E&S FOREMAN Wytheville

Position Summary

Branch's Civil Division is searching for a dependable, hard-working Erosion and Sediment (E&S) Forman to join our well-established, growing company. The E & S Foreman is responsible for all aspects of erosion control and stormwater permit management. As the liaison between workers and supervisors, the Foreman, is the key person overseeing the completion of the project and as such must be able to see the "big picture" at all times. The E&S Foreman must be aware of materials expenses, permits, other regulations, as well as employee safety.


  • Ensures crew maintains professional relations with Owner, Engineer, and other members of the team.
  • Maintain a quality control program to control erosion, prevent sedimentation and follow provisions/conditions of permits.
  • Prior to commencing work activities, develops and executes an effective plan in cooperation with the Superintendent for his/her area of responsibility and determines the means and methods necessary (including individual work activities) to meet project goals. 
  • Incorporate erosion control into the work in a timely manner and stabilize disturbed areas with mulch/seed or vegetative cover on a section-by-­section basis.
  • Use flocculants approved by state regulatory authorities where appropriate and where required for turbidity and sedimentation reduction.
  • Ensure proper installation and maintenance of temporary erosion and sediment control devices.
  • Remove temporary erosion or sediment control devices when they are no longer necessary as agreed upon by the Engineer.
  • Assures the proper storage of materials and rented equipment, including regular checks of job for material and equipment inventory.

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

  • Ensures compliance with Miss Utility regulations.
  • Preplans and schedules craft activities on a daily basis as required.
  • Knowledge of inspection requirements and material or equipment requirements.
  • Recognizes and immediately reports any requests for extra work.
  • Prepares or assists the Superintendent in the preparation of daily reports, work unit quantity reports, equipment reports, and receipt of materials.
  • Assures quality control and contract compliance of E&S under his/her supervision.  Corrects or reports to the superintendent any suspicions of inaccurate layout.
  • Is in direct charge of safety and accident control for the E&S under his/her supervision.
  • Participates in safety meetings and the implementation of effective safety programs and communication of Miss Utility policy. 
  • Cooperates with Corporate Safety managers to ensure OSHA compliance at jobsites.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.
  • Erosion & Sediment control certification required.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience with stream restoration, storm water pond/sediment basin construction, and Erosion Control Measures installation.
  • Working knowledge of applicable standards, specifications, codes, regulations and laws.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and must meet Branch Group Fleet Policy requirements and maintain “Approved Driver” status.
  • Must have excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to use good judgement with the ability to be an effective decision maker.
  • Must be able to get job done with minimal supervision, on time, within budget or better.
  • Does not permit shortcuts, or substandard work.


Decision Making/Judgment
People Management
Communicating Effectively
Controlling Costs
Work Environment/Safety


Travel is infrequent at project site. However, employee should be willing and able to travel to project site.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will potentially supervise 5 or more employees.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position requires employee to frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, handle objects, reach outward, and reach above head and shoulders, climb, squat, kneel, bend, and occasionally lift, carry, push, pull, move, drag on flat ground or steep slopes up to 50 lbs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position which will typically involve 40+ hours a week. Due to the nature of the job, the employee must be available on-call early/late hours to deal with delays, bad weather and emergencies at the job site.

AAP/EEO Statement

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Nearest Major Market: Charleston
Nearest Secondary Market: West Virginia