Underground Construction Foreman in Phoenix, Arizona
Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 80 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of government, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. Underground Construction Co., Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West. We continue to lead our industry in safety, quality, customer satisfaction and community service. Our complete and diverse range of construction services includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities.
Our projects are regulated by federal and state laws which require all employees to successfully pass criminal background checks, MVR, and drug tests (post-employment and random testing).
About the Job
We are looking for a Foreman to work closely with our Superintendent in planning and coordinating projects, ordering materials and managing manpower to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget, and to UCCo quality standards.
Lead members of a field crew to demonstrate safe and efficient construction practices and equipment use
Direct the work of onsite crew members as specified by Project Management
Train field crews in the correct way to perform tasks and continually check on their progress. Give feedback on the crew’s performance and suggest ways to improve
Address issues with crew members promptly and report rule violations immediately to Project Management
Serve as a first line communicator to field staff, communicating company information to crews while supporting and advancing company values and standards
Support crew members in their career endeavors, recommending employees for promotion and/or advancement
Communicate job requirements to crew before beginning work emphasizing special needs of clients
Follow all safety and work conduct rules and ensure that staff is doing the same. Keep informed of Company news and developments and communicate same to staff
Promote the safe and efficient use of equipment, trucks and trailers, advancing a culture of safety at all times
Maintain a safe work site by instructing crews how to use tools and equipment, how to handle materials and what safety equipment is necessary when performing tasks
Report any injuries or property damage immediately to Project Management.
Other duties as assigned or needed.
Minimum 5 years of industry related experience in gas pipeline construction
Thorough knowledge and understanding of how to read and interpret general and subcontract documents, drawings and specifications, as well as construction means, methods and materials
Strong management, leadership and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to communicate well both verbally and in writing
Thorough understanding of OSHA requirements and safe working practices
Ability to work with customers to develop and maintain long-term relationships
Computer skills and a familiarity with Microsoft Office suite programs
Ability to maintain a valid driver’s license
The ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly
The ability to move safely over uneven terrain or in confined spaces
The ability to respond to dangerous situations
The ability to safely climb ladders while carrying 40 pounds
The ability to work in extreme weather
The ability to w ear personal protective gear correctly most of the day
Sitting or standing up to 8 hours in a day
It is the continuing policy of Underground Construction to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class at the local, state, or federal level. No person shall be excluded from employment consideration on the basis of these factors.