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Pipe and Excavation Foreman - Telluride Gravel, Telluride at Oldcastle SW Group, Inc

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Telluride, Colorado

Job Description:


Job ID:  152584

Telluride Gravel, is a CRH Company. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees.  We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction services.  We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.   


The Pipe and Excavation foreperson is responsible for performing supervisory duties as well as assisting with general labor and equipment operation. The qualified candidate must have working knowledge of excavation, trenching and pipe installation.  Must have knowledge and experience with multiple types of pipe and know how to set grade and be able to double check gradesetter.  Should have experience on excavator and backhoe.

Wages will be 24.00 - 26.00 depending on experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates daily work activities, job site organization, reading of plans, etc.

  • Supervises and schedules work crews. 

  • Organizes job site goals, timelines, and budgets.

  • Orders required supplies and materials.

  • Drive to various job site locations.

  • Assists with general laborer duties as needed, which may include shoveling, laying asphalt, installing pipes, crusher maintenance, and other tasks as required.

  • Assists with heavy equipment operation, if trained, as needed at job site locations.

  • Maintaining time and materials records necessary to complete daily job costing.

  • Must have a full working knowledge of all aspects of pipe (water, sanitary sewer, storm drain) building excavation and general dirt work. Must know how to establish grade and be willing to teach new employees the business.

  • Must have knowledge in the use computers, iPads and phones. This position requires daily time entry for the entire crew, daily foreman report, daily trench / excavation inspection, scheduling of work and target setting.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Will directly supervise 5 to 10 employees


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred. 2 to 3 years of related experience required.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.  Ability to write correspondence.  Ability to effectively present information in one on one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiple and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ration, percent, land to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions

  • Ability to work well with others in a group or one on one setting.

Computer Skills

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to type and use keyboards accurately and have knowledge of Database software.  

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Standard Driver’s License required

  • CDL or the ability to obtain a CDL is preferred (wages adjusted accordingly)


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs.

  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50-75 lbs.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather conditions; and extreme cold and/or heat.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

Other Qualifications

May be subject to drug testing, medical exams and physical agilities testing.

Additional Skills Required: Must have working knowledge of all types of pipe installation - musts have knowledge of trenching and shoring laws and procedures - must have knowledge of grade setting. Applicants that can not interpolate grade will not be considered.  

What CRH Americas Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH Americas

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

Telluride Gravel is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link