Underground Utility Foreman

Position Summary

The Underground Utility Foreman will actively participate in and coordinate utility work, supervise the field crew, order materials, and is responsible for the completion of projects in a safe and timely manner, while maintaining the highest quality of workmanship. Below is what is required for the Underground Utility Foreman position.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • A minimum of three years’ experience working in the construction field as a Utility Foreman.
  • Civil Construction experience preferred.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Ability to layout line and grade using surveying equipment (level, laser, pipe laser, GPS, etc.).
  • Must be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Workload may include some travel and may require extended hours, including weekends.
  • Ability to work outdoors, in all kinds of weather, on an active highway/heavy construction site.
  • Must be able to hear warning signals and alarms.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Interpret and explain plans for construction of new projects; read and apply methods and procedures in drawings and layout work.
  • Partner with the Project Manager/Superintendent to coordinate work schedules of all subcontractors on project(s).
  • Attend all project related meetings/events such as safety meetings, supervisory meetings, scheduled training, and seminars.
  • Complete and maintain daily job logs, including subcontractor work on project(s).
  • Confer with project supervisory personnel, representatives from the owner, subcontractors, vendors, and utility companies to coordinate various phases of construction to resolve problems and prevent delays.
  • Maintain and secure company materials, supplies, tools, and equipment.  Order and maintain materials and assets.


  • Know and apply safety rules and instructions in the use and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Know and comply with the Company’s safety rules/policies and OSHA regulations. OSHA “Competent Person” valid First Aid Certification preferred.
  • Model and enforce safe work practices, including articulating safety regulations and wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for the safe performance of work.
  • Attend and/or present weekly safety meetings and turn documentation into the Safety Manager.
  • Immediately Report any safety violations, accidents, injuries, property damage or other claims to Safety Manager.
  • Responsible for recognizing and correcting any unsafe conditions that may exist or occur on the job site.  This includes assisting with job site inspections and reporting and following through with directions for abatement of any unsafe condition or hazard.
  • Stay current on the location of overhead and underground utilities.


  • Conduct daily safety job hazard analysis meetings and complete weekly “Tool Box Talks” on assigned subjects.
  • Together with Superintendent or Operations Management, review field personnel at the conclusion of each season.
  • Oversee field crew to ensure correct methods of construction are employed and strict adherence to safety rules/regulations is in place.
  • Look ahead and order appropriate materials and equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The physical demands of construction workers will vary depending on the work environment and will often change in real time.

  • The employee must be able to lift (including above shoulder or head), move, and carry up to 50 pounds frequently.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to input information, handle, carry (with and without assistance), feel objects, tools (of varying size and weight), or controls.
  • Frequently reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, bend, twist, crouch, or crawl, talk and hear, and taste or smell.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Frequent exposure to high noise levels.

Work Environment

  • There is constant exposure to various weather conditions typical in the states where the work is performed, including noise, dust, and other materials.
  • The work environment is in areas where heavy equipment, power tools and traffic are present.
  • There is exposure to heights up to 50 feet and depths of up to 80 feet in this construction work environment.

Benefits are provided through the union.