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Landscape Construction Foreman

Blue Grass Nursery, Sod, and Garden Centre – Calgary, Alberta

Job Description

Job Summary

Blue Grass Ltd is currently seeking a qualified, self-motivated landscape construction foreman to oversee our commercial landscaping projects. We require a person who has an attitude of quality and excellence and who takes pride in their work and the company they work for. We require a person who enjoys leading and teaching people, can effectively communicate with customers, crews, peers, and management, solve problems in real-time, and thrive under the pressure of meeting timelines and budgets.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Organize and plan work daily for the landscape crews to meet customer requirements, timelines, and budgets (minimum 3 crews at different job sites).
  • Supervise crew members and tasks while being an active member of the crew including disciplinary action when required. Attention to detail and quality control is essential.
  • Set expectations for quality and excellence with the landscape crews.
  • Train employees in equipment operation and landscape construction best practices; including site grading, and installation of sod, mulch, trees, site furnishings, and hardscape products.
  • Effectively communicate with customers to ensure requirements, expectations, and timelines are met. Document any special agreements or changes.
  • Ensure the daily documentation of crew work plans, OH&S paperwork, equipment inspections, progress reports, and crew hours.
  • Manage subcontractor deliverables and quality.
  • Read drawings and specifications and translate them into tasks for the landscape crews.
  • Estimate material, equipment, and labour costs for change requests and potential opportunities.
  • Perform snow removal and coordinate snow removal crews in the winter season.

Qualifications and Skills

  • 5 years experience in commercial landscape construction; soft and hard landscaping.
  • 3 years experience as a foreman or crew lead.
  • Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Experience operating skid steer and mini-excavator equipment.
  • Experience and knowledge of OH&S policies and procedures.
  • Horticulture diploma, LGAP, or proven industry experience.
  • Able to work outdoors in all weather conditions; 6 days per week in the peak summer season.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time management and task prioritization.

Benefits

  • Compensation range $25-$35 negotiable hourly or salary; year-round position.
  • Company truck.
  • Health benefits are available.
  • A bonus plan is available.

Job Type: Full-time

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