RDF Builders
  • 10-Mar-2017 to 31-Oct-2018 (PST)
  • Concrete
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Full Time

JOB SUMMARY: The following is designed to outline the functions and the position requirements of this job. It does not identify all tasks that may be expected, nor address the performance standards that must be maintained. 

Essential Functions:

The Concrete Foreman is responsible for managing all division 3 activities for their assigned project. This includes managing concrete supply, finishers, pumps, shotcrete, rebar, studrails and cables as well as shop review and coordination with detailers and effectively managing crews, organizing work, and scheduling the concrete crew's activities to work in unity with the rest of the project to ensure that work is done safely, quality standards are upheld, and production and profit are maximized.

SAFETY - Responsible for the safe operations and site inspections of the concrete team and upholding the company's policies and standards on safety.

  • Ensures that all employees, contractors, and visitors comply with safety policies, procedures, and laws.
  • Ensures that safety systems such as rebar caps, fall protection, guards, railings, shoring, etc. are in place as required by law and/or company policy and being used properly.
  • Ensures that new employees receive a site specific safety orientation upon their first day.
  • Ensures the job site is reviewed daily for any safety hazards and job site cleanliness issues and takes appropriate action to correct identified hazards or issues.
  • Ensures that the Safety Department is notified of any accidents or near misses that occur on or around the job site and that accident investigations are conducted immediately.

PRODUCTION AND QUALITYEnsures that work is performed efficiently and effectively to maximize production and quality.

  • Ensures the correct set up of all systems for CIP.
  • Understands clearly the plans, specifications and schedule for each project.
  • Reviews all shop drawings for division 3 including rebar, cables, studrails, formwork, etc.
  • Reviews structural and architect drawings and resolves any discrepancies.
  • Ensures the work is properly laid out making sure that the proper grades are followed and the structure is accurately located.
  • Ensures the correct form work is ordered for the job.
  • Ensures inventories are maintained and coordinates deliveries.
  • Ensures all pours are scheduled on time.
  • Ensures all resteel deliveries are scheduled on time.
  • Ensures material and labor quantities are tracked concrete, rebar, cables, manhours, etc.
  • Ensure that work conforms with specs / division 3
  • Reviews all mix designs and ensures it aligns with plans.
  • QC issues with concrete / review shoring loads
  • Ensure all items to be CIP are onsite to avoid pour delays. Coordinate with other scopes as needed to avoid pour delays.
  • Troubleshoots deck ties to maintain schedule.
  • Participates in directing crane operations locating, placement, setting crane, etc.
  • Reviews formwork for failure / mistakes / counter-loading / missed items prior to pour.
  • Locates backshore to prevent curl at CJ's and pours strips in PT slabs.
  • Coordinates activities between all sub trades active during structural phase of the work as it relates to flow.

SCHEDULEDevelops and/or reviews the schedule for the scope of work performed and effectively manages the schedule to meet established milestones and completion date for the scope of work.

  • Reviews comprehensive schedule for the scope of work performed and coordinates with the job Superintendent and Project Manager on the integration of the concrete schedule with the overall project schedule.
  • Maintains the ability to identify where the project is in relation to the baseline schedule at all times and identifies a recovery plan when the schedule is off from baseline.
  • Confirms that all long lead-time materials are ordered and confirms delivery dates.
  • Stays abreast of all critical schedule activities and lead items as they change during the course of construction.  

BUDGETEffectively manages the cost of work to ensure costs do not exceed budget.

  •  Participates in estimate reviews and provides feedback to Estimating and Project Managers on the estimate.
  • Reviews bids as needed.
  • Manages all direct labor and keeps track of productivity.
  • Manages elements of labor, materials, and subcontractors in a manner that produces the most cost effective results and within the project budget.
  • Reviews and approves weekly timecards and ensures they are coded correctly and are turned into payroll in a timely manner.
  • Reviews and approves invoices and ensures that coding reflects where the dollars were spent.
  • Tracks project costs and budgets accurately and reviews budgeted productivity vs. achieved productivity.
  • Participates in review of weekly labor reports and monthly JIP's.
  • Provides input/backup documentation for proposed change orders as needed related to changes resulting from RFI's, ASI's, Bid set to CD set drawing changes and issues change orders as needed.

COMMUNICATION & MANAGEMENTFacilitates communication and management of the concrete division and ensures that all parties involved are aware of their responsibilities and expectations and informed of project status.

  • Upholds company policies pertaining to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, harassment, and drugs and alcohol.
  • Ascertain that crew members are well qualified and are efficiently carrying out duties assigned.
  • Participates in interviewing and hiring crew members.
  • Maintains good relationships with inspectors, architects, subcontractors, superintendents, project managers and other key people associated with the project.
  • Maintains close communication with jobsite Superintendent and Project Manager on any unforeseen problems which may develop.
  • Manages Carpenter foreman, Labor foreman, Field engineering (layout), Resteel foreman and ensures information is flow is accurate and complete between foreman and field crews.
  • Establishes the appropriate manpower and crew size necessary to carry out the scope of work.
  • Attend necessary meetings for the purpose of discussing job progress and problem areas.


    1. Thorough knowledge and background in concrete construction and ability to derive the most efficient method of completing a task.
    2. Thorough understanding of concrete/concrete structures: mix designs, form work, rebar, cables, stud rails, and all systems related to CIP.
    3. Thorough knowledge and background in managing the type of concrete jobs normally performed by the company.
    4. Maintain a high degree of integrity, loyalty and honesty; not divulge to outside parties information of a confidential nature pertaining to the company's operations.
    5. Ability to get along with people and to communicate in a professional manner with Owners, Inspectors, Architects, Job Site Superintendents, and others having a direct interest in a project being constructed. Ability to read, speak and understand English and communicate effectively at all levels.
    6. Ability to carry out the duties described in the job description in an efficient manner.
    7. Ability to thoroughly understand and follow plans and specifications in the construction of project and build schedules for the scope of work.
    8. Ability to foresee or predict problems before they develop and resolve them.
    9. A conscientious attitude towards controlling job costs and adhering to progress schedules.
    10. Ability to communicate our plan and sequence of activities to all crew members and material suppliers to effectively implement our goals.
    11. Ability to demonstrate leadership in upholding company policies and values.
    12. Physical ability to use telephone, operate computer and keyboard, walk for continuous periods of time on uneven surfaces, climb stairs and ladders and carry/lift items up to 50 pounds occasionally.
    13. Working knowledge of computer programs including: Excel, Word, Outlook, MS Project.




Formal Education: High school education or equivalent. Four year degree in building science, construction management or engineering preferred or equivalent experience.

 Previous Job Performance/Experience Required: Thorough working knowledge of wood frame and concrete multi-family as well as commercial construction as related to all disciplines and phases of construction. A minimum of 5 years of experience in the construction industry and a minimum of two years of previous experience as a superintendent required. Background in field engineering is a plus.


Physical Demands:   Standing and walking around the project site frequently to manage the project, occasionally participates in lifting and moving of objects on site, and frequent loud noise, and exposure to heavy equipment.

Environmental Conditions: Frequently on site and must combat hot, cold, humid, and wet conditions depending on location.

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