Resident Construction Foreman

Flegel's Construction Co., Inc. - Palo Alto, CA (30+ days ago)

Job Title: Foreman

Department: Construction

FLSA” Status: Non Exempt

Reports To: Project Manager I or II as defined Director of Construction Operations and other Executive Officers


The primary responsibilities of the Foreman is to study specifications or building plans to prepare project layout, supervise the construction workforce, assume routine construction management assignments and respond to the requirements of project managers..

This position is temporary dependent on economic conditions plus the number, complexity and size of construction projects that are planned or underway.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the skills and tasks of each defined category satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Primary Responsibilities– Job Construction Supervisory Skills and Tasks

  • Ability to schedule workers, material deliveries, subcontractors and laying out of the construction project.
  • Able to keep construction daily log of all pertinent information on construction site.
  • Follow established construction methods, safety procedures and company policies and maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Assign work to employees based on material and worker requirements of specific jobs.
  • Confer with Project Manager I, Project Manager II, Construction Operations Director, or other Executives as applicable to resolve issues and coordinate activities to ensure timely project completion.
  • Review employee’s timecards on a daily basis for cost code and time accuracy.
  • Trouble-shoot and identify construction problems; offer timely and safe solutions
  • Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures and company policies.
  • Supervise, coordinate or schedule the activities of construction or contract workers
  • Locate, measure, and mark locations or placement of structures of equipment using measurement and mark equipment
  • Estimate material or work requirements to complete jobs
  • Order or requisition materials or supplies
  • Analyze worker production problems and recommend solutions such as improving methods or implementing motivational plans.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Secondary Responsibilities - Advanced Carpenter Skills and Tasks

  • Ability to distinguish structures or outlets on building plans.
  • Install structures and fixtures.
  • Verify job site is left properly secured at end of shift.
  • Identify specifications such as blueprints to determine construction requirements and required procedures per UBC standards
  • Assign work to employees based on material and work requirements of specific jobs
  • Lay building foundation.
  • Create structural outline (on the ground of the site) by making use of strings and pegs for the excavations.
  • Install, build and repair doors, cabinets, shelves, windows, blinds and other things as required
  • Ensure safety standards are followed
  • Any other duties as assigned

Additional Responsibility - Basic Carpenter Skills and Tasks

  • Provide and maintain use of personal tools, tool bags, nail gun and power tools typical for a Foreman.
  • Follow established construction methods, safety procedures and company policies and maintain a safe and clean environment
  • Confer with Journeyman Carpenter, Project Manager I or II, Director of Construction Operations, or other Executives to resolve issues and coordinate activities to ensure timely project completion
  • Read and identify blueprints and how they translate into the building structure
  • Understand and interpret drawings of rough layouts
  • Determine the dimensions, materials required and the installation process checklist by reading the plans
  • Construct cement molds, set and finish concrete
  • Build partitions and strip concrete forms
  • Shape or cut materials to specified measurements
  • Measure and mark cutting lines on materials
  • Build or repair flooring, frameworks or fixtures and assemble additional materials to frameworks or fissures as needed
  • Remove damaged or defective materials
  • Accurately track/record use and storage of tools and equipment
  • Assist general construction crew as required
  • Any other duties as assigned

Measurement of Success

  • Ensure customer satisfaction 100% of the time.
  • Stay within budget
  • Maintain accountability of tools and equipment 100% of the time.
  • Ensure required paperwork/documentation is completed as required on a daily basis.
  • Project stays within budget; delivered on time; meets technical specifications.
  • Ensure the reliability of cost and scheduled estimates.
  • Ensure that the construction or contract workers are prepared and trained; ensuring they are able to fulfill their specific jobs and tasks.
  • Ensure effective communication.
  • Ensure safety procedures and company policies are met and maintained.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. In addition, the individual must be punctual, have a good attendance record, and have reliable means of transportation to work.

  • Must be detail-oriented.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess great customer service skills and be able to work with all types of clients.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and establish effective priorities.
  • Ability to work mandatory overtime when needed.
  • Understanding of basic algebra, geometry, and math.
  • Ability to work well in a team and individually.
  • Exhibit an outgoing, upbeat personality in any social situation and maintains a flexible approach to all assignments.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism in a high-stress work environment.
  • Ability to respond calmly with solutions to construction problems or during an emergency/safety situation.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as, company policy, and procedure manuals,
  • Possess excellent mathematical skills including the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide quickly without a calculator and apply the concepts of percentage. Must understand basic algebra, geometry, and math.

Special Requirements

  • Ability to pass a respiratory fittest.
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test.
  • Must possess a valid CA driver’s license.
  • Must possess a valid Vehicle Registration and evidence of insurance coverage.
  • Some knowledge of first-aid and applicable safety precautions.
  • Eight years of experience operating construction equipment, materials and supplies.
  • General knowledge of streets, sewers and public and private codes
  • General knowledge of California Building Codes

Education and Experience

  • Minimum of 8 years of Carpenter 1 of which as a Journeyman in residential construction with excellent hands on constructions skills.
  • Minimum of high school education.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to work up to 50 hours per week.
  • Ability to work 5days a week.
  • Regularly talk and listen up to 10 hours a day.
  • Regularly stand for prolonged periods of time over the course of an 8-10 hour day.
  • Regularly walk, bend, stoop, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Regularly climb stairs carrying a minimum of401bs.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50lbs.
  • Ability to safely operate all construction power tools.
  • Ability to lift, push, pull or carry heavy objects using abdominal and lower back muscle

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The noise level in the work environment is high.
  • Work environment is a fast-paced, frequently changing environment in which interruptions is considered normal.
  • Work environment involves moderate exposure to occasional inclement weather conditions.
  • Work environment involves moderate exposure to physical risks such as operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.
  • Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements such as mild to hot temperatures dirt, mold, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises; asbestos, silica, and
  • Chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm may be present in the worksite environment

I have read the job description including all the physical demands, and I certify that I am qualified and able to perform the job as described herein. I understand that if I provide misleading information as to my experience, qualifications and/or abilities to perform the job as outlined herein, that I may

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $60,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year


  • Construction: 8 years


  • CA drivers license