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Position Summary

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Branch Civil is searching for a dependable, hard-working Grading Foreman to join our well-established, growing company.  The Foreman w<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">orks with Superintendents and Project Managers to coordinate grading operations and oversee grading crew on-site. As the liaison between workers and supervisors, the Grade Foreman is the key person in charge of overseeing the completion of the project and must be able to see the “big picture” at all times. The Foreman must be aware of materials expenses, permits and other regulations, as well as employee safety.

Duties/Responsibilities
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensures crew maintains professional relations with Owner, Engineer, and other members of the team.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Builds job by plans and specifications as directed by supervisor.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assures the proper storage of materials and rented equipment, including regular checks of job for material and equipment inventory.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assures the proper operation and maintenance of equipment under their control, including appropriate applications for the respective equipment.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Preplans and schedules grading activities on a daily basis as required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledgeable <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">of inspection requirements and material or equipment requirements.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Recognizes and immediately reports any requests for extra work.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Prepares or<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif"> assists the Superintendent in the preparation of daily reports, work unit quantity reports, equipment reports, and receipt of materials.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assures quality control and contract compliance of grading activity under his/her supervision.
Duties/Responsibilities Cont.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Is in direct charge of safety and accident control for grading crew.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Participates in safety meetings and the implementation of effective safety programs and communication of Miss Utility policy. 
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Cooperates with Corporate Safety managers to ensure OSHA compliance at jobsites.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Assists in conducting post-incident investigations.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Identifies and recommends workers for consideration for potential career growth opportunities.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Responsible for training and development of workers.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Uses Next day planner to ensure everything needed to perform the work task is available.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Attends End-Of-Shift Meetings and is prepared to discuss coordination & operation issues.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Regularly conducts effective Morning Huddles.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Participates in Weekly Team Meeting and helps develop Weekly Work Plan.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Promotes work environment that fosters good employee morale with emphasis on mutual respect.
Qualifications
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working knowledge of applicable standards, specifications, codes, regulations and laws
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">5+ years’ experience with highway construction
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">3+ years’ experience as a Grading Foreman
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experienced on all types of heavy equipment for dirt and site projects.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledgeable in the areas of dirt work, including excavation, grade work, surveying and final excavating work.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Working knowledge of OSHA regulations
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience with Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must have a valid driver’s license and must meet Branch Group Fleet Policy requirements and maintain “Approved Driver” status.
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must have excellent communications skills
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to use good judgement with the ability to be an effective decision maker
  • <span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Must have the ability to get job done with minimal supervision, on time, within budget or better.
Competencies
Decision Making/Judgment
People Management
Communicating Effectively
Developing Talent
Work Environment/Safety
Travel

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Travel is infrequent at project site. However, employee should be willing and able to travel to project site.

Supervisory Reponsibility

<span style="font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This position will potentially supervise 5 or more employees.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">This is a full-time position which will typically involve 50+ 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

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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: Virginia Beach