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Sample construction foreman job description

[Company X] is looking for a construction foreman to coordinate and supervise their team of crew members. The foreman will be responsible for training new workers and will work closely with property owners and building tenants to coordinate construction work. They will also create and maintain construction schedules; hire, manage, and train staff; ensure construction equipment is properly maintained; and keep projects on schedule and within allotted budgets. The candidate should be extremely organized with excellent time management, leadership, communication, and project management skills.

Objectives of this role

  • Create and maintain a construction schedule with project goals in mind
  • Hire, train, supervise, and assign tasks to crew members
  • Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are followed on construction sites
  • Consult regularly with property owners, tenants, and other major stakeholders
  • Ensure all construction projects stay on schedule, remain within the budget, and are completed successfully
  • Calculate productivity rates and report project status to supervisors


  • Read project plans, drawings, specifications, and blueprints
  • Create and manage schedules and monitor attendance of the crew
  • Oversee construction sites and supervise the use of machinery and equipment
  • Delegate responsibilities and tasks to crew members, contractors, and other workers according to priorities and plans
  • Emphasize safe use of all tools and equipment and enforce the proper use of safety gear, like helmets and goggles
  • Manage employees to ensure the project is kept on schedule

Skills and qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of construction procedures and equipment
  • Ability to read and understand drawings, blueprints, and construction plans
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to problem-solve and fix routine errors
  • In-depth knowledge of safety guidelines and best practices
  • Strong managerial skills with a warm personality

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience in a supervisory or related role
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to drive projects to fruition on time and within budget
  • Ability to hire, train, and supervise workers
  • Expertise in sourcing and supervising construction materials, such as tools and equipment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills