Excavation Job Listing: West Michigan

Excavation Site Foreman


The Foreman has overall responsibility for the successful execution of projects in an innovative, entrepreneurial, and ethical manner.  The Foreman has a duty to manage projects in such a manner as to meet schedules and promote safety, quality, and customer satisfaction, while making continuous efforts to maximize long term company profits. The foreman is responsible for maintaining a neat and orderly site.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for safety on the project, including holding toolbox talks. Ensures that proper safety equipment and protection is installed on all equipment and reports deficiencies to the proper manager or superintendent; ensures proper personal safety and protective equipment is utilized.
  • Accountable for compliance, responsible for quality workmanship and finished product.
  • Direct the performance of project craft personnel and report problems to superintendent or manager.  Sets acceptable level of expectations and communicates a positive attitude to the employees.  Continuously monitors performance towards these expectations and communicates information to the employees to obtain satisfactory results.
  • Consults with superintendents, estimators, and managers to determine schedule and project needs for material, manpower, and equipment.  Communicates and coordinates as necessary.
  • Accountable for awareness and control of project yield; for ensuring that the project conditions and procedures result in placement of the appropriate amount of material.
  • Accountable for setting crew manpower levels and for assigning the right people to the job; for ensuring that levels of tools, equipment, and material used at the job sites contribute to cost goals
  • Accurately and timely reports on all cost data and quantity data.


  • Five (5) to ten (10) years of experience in residential and commercial site development preferred
  • Experience with water/sewer hookup, foundations, septic system installation, asphalt prep, concrete prep, is a must
  • Leadership and problem-solving skills are essential
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Must have good organization skills
  • Must be quick to adapt and able to thrive in a fast paced, high pressure environment
  • Self-motivated; ability to work independently
  • Good written and verbal communication skills required