Civil Foreman - Calgary

Sureway Construction offers a fantastic opportunity to join a leading team in the heavy civil construction industry. We offer a friendly, fast paced environment with plenty of room for career advancement, great benefits, and a strong team of professionals.

Sureway Construction Group of Companies is currently hiring a Civil Foreman for (Roadways/Subdivisions) for our project in Calgary. This is not a camp position and there is no LOA provided


Reporting to the Superintendent, the job of the Foreman is to Co-ordinate equipment and personnel in a safe and effective manner to develop a site to specifications as determined on blueprints.


The responsibilities of the Civil Foreman include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensure safety of work crews and adherence to permit restrictions.
  • Coordinate tasks according to priorities and plans.
  • Allocate general and daily responsibilities.
  • Supervise and train workers to help ensure a safe work site.
  • Ensure manpower and resources are adequate.
  • Supervise the use of machinery and equipment.
  • Promote safety in all activities and engage in safe work plan development, hazard assessments and mentorship with crew.
  • Drive quality, efficiency and productivity of work crews and ensure that crew has all required tools for their work, including PPE and emergency response measures.
  • Conduct daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections.
  • Assess and confirm, through documentation, crew competency.
  • Take corrective action to mitigate immediate hazards.
  • Identify equipment and labor resource requirements for task and their utilization.
  • Operate in a safe and courteous manner at all times.
  • Conduct incident investigations and prepare associated support documentation immediately.
  • Adhere to project and company environmental considerations.
  • Complete daily activity reports/daily logs.
  • Work with project management to schedule and coordinate work tasks.
  • Coordinate with other Foremen of subcontractors as required on the jobsite.
  • Coordinate with shallow utility locaters when on the jobsite and ensure the crew clearly understands where all buried utilities are.
  • Submit Progress reports to ensure that the project is on track with deadlines that have been set out in the contract. Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics. Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.
  • Participate as a vital team member, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Promote a team approach and maintain dialogue with all employees to exchange information and gather ideas.
  • Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.
  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, subcontractors and consultants to adopt safety as a culture.
  • Attend daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections.
  • Work with the Supervisor/Safety Department to investigate damage, incidents or near misses on the worksite, and ensure proper procedures are carried out according to the Company’s Safety Program.
  • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the wellbeing of others.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Minimum five (5) years Civil or Industrial Foreman, with experience in constructing Roadways/Subdivisions.
  • In depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment and OHS guidelines.
  • Ability to read drawings, plans and blueprints.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership with the ability to communicate and report effectively.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of "Urban" Subdivision grading or Industrial.
  • Recognizes and understands the safe operation of heavy equipment and material handling.
  • Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Engineering Technology degree/diploma considered an asset.
  • The following training courses would be considered an asset: Leadership for Safety Excellence, Prime Contractor, CSTS-09, Ground Disturbance Level 2, and WHMIS.
  • Clean driver’s abstract. Valid driver’s license (non GDL).
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Ability to work in physically demanding conditions.
  • Committed to working in a safe and efficient manner.
  • CSA approved steel toed boots with 6” ankle support.
  • CSTS-09, and H2S Awareness training is an asset.
  • Successful candidates are required to have personal reliable transportation, valid driver’s license with a good abstract and must pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
  • Candidates must successfully complete orientation.
  • May be subject to Criminal Record checks depending on site requirements.

Sureway Construction Group adheres to employment equity and equal opportunity programs and encourages all women, visible minorities, Aboriginals and disabled persons to apply. We would like to thank all applicants for submitting their resume; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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