Century Group Construction

Carpenter Foreman (Full-time) - BlueCity Construction

15 March 2023

Surrey, BC

BlueCity Construction is part of Century Group’s group of companies, created to deliver high-quality new home products. With its dedicated team of experienced home-building professionals combined with the best trades, BlueCity Construction is a recognized leader for quality homes and meticulous planning for liveable communities.

What can we offer you?

BlueCity Construction offers our team members a variety of benefits, including competitive salaries, health benefits which includes a healthcare spending account, maternity leave top-up program, matching pension plan (DCPP), and the ability to advance your career through training and development opportunities! As a part of Century Group, career growth opportunities are available across a diverse group of companies. Apply now to discover your next career move!

Role Summary

The Carpenter Foreman reports to the Site Superintendent and works closely alongside other site team members in a collaborative manner. All work performed must comply within BlueCity’s high quality standards of quality workmanship. BlueCity Construction employees all work to ensure their work is done in a safe and timely manner. 

Key Accountabilities

The expectation of this role is to lead and direct a crew of carpenters/apprentices in performing day to day tasks. Overseeing of the tasks and ensuring the quality of the work being completed. Demonstrates good site safety knowledge and solid understanding of the safety regulations. Responsible for making decisions and to oversee multiple tasks at one given time. Must be able to read drawings, perform layout, delegate the crew, and perform/explain carpentry related tasks.

  • Organizes, directs and supervise employees engaged in specific functions on construction projects

  • Work to complete his/her portion of the project on time and on budget

  • Knowledge of the full range of materials, methods and tools involved in construction projects

  • Knowledge of business and management principles (planning, resources, leadership, production, costing)

  • Constructing footings, foundations, architectural walls, suspended slabs, planters and stairs

  • Test equipment and machinery to ensure good working order

  • Measure and cut lumber to desired specification

  • Ensure team is performing at peak standard and productivity

  • Ensure health and safety regulations are being followed at all times

  • Supervises the construction of a portion of a project under the direction of a Superintendent

  • Maintains ongoing communication with the Superintendent

  • Assigns work to carpenters

  • Monitors and addresses cost and labour performance of construction projects in conjunction with the Superintendent

  • Carries out the implementation of management decisions such as construction methods, schedule, quality and safety

  • Responsible for on-site project administration and reporting of labour, equipment and material 

  • Ability to be able to read and interpret drawings

  • Clean up job site at end of day ensuring all equipment is properly secure

Education & Experience

Our ideal candidate has completed a Red Seal Journeyman Carpentry Program and has a minimum of 5 years of previous experience in the construction industry. Must have current CSTS, Fall Protection and First Aid Level 2 certificates. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Can provide professional leadership, mentor team members but most importantly lead by example

  • Can effectively communicate with everyone on site and develop long-term relationships with clients, consultants, suppliers, and subcontractors

  • Has sound business judgement and will prioritize safety, quality and then profitability

  • Requires good communication and leadership skills as well as being knowledgeable in the carpentry trade

  • Ability to assume the role of a Superintendent for interim periods

  • Ability to recognize potential problems and report them in a timely fashion

  • Knowledge of trade mathematics and imperial and metric measurements

  • Knowledge of the characteristics of construction materials and their proper use

  • Knowledge of installation equipment, techniques, wiring or programs to meet specifications

  • Work at heights, good balance

  • Bend, stretch, lift push, pull and carry

  • Describe and point out safety compliance and regulatory issues

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills both upward and downward

  • Work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to operate required equipment in a safe and responsible manner

  • Strong work ethic, high standards, and a sense of personal accountability and ownership

  • Dedicated to meeting or exceeding BlueCity’s objectives as well as fulfilling personal and career-related goals

  • Values collaborations, works well with others, and understands the role as a crucial member of a team

  • Strong interest to build a career in the building construction industry



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