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Civil Foreman
Black & McDonald Limited - Calgary, Alberta
Posted:6/18/2017
Job Description

People:  Our Strength, Our Future

A career at Black & McDonald will grant you the opportunity to contribute to our culture of continuous improvement, help reinforce our values and shape our contribution to community, and drive our continued success. Our vision is to be the best company to work for; the best company for safety, quality and value; the best company for customer service; and the best company for technical expertise.

Position Summary

Based in Calgary, the Civil Foreman will plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate utility construction projects from start to finish according to schedule, specifications and budget. They are responsible for reporting, estimating, and monitoring progress as well as  planning, scheduling, and dealing with project change. They will liaise with tradespersons, coordinators, managers, and site superintendent personnel in order to accomplish project milestones in a safe, efficient, and effective manner.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who install, repair and maintain underground utilities.  
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments or subcontractors.
  • Request supplies, materials, and labour in accordance with project requirements.
  • Resolve areas of improvement and recommend work measures to improve productivity.
  • Train or arrange for training of workers.
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions.
  • Ensure standards for safe working conditions are observed.
  • Prepare work progress reports.
  • May also supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of related apprentices, helpers and labourers.
  • Perform other activities at construction sites, as directed.
Desired Skills & Experience

​​Competency Requirements

  • Change Orientation (open to change and the ability to identify where it is needed and how to make it happen)
  • Communicates Effectively (verbally and in writing)  
  • Continuous Learning (ongoing effort to learn and contribute to the learnings of others)
  • Customer Focus (understand the needs and perspectives of both internal and external customers)
  • Holds Self and Others Accountable (take personal responsibility to meet commitments)
  • Problem Solving and Innovation (ability to approach problems logically and seek innovative solutions)
  • Teamwork and Collaboration (work cooperatively and collaboratively with others)
  • Values and Respects Others (encourages and supports diversity)

    Education & Skill Requirements
  • High School diploma
  • Several years of experience as a qualified Civil Foreman on utility construction projects is required.
  • Class 3 License with Airbrakes, Class 1 is preferred (DL and CSTS).
  • Construction Safety Certifications including the following are considered assets.
    • Ground Disturbance Certification
    • Confined Space Awareness/Rescue
    • Fall Arrest
    • WHMIS
    • First Aid
  • A drug and alcohol test is required
Company Description
In 1921, William J. McDonald and William R. Black formed Black & McDonald Limited, a partnership to engage in residential wiring. Throughout the years, Black & McDonald has remained a family-owned business with an uncompromising commitment to the founder's principles of delivery as promised and fairness to all. The company has followed a planned course of diversification and expansion, combining growth and financial stability with ongoing investment in our people, and a willingness to pioneer new business opportunities and directions. Black & McDonald is an integrated, multi-trade contractor providing electrical, mechanical, utility and maintenance services to government, industrial, commercial and institutional markets. Currently, Black & McDonald operates across Canada, US and Bermuda. ​The company has over 5,500 employees working out of a network of more than 26 offices.

Black & McDonald approaches accessibility from an inclusive perspective, and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request throughout the recruitment and selection process.

Additional Information
Job Type: Full Time
Job Experience: Professional
Job ID: 2017619485