘building’ to ‘leading’.
Collaborate effectively with all management on the project.
Lead people by providing challenging assignments, achievable tasks, and ongoing feedback.
Understand the implications of decisions on the financial objectives of the project deliverables.
Analyze the environment for potential risks or safety hazards.
Customer/Client Focus

Understand the importance of the client relationship and company’s reputation.
Education, Experience and Knowledge

Journeyman Trade Certification or a related designation is preferred.
4+ years of construction experience is required. Depending upon the project size, scope, and complexity the years of experience may vary.
Commitment to learning and growth.
Basic knowledge of construction disciplines, safety regulations and engineered drawings.
Strong people management skills.
Commitment to quality and safety, and ability to evaluate project related processes and suggest necessary changes to meet and exceed internal and external customer expectations.
Fundamental knowledge of Labour Resource management.
Working Conditions

All work is completed on job sites and can include time outside, in an office trailer or in an existing structure or operating plant as required.
Due to daily condition changes on construction projects, when employees are outside of the office trailer or structure, they must wear appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the company's safety policies and as required for weather conditions.
The Foreman often will be required to travel and may need to relocate to other geographic work locations as necessary.

Competitive wages (as per CLAC Collective Agreement)
Group Insurance Benefits & RRSP program (as per CLAC Collective Agreement)
Opportunities for advancement
Safe working environment
If you want to work with a dynamic team and build your future, APPLY NOW!

Job Type: Full-time

How To Apply / Contact Information: 


Closing Date: 

Sunday, 2019, June 9
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