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Construction Foreman, Shotcrete Shoring (Heavy Equipment) – NOC 7302
28 September 2016

Job Description

This supervisory position requires the successful candidate to supervise, organize and plan all related activities of the workers, under his/her care, working in shotcrete shoring and operating heavy equipment, as well as coordination of labour and materials utilized on site.

He/she would be initially focused on adding into the company’s foundation specialty products and services that include Jet Grouting, diaphragm walls, high capacity anchors and shotcrete shoring.

He/she will ensure to carry out safe work practices, improved reliability and on project-by-project basis, maintaining both training in key men and project specific costs reductions.

He/she will be reporting to the Operations Team.

He/she will specify the deliverables expected from the project and its completion date and follow-up to ensure schedule is followed and quality standard maintained.

He/she must have the ability to understand the need of Project Manager and Project Engineers to communicate effectively on variances in work related to drawings and contract scope.

Pay rate: $36-$39/h


Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

He/she must have experience in foundation specialty products that include Jet Grouting, diaphragm, walls, high capacity anchors and shotcrete shoring.

Experience of 15 years plus in the heavy construction industry specializing in shotcrete shoring.

At least 5 years of experience in a supervisory role in the construction industry, specializing in shotcrete shoring, utilizing heavy equipment.

A good’s drivers’ license and ability to handle construction tools and equipment is equally very important for this position.

Good planning, leadership, and problem-solving skills are also important to succeed in this role.



Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of labourers and operators in shotcrete shoring, drilling, and other heavy equipment.

Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other project supervisors or managers.

Ensure the availability of relief operators/workers, approves vacations and monitors subordinates’ operation and maintenance of assigned equipment for adherence to departmental procedures and safety regulations.

Assist in purchase of necessary equipment, rigging and tools, as necessary.

Contract equipment rental firms to provide replacements for incapacitated machinery, minimizing construction delay; coordinates the delivery of air compressors, pumps, tampers and other light equipment to job sites as requested.

Maintain comprehensive records for each item of equipment with respect to down time, mechanical malfunctions and repairs necessary. Assembles reports on the suitability, reliability, availability and operating costs of various models of equipment.

Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity.

May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers, working in shotcrete shoring.

Complete morning safety huddles to ensure employees’ understanding of the day’s tasks and potential safety hazards.

Educate site workers on safety procedures to be adopted at the site and make sure that they adhere strictly to safety standards.

Ensure that the construction site is safe and free from any hazardous chemical or objects.

Report accidents that occur at the construction site to the project manager.

Administer or make sure that first aid is administered to any injured construction worker.

Complete mobilization lists and provide sufficient notice and plans to the shop to prepare.

Assist and follow up all quality control procedures and processes.

Provide any necessary hands-on skills as needed by any members of the team.

Assist with interviewing potential employees, train and evaluate new operators/workers, and recommends subordinates for disciplinary action.

Perform administrative duties such as keeping time sheets, maintaining daily equipment logs, as necessary.

Post date: 28 September 2016



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