Grading Foreman

Location: Kitchener     Company: Steed and Evans

Employment Type:

• Full-Time

Job Purpose:

Coordinate operations and oversee employees at construction sites. The Foremen will be the point of contact for employees, clients and management and is responsible for competent completion of each assigned project.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensure utility locates are on-site, reviewed, communicated with excavators, operators and lead hands prior to work commencing.

• Decipher construction drawings/specifications and implement a plan to bring project to completion.

• Communicate regularly with Project Managers and Coordinators regarding work performed, projects completed and any issues or concerns that arise.

• Delegate jobs/tasks appropriately to subordinate employees.

• Ensure daily production requirements are achieved.

• Supervise assigned on-site employees in all facets of construction operations.

• Daily review of operator equipment inspections and scheduling maintenance where required.

• Use foresight to plan each step in current jobs as well as the requirements of the next assigned project.

• Order appropriate materials and equipment in a timely manner to ensure availability at the appropriate time in the project.

• Meet at assigned location on a daily basis at start of day.

• Ensure completion of all COR components and paperwork.

• Complete and implement traffic protection plans.

• Complete and submit timesheets and other job-related documentation to head office daily.

• Review daily cost to ensure on track to meet bid/budget.

• Attend industry events and represent Steed and Evans in a professional and competent manner.

• Complete winter duties as required including: Foremen, Dispatcher, Patroller, A Driver, B Driver, Operator (Loader/Grader), Snow Removal Foremen.

• Additional duties as assigned.


• Review locates prior to commencement of work.

• Completion of excavation/removals and importing materials.

• Communicate with aggregate supplier.

• Work with geo technical testing company to confirm materials are appropriate.

• Install materials to ensure proper grading based on construction drawings/specifications.

• Ensure compaction is met.

• Manage a team of 2 – 4 employees.

• Co-ordinate $2,000 - $20,000 in crew labour, equipment and material daily.


• Education / training in the assigned discipline or equivalent work experience.

• Valid driver’s license.


6 months of industry experience.


• Ability to read, analyze and process documents.

• Heavy civil experience an asset.

• Computer skills.

• Verbal/written/reporting skills.

• Human relation skills.

• Ability to show respect and professionalism in all situations.

• Strong verbal and effective written communication skills.

• Competent to read, interpret and implement construction drawings.

• Ability to adapt to changing conditions with regards to weather and materials.

• Ability to train, monitor, mentor and develop the skills of subordinate staff.

• Strong supervisory skills, including the abilities to schedule and manage workloads, and to direct and offer hands-on support to a team in the achievement of performance objectives.

• Solid decision making skills, including the ability to address unexpected issues in short timeframes (e.g. equipment failures, last-minute changes to client needs, etc.) and understand the impact of one’s decisions on multiple stakeholders.

• Good problem solving skills, including the ability to employ judgment and past experience to determine the best solution amongst several alternatives.

• Ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information with the utmost discretion.

Working Conditions:

• Dealing with simultaneous multiple demands which must be attended to immediately.

• Work requiring attention to detail, subject to frequent, regular interruptions that require immediate attention.

• Peak periods requiring an accelerated work pace over which there is little or no control, or deadlines creating daily pressure.

• Situations involving conflict or contentious interactions.

• Situations involving potential confrontation.

• Unpleasant conditions such as dust, dirt, noise, fumes, noxious odours, heat, cold, toxic elements, dangerous substances or equipment, etc.

• Work involving: Confidential information or decisions and safety of others.

Physical Requirements:

• Moderate Physical Effort - e.g., bending, reaching, carrying moderately weighted items, walking, standing, operating equipment, or holding body in one position for an extended period of time.

• Managing working relationships within the department and with other departments.

• Sitting or standing for long periods.

• Constant interruptions requiring the ability to stay focused.

Direct reports All front line workers.

Health and Safety:

Working in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations and all Steed and Evans policies and procedures inclusive of Health and Safety policies. Working in a manner that ensures a safe working environment for themselves and other workers. Use or wear protective equipment as prescribed and report to Management any hazard identified in the work environment.

• Ensure that workers and Foremen work in a manner that puts their health and safety first at all times.

• Ensure that workers use the correct measures and procedures as required.

• Ensure that workers work with protective equipment or devices as required.

• Ensure workers use or wear the Personal Protective Equipment, clothing or devices as prescribed or identified as required for the job task.

• Advise a worker of the existence of any potential or actual danger to the health and safety of the worker of which the Foremen is aware or made aware of.

• When required provide a worker with written instructions as to the measures and procedures to be used by the worker.

• Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstances for the protection of the employee.

• Conduct ongoing observations of worksite acts and conditions to identify areas of opportunity for improvement, (note: actively observing the project for hazards is expected of all our Foremen and where conditions are serious, stopping the work to correct the situation is also expected).

• Ensure that site is inspected and any public safety hazards are removed prior to leaving the site.

• Supervise the workplace personally at all times or appoint a competent person to do so in their absence.

• Conduct on-site toolbox safety meetings, and record all details.

• Ensure inspections of tools and equipment are completed as required.

• Ensure all injuries are treated, and reported to upper management and any required information or investigations are provided.

• Co-operate with all regulatory agencies and Inspectors.

• Keep a detailed log book with date, time, and any relevant information recorded. This is part of a Foremen due diligence and can act as proof in a court of law if required.

Thank you for your interest in Steed and Evans. If you wish to apply online now, please click the link below. You may also submit your resume in person.

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