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Construction Foreman - Landscape Res

Dennis’ 7 Dees Landscaping and Garden Centers is a growing Equal Opportunity Employer, based in Portland, OR. We work collaboratively with all of our clients to provide landscaping and gardening solutions that fit their needs. We engage in all areas of Landscaping, including Landscape maintenance, construction and design for Commercial and Residential projects.

 

Position Summary

This full-time position is for someone who has experience in landscape construction or a related field.  Construction Foremen are responsible for assigning tasks to crew members, maintaining accurate records, and coordinating with clients.  You must have thorough knowledge of landscape installation, irrigation and lighting and hardscape installation.  Must be able to work in all weather conditions, communicate in English, lift up to 75 lbs and pass pre-employment drug test.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of grading and drainage, proper use of laser level
  • Knowledge of proper pruning
  • Knowledge of hardscape construction
  • Thorough knowledge of landscape and irrigation installation
  • Ability to operate small equipment and hand tools with competency
  • Able to communicate in English, both written and verbally
  • Read and understand plans, using scales
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment drug test before starting work and throughout the year if needed.
  • Cost effective decision making
  • Able to meet deadlines

 

Education and Experience

    Required

  • 2-3 years of experience in landscape construction

    Preferred

  • Valid driver’s license with clear record and DOT Medical exam
  • High School diploma/GED

 

Essential Functions

  1. Assign daily tasks to crew members
  2. Install all phases of landscape, irrigation and lighting
  3. Complete time cards, invoices, job sheets and change orders
  4. Maintain accurate record of labor, equipment, and materials (Checkbook)
  5. Estimate labor, equipment and material
  6. Coordinate subcontractors to keep company and client interests intact
  7. Provide weekly flowchart that realistically projects crew, equipment and material needs along with projected completion time lines.
  8. Responsible for monthly Career Development of crew, including documentation
  9. Establishing a relationship with the clients
  10. Educate customer regarding their investment
  11. Inform external and internal customers of schedule
  12. Cooperate with administrative support
  13. Assure that personnel adhere to all company policies
  14. Establish, maintain and promote safe working practices and environment
  15. Work safely
  16. Stay current with Education requirements
  17. Proper operation and care of company tools and equipment
  18. Obtain licensing and certifications required by DSDL
  19. Regular attendance and punctual for scheduled shift
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