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Underground Construction Foreman in San Diego, United States

About Us

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 Foremen to work closely with our Superintendent in planning and coordinating projects, ordering materials and managing manpower to ensure the project is completed on time, within budget, and to UCCo quality standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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.

    Job Qualifications

  • 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

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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 wear personal protective gear correctly most of the day

  • Sitting or standing up to 8 hours in a day

    The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list.

    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.

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