Excavation Foreman

at Norhart
Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Norhart is driven by a simple purpose, to create a better way for us all to live. To fulfill that purpose, we need a fantastic team. We have a new opening for an Excavation Foreman with a strong background in Excavation, Utilities, and Grading. In this position, you play an integral role in creating quality apartments for our residents to call home for years to come. You will work with our team in new construction, building apartments from the ground up. To be successful in this role you must be reliable, detail-oriented, and communicate effectively. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The following description of work to be performed by this individual is not intended to be all-inclusive. Rather, it focuses on the major tasks that must be accomplished. There are many necessary activities to satisfy any of the following performance guidelines. Responsibilities: + Create and manage project schedule to meet larger project deadlines, scope to include demo/site clearing, erosion control, excavation, utilities, grading, irrigation, and landscaping. + Order materials and manage inventory related to your scope of work. + Manage budget categories that fall within your scope of work. + Equipment selection and analysis to present to leadership. + Work with superintendent and project manager to solve problems as they arise on site. + Schedule and meet with surveyor and inspectors. + Communicate with engineer and city staff when necessary. + Coordinate with other foremen to improve workflow and ensure safety. + Regularly inspect work to ensure it matches plans. + Participate in weekly meetings to provide expertise on opportunities for improvement. + Maintain a good understanding of inventory and logistics. + Build and develop an excavation team. Requirements Experience: + 3+ years of experience as an excavation foreman or supervisor, with experience leading crews. + Proficiency in operation of heavy equipment. + The ability to collaborate with all levels of the organization . + The ability to read and understand blueprints. + Understand site logistics for Multi-Family construction. + Strong organizational skills. + Proficient at managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + Desire and ability to train others. + Microsoft Word & Excel. Preferred Skills: + Landscaping and Irrigation + Surveying + Familiar with Topcon Positioning System Other Requirements/Equipment Used, if applicable: + Must pass criminal background check + Valid driver's license and reliable vehicle with proper insurance Why Work at Norhart? + Great Culture! We received the 2022 Star Tribune's "Minnesota Top Workplaces Award"! Working alongside great people at a great company makes your job and your life better. + Growth opportunity! We are growing like crazy and company growth creates career opportunities for our employees. + Steady work in a consistent location! Our construction team works year-round getting 40+ hours per week. Our large apartment complexes provide you with a consistent job location for up to 6 months at a time. This consistent work means, no lay-offs as we have projects already lined up to fuel our long-term growth! + We pay at the top of the market! We consistently monitor pay ranges in the industry and we choose to pay at the top of the market because we want the best people working here! From Apprentice 1 through Journeyman, we make sure our employees are well paid! + Great Benefits! We have fantastic benefits such as Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement contributions, and so much more! Our benefits start on the first of a new month of employment. + Unlimited paid-time-off!!! This is something unique in our industry. We want our employees to bring their full selves to work and give it their all. This means sometimes you need to recharge and our unlimited PTO plan helps our employees do just that. Benefits + Fantastic Health Care Plan offering a $0 monthly premium for coverage + Dental Coverage + Vision Coverage + Retirement Plan with company match up to 3% (Simple IRA) + Unlimited Paid Time Off (Vacation & Holidays) + Volunteer Time Off (16 hours per year of paid time off to volunteer at your favorite charity) + Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D) + Short Term & Long Term Disability + Maternity & Paternity Leave + Training & Development + Career Advancement Opportunities NORHART'S MISSION, PURPOSE & VALUES: Mission: Building and managing awesome apartments Purpose: Creating a better way for us all to live Values: A great team is made up of great people. In our company these people exhibit 5 key values. These values are a way of life for everyone who works here. From our top-level managers to entry level employees these values are lived out every day. We hire and promote based on these characteristics. To be successful here you too must embody these values. + Achieve Great Things: We love our work! We were born to do it. We accomplish far more than what others thought possible. We exhibit unrelenting reliability. When we say something will be done, it will be done. We solve the root problem instead of settling for a quick fix. + Improving Something Every Day: We dare to question the status quo. We are always looking for ways to simplify, automate, and change the 'normal workflow'. One way that we do this is to dedicate ourselves to make small changes and improvements every day, with the expectation that those small improvements will add up to something significant. + Be a Genuine Human: Being a genuine human means that we are kind, supportive, and humble. We share credit, admit our mistakes, and learn from them. We are open, honest, and vulnerable. It's about being fully and painfully honest about work related issues in a respectful and positive way while building professional friendships. + Obsessing Over the Resident Experience: Obsessing over the resident experience means we strive to ensure a frictionless environment for our tenants such as caring about every little impact our work has on them. It is relentlessly improving our building designs, taking on feedback, and considering their overall well-being in every action we take. From the moment we break ground on a new project, to the final day we serve a resident, it is the responsibility of EVERY Norhart employee to OBSESS over the experience that resident is going to have with us. + Level Yourself Up: We want to be the best in the world at what we do. We want to be so much better than the competition that the fight isn't fair. We own our own self-improvement, and we push our mentors to teach us more. We are always looking for ways to improve our company, our team, and ourselves.

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