Foreman - Foreperson

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/8/2021 6:35 PM)
Job ID
Construction/Project Management
Job City
Fort McMurray, AB
# Positions

Position Scope

We are currently looking to fill three positions for Overburden/Sand Forepersons.


The successful candidate will work under the direction of superintendents in overseeing workers on site and coordination of operations.


As the point of reference for both workers and supervisors, you will be a key component of the success of the project. You should have a solid background in large scale, site-based projects utilizing your leadership skills and experience in the planning, development and coordination of large heavy construction and earthworks projects in the Fort McMurray Alberta area in order to direct the work of others and make quick decisions. In addition Foreperson's are involved with the interpretation of plans and specifications for projects, contract administration and project controls requirements as well as construction activities associated with the project requirements.


You must be well-organized and favour safety above everything else.

  • Site: Fort Hills
  • Shift: 14x7 - 12.5 hrs
  • Accommodations: Camp provided
  • Transportation: Flights to and from Calgary or Edmonton to site.

Candidates with civil experience preferred.



  • Ensure efficient deployment and productivity of work crews.
  • Ensure and enforce compliance to all company, client and legislated Safety policies and procedures.
  • Conduct daily and weekly safety meetings and inspections and complete follow-up activities.
  • Assess and confirm, through documentation, crew competency.
  • Review safe work plans/ hazard assessment with crew prior to job commencement.
  • Ensure that all work permits are obtained and adhered to.
  • Take corrective action to mitigate immediate hazards, where safe to do so.
  • Ensure consistent application of the progressive discipline system.
  • Inspect work site before, during and at end of shift.
  • Identify surplus equipment and labour resources.
  • Operate in a safe and courteous manner at all times.
  • Ensure compliance to Corporate and client D&A Policies.
  • Ensure all new hires/transfers receive required orientations. Attend and participate in site specific orientations.
  • Ensure adequate and suitable safety equipment, including PPE, is supplied, readily accessible, properly used and maintained.
  • Promote and ensure the FLRA process is conducted before every task.
  • Report and refuse unsafe work. Report unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Complete near miss cards/voice cards.
  • Report all incidents and hazards to the Supervisor.
  • Conduct incident investigations and prepare associated support documentation immediately.
  • Report and respond to any harassment issues.
  • Identify testing requirements and ensure Subcontractors are available to support daily operations.
  • Complete termination/transfer reports and submit to Supervisor.
  • Adhere to project, company environmental considerations.
  • Identify quantity and scope changes to the Contract and communicate to Supervisor.
  • Ensure crews use and understand up to date project cost coding.
  • Monitor equipment utilization and report down equipment to Mechanics.
  • Review weekly servicing and preventative maintenance schedules.
  • Complete daily activity reports/daily logs and submit to Supervisor.


  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a supervisory role managing Heavy civil or mining scope for bulk dirt movement.
  • Ability to read and understand mine planning information.
  • Ability to read and understand material test data.
  • Ability to read and understand Survey stakes.
  • Experience planning, and forecasting execution schedules for a Heavy civil or mining project.
  • Good verbal, and written communication.
  • Leadership for Safety Excellence.


All successful candidates must:

  1. Be proficient in English, both verbally and written
  2. Have a valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  3. Have experience as requested in the job description above
  4. Be subject to Random Testing at: Suncor, Suncor Fort Hills and Kearl sites
  5. Disclose COVID-19 vaccination status:
    • Fully immunized individuals must provide government issued proof of vaccination to be exempt from site testing requirements
    • Individuals not fully immunized may be subject to site COVID-19 testing requirements and associated costs
  6. Undergo and successfully pass the following pre-employment testing:
    • Breath Alcohol Test
    • Urine Drug Test
    • Fitness-to-Work Health Assessment
    • Audiometric Testing
    • Vision Screening

All successful candidates MUST provide the following items prior to confirmation of their start date:

  1. CSO or BSO Certification
  2. CSTS Certification and OSSA Regional only required if candidate does not have the above certification
  3. Copy of Valid Class 5 Driver’s License
  4. Copy of recent Driver’s Abstract
  5. VOID cheque/direct deposit form

The Rewards of our positions include:  competitive compensation and benefits packages and excellent career growth prospects


To explore this opportunity, please submit a resume of your experience and accomplishments in confidence.


North American Construction Group (NACG) has served as an industry leader in the heavy construction and mining industries for over 65 years.  In that time, we’ve proven ourselves as a safe and reliable contractor who can complete projects of any size and scope. We’ve also taken a number of bold steps forward to broaden our footprint, expanding to mines outside our provincial borders, and providing third-party maintenance services to clients and customers. 

In addition to providing employees with rewarding careers, North American has a whole lot more to offer:

  • Significant Growth –As a company, NACG is rapidly expanding, and has practically doubled in size over the past year alone.
  • Long Term Contracts – With over $1 billion dollars in contracted work booked through 2023, NACG can provide long term employment solutions and numerous opportunities for advancement.
  • Commitment To Safety – With a top tier record for safety performance, NACG is dedicated to ensuring that everyone gets home safe, and constantly strives for a goal zero performance.
  • Competitive Compensation – NACG provides competitive compensation packages for all employees.
  • Attractive Benefits Package – With a substantial benefits package provided to all employees, NACG ensures that you are covered for life’s many surprises.
  • GRRSP Matching – As you begin your new career, you can also start planning for the future thanks to NACG’s GRRSP matching.

North American Construction Group is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected.


Become a member of the North American family today!


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