Overview




Job title: NWT Construction | Base Foreman

Company: Colas

Job description: Subsidiary: Colas Western Canada Inc.
135 Kam Lake Road, Yellowknife, NT X1A 2R2 Telephone: (867) 920-4844
NWT Construction Ltd., a division of NPA Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest paving contractors, with over 700 employees helping us provide our products and services throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories. Our equipment fleet and shops are among the most modern in our business. We take pride in our employees and place a high-value on establishing a workplace where people are challenged and respected every day.
Summary
Are you looking for a new challenge where your skills and abilities are appreciated? Are you a professional and motivated individual with a background as a road construction Foreperson?
We are hiring a Base Foreman for the upcoming 2024 construction season! The Foreman is responsible for directing and managing all on-site construction workers, subcontractors and equipment. This role enforces the company’s direction, policies, procedures and safety standards while meeting construction deadlines.
Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and direct people, equipment and resources in the construction of roads
  • Ensure sufficient deployment and productivity of work crews.
  • Engage in open communication with the Superintendent and Project Managers and report any issues which could affect the project plan.
  • Work as a team member and leader to carry out all phases of the construction process.
  • Use survey equipment to ensure proper grading.
  • Organize and coordinate the daily activities of all crew members, subcontractors, equipment and utilize corrective action to keep the project on time and on budget.
  • Ensure subgrade materials and base gravels are laid to contract specifications
  • Identify and execute best practices concerning the efficient use of construction materials.
  • Plan work in an efficient and effective order, maximizing progress in a safe and timely manner.
  • Review and adhere to construction schedules, ensuring milestones and completion dates are met.
  • Ensure company equiment is lawfully operated, cared for, maintained, and used effectively.
  • Read and interpret project plans and speficiations.
  • Must ensure a solid understanding of and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.
  • Other operation related duties as required.

Qualifications | Requirements

Heavy-Duty Technician
  • Class 5 Drivers License or equivalent.
  • High school graduate or G.E.D preferred
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years’ experience in the road construction industry
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience as a Base Foreperson
  • Willingness to operate equipment as required.
  • Knowledge of road construction methods, materials and industry requirements
  • Time management, prioritization and critical thinking skills
  • Dependable and trustworthy
  • Physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work overtime as required.

Working Conditions

  • Schedule of 6 working days, 1 day off with up to 12 hours per day (weather dependent). Overtime is paid in accordance with applicable employment standards legislation
  • Ability to work out-of-town and remote locations may be required occasionally. Accommodations and Live Out Allowance is applicable in most situations.
  • Work is performed in an outdoor setting, which could include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to dust and asphalt.
  • Must be physically able to repetitively lift and carry at least 50 LBS on a regular basis.
  • Use of Personal Protection Equipment is required.
  • Use of sunscreen, long sleeves, and appropriate headgear is recommended.
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol testing requirements.

What’s In It For You?
We are pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive and competitive wage, accommodations and live out allowance as applicable, extended health benefits with STD and LTD, company matching RRSP plan, educational assistance, excellent opportunities for professional growth, and more!
If this sounds like an exciting opportunity you would enjoy, hit the apply button!
NWT Construction Ltd. is pleased to offer the successful candidate an attractive wage, comprehensive benefits, including a pension plan, educational assistance, excellent opportunities for professional growth, and more.
We thank all candidates for their interest in a position with NWT Construction Ltd., however only candidates selected to move forward will be contacted.

Location: Yellowknife, NT

Job date: Sun, 11 Feb 2024 02:02:13 GMT