Earthwork Foreman

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Date entered: 2019-04-11
Requisition no: 265



Earthwork Foreman

Conti Enterprises is a fourth generation, privately owned construction leader specializing in infrastructure projects. Built on a 110+ year foundation of honesty and integrity, our company has grown and evolved with each generation to where we are today: a highly respected civil contractor for clients nationwide

 We are known for our platform of outstanding project execution. Our track record of delivering high impact construction projects to our clients and our extraordinary commitment to our core values, employees, and communities where we work has been the foundation of our success and longevity. We strive to be the company of choice for our employees, clients, and stakeholders and have earned dozens of awards for project excellence, safety performance and as a best place to work.

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General Position Description

The  Foreman provides a high level of construction knowledge and supervisory skills to all assigned projects and or tasks on any given basis. Responsible for assigning, planning, scheduling, following up and verifying proper completion of task assigned to craft workers. Must have or be able to develop a solid rapport and communication with both craft and supervisory personnel. Employee must also have a strong working knowledge of equipment operation, safety rules and regulations, payroll time accounting, basic construction layout and specifications and environmental restrictions.

Must have experience with Grading, Earthwork and Pipe.


  • Perform pre-task meetings with work crew to ensure safe work practices, procedures and hazards are identified within the scope of the crew’s work assignment.Interpret company policy to workers, enforcing safety rules and regulations and recommend corrective actions when performance and behavioral expectations and standards are not met. Monitor morale and attitudes.

  • Be familiar with the type of soils on a site and ensure appropriate monitoring of oxygen levels within an enclosed excavation area. Give specific instructions on how to excavate, including at what angle and to what depth the crew should dig. Expected to be highly knowledgeable of reinforcement safety systems needed to be installed on the walls of a deep trench to prevent a cave-in.

  • Recognize material/tool/equipment requirements based on upcoming activities from drawing take-offs and layout work. Interpret blueprints specifications and job orders and assists worker in solving job site problems.Understanding plans, specifications, elevations, grades, and grade checks. Must be able to interpret grade and pave requirements. Thorough understanding of all base and grading equipment and processes.

  • Supervise work crew and develop work schedules and recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, discharges and disciplinary actions. Check employee’s time sheets for accurate and cost coding and attendance. Ensure new employees are orientated to the job site for safety requirements and tool location. Maintains responsibility for tracking and maintaining tools.

  • Assign work task and provide on-site instruction on work processes and procedures and inspect work for compliance with plans and specifications. Able to access work aptitude and ethic for new hires. Coordinate work schedules with other foremen, and inspect materials. Operates power equipment and other machinery as needed and performs all task of worker in the crew as required.

  • Receive instruction and specification from General Foremen and Superintendents and transmit them to other members of the crew and interface with project and field engineers and subcontractors as needed to carry out identified task and work orders.

  • Act as first point of contact in superintendent’s absence to include interfacing with inspectors, EPA, OSHA or any on site visitors. Participate in subcontractors and safety meetings, recognize, correct and report safety hazards and halting unsafe work practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Experience: 5+ years of experience in construction/highway construction work.  Earthwork, Grading and Pipe experience.   Supervisory experience is required.

Must be able to communicate effectively and get along with a wide variety of people.

Employee must be able to pass a post offer criminal background check and substance abuse tests.

Ability to lift construction materials exceeding 50 lbs.

Ability to resolve problems and make appropriate and timely decisions

Ability to properly access and evaluate workers performance and workmanship.

Ability to operate various powered construction equipment as well as powered and non-powered tools.

Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

Ability to work independently, within a team and lead a team.

 Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent is preferred. A combination of education and experience is acceptable.


Conti is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment must take a pre-employment drug test and receive a negative result as a condition of hire.



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