Position posted on: March 29th, 2017


MAIN PURPOSE: Reporting to the Superintendent or Project Manager, the Foreman is responsible for managing and directing a crew of workers to deliver a successful project by meeting or exceeding corporate and project goals. The Foreman must ensure safety, quality, profitability, and scheduling, resulting in customer satisfaction.


  • Review all contracts, project documentation and plans to ensure that the work in the field is built to the most recent specifications and scope of work
  • Pre-plan work activities with Superintendent to develop best means and methods, including safety action plans
  • Plan the day-to-day operations on the assigned project, and ensure that proper resources are in place for the timely completion of work i.e., labour, equipment, and material
  • Take responsibility for crew performance as related to company goals, safety audits, administration of company policies and procedures. Conduct tailgate meetings. Initiate follow-up action as necessary including training, orientation, discipline, etc.
  • Conduct daily briefing with crew to review production goals, performance feedback, safety and schedule, hazards, and to solicit feedback from the workers
  • Maintain a dedication to safety at all times by modeling, providing education and enforcing safe work practices, company policies and procedures. Ensure that proper safety equipment is available and used by all field personnel
  • Communicate with the Project Superintendent, Project Manager, General Contractor and customer to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction
  • Communicate with sub-contractors to coordinate work, goals, etc.
  • Perform a variety of related administrative tasks such as production reports, timesheets, equipment logs, inspection reports, change orders, and updating project files
  • Perform other related administrative or project based duties as assigned
  • Provide coaching and instruction to all crew members
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3-5 years railway experience; 1-2 years in a similar role
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s license or equivalent
  • Valid certification in Canadian Railway Operating Rules
  • Training in First Aid, WHMIS, Confined Space, CSTS, and other mandatory courses as required
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills
  • Organize, develop, and communicate schedules and goals to crew members
  • Strong customer relations skills
  • Use computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Perform physical work in a field environment including bending, lifting
  • Safe use of hand and power tools
  • Excellent vision and hearing
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Lead a team and motivate workers
  • Exercise sound judgment and give clear direction
  • Work effectively in a team environment as a contributing team player


  • Competitive Pay
  • An industry leading comprehensive benefits program
  • The opportunity to work with a great team where Safety is an integral part of our culture


Please send your resume and a cover letter quoting “Foreman” in the subject line to:

Sarah Engley – HR Coordinator


Fax: 1-877-640-6458


We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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