Earthworks Foreman
Backwoods Energy Services
Edmonton, AB, Canada
6h ago

Role Summary

This site-based role will report into the Superintendent and will require the ability to lead a crew with a positive attitude and demeanor.

The successful candidate will exhibit an in-depth knowledge of equipment (both operation and proper maintenance) as well as utilize strong construction knowledge to manage job site and coordinate daily activities.


  • Read blueprints and specifications to determine construction requirements and to plan procedures and methodology
  • Identifies manpower requirements for the project and makes recommendation to Superintendent, Project Manager
  • Assign work to employees, based on material and worker requirements of specific jobs
  • Confer with the Superintendent to resolve problems and to coordinate activities
  • Work with Superintendent to plan daily tasks; implement plan with crew
  • Recommends equipment replacement, addition, deletion, modifications and ensure that required maintenance is completed
  • Effectively plans and supervises crews on a task basis
  • Qualifications

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience supervising crews, managing job sites and coordinating daily activities
  • Experience conducting daily & weekly safety meetings
  • Experience with filling out daily logs, forms and time sheets for the crew
  • Experience managing crews ranging from 2 to 20 members
  • Willingness & ability to manage a crew while also operating equipment on site
  • A Valid Class 5 driver’s license and reliable vehicle to commute to / from job sites
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints & grade stakes
  • Strong communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work well with others.
  • Key Performance Indicators

  • Safety stats that reflect a zero-incident goal
  • Best-in-class project execution on time, on budget, incorporates our mission to engage members of the Indigenous community
  • Equipment maintained and returned without unreported damage
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