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April 28 2020
Industries Construction, Maintenance
Categories Supervision, Surveillance, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Ottawa, ON

Job Title: Foreman
Reports to: Superintendent
Company: Taggart Construction Limited
Location: 3187 Albion Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Date Prepared: February 22, 2019

Work Description

The Foreman is responsible for the overall maintenance and supervision of construction projects and its crews. The performance of the duties must ensure a quality approach to all employees, customers, subcontractor/general contractors, tenants, managers and suppliers. All responsibilities must be performed in a manner consistent with the Taggart Construction vision, mission, and must comply with all company policies and procedures. The Foreman, in coordination with the Superintendent is responsible for identifying issues and designing and carrying out policies and procedures that support the initiatives of Taggart Construction Limited.

Major Responsibilities:
Leadership and supervision:

  • Efficiently organize the crew in order to ensure that each individual understands their role.
  • Follow up consistently with employees and provide feedback and coaching.
  • Ensure that the crew performs daily and weekly activities to meet production goals.
  • Assess the competency and capability of staff.
  • Identifying the needs for crew training and facilitate delivery of training.
  • Establish effective onsite communications and progress reporting to Superintendents.

Health and Safety:

  • Provide guidance on how to work in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Enforce all Taggart Construction Limited policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with the Taggart Construction Limited Safety program at all times.
  • Participate in accident/incident investigations and reviews.
  • Aid in all Safety reporting functions. Ensure the timely delivery of reports to Head Office in order to maintain all legislative requirements.
  • Provide the leadership that results in a safe work culture as each foreman is responsible and accountable for the safety of the crew under their direction.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the requirements and liabilities under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Labour Relations:

  • The Foreman is accountable for adherence to Taggart’s Labour Relations policies and procedures. Understand the collective agreement and seek help when there is a potential conflict or grievance.
  • Recognize problems, report and address any issues that may develop within crews.
  • Set and maintain work standards and outline behavioural expectations to ensure good crew morale and productivity

Administration and reporting:

  • Ensure foreman’s diaries are maintained, filling out timesheets clearly and consistently as well as addressing and reporting deficiencies.
  • Submission of documentation to head office in a timely manner is essential.
  • Perform additional assignments as per the manager’s direction.

Statement of Qualifications:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Post-secondary Certificate in Civil Engineering Technologist / Formal Technical training that is relevant to the field.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Possess the ability to read drawings and interpret specifications.
  • Knowledge of line and grade surveying.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a foreman in the construction industry.
  • Effective interpersonal skills & team building skills.
  • Possess good problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Some computer and administrative skills.
  • Health and Safety training.
  • Leadership/management development training
  • Possess the ability to cope with extremely busy and stressful worksites.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Possess the ability to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally at all times.

Physical/Sensory Effort

  • Loud and busy work environment.
  • Provide service to several managers, working under many simultaneous deadlines.
  • Possess the ability to interact with management, colleagues, visitors, government agencies/personnel.

Work Environment:

  • Difficult weather conditions, working outdoors and on site.
  • Travel will be required. The site foreman will move from site to site.
  • Overtime as required.


All candidates are asked to apply via the following link: Any questions regarding the position can be directed to

We thank all candidates for their interest, however only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


The Taggart Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap, or financial ability.

In accordance with the Accessibility of Ontarian' s with a Disabilities Act, we're committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process. If you require accommodation or special assistance, please sen an email to with your request. Your information will be treated as confidential.