Are you a qualified and experienced Landscape Foreman? If so, you may be just who we’re looking for! Please review the posting below and submit your resume to us as soon as possible.
Position Title: Landscape Foreman
Hours: 3-5 days per week, average 35 hours per week (hours vary from 20-60 hours per week depending on schedule and weather).
About Helping Nature Heal Inc: We are an award-winning ecological landscaping company that fosters ecological, economic, and community resilience in Nova Scotia and beyond. We are recognized for sustaining the environment while providing our clients with exceptional landscapes that reconnect them to the spaces where they live, work, and play. In all our work, we strive to rebuild ecosystem-based landscapes that become healthy, self-sustaining spaces for human interaction with nature. Our areas of expertise include restorative landscaping, living shorelines, ecological forestry, edible landscapes, and organic gardening. We believe it’s our people who make the difference and it’s important to us that our team is professional, diligent, motivated, and highly-skilled. In order to retain an expert team, we are pleased to provide a nurturing work environment with training opportunities, benefits, and competitive pay. For more information, please visit www.helpingnatureheal.com
Job Summary: The Landscape Foreman will manage and lead our landscape construction crew consisting of 2-12 individuals to ensure that all jobs are completed safely and efficiently with top quality results. The selected individual will manage all operations on project sites including deadlines, materials, landscaping methods, equipment operation, and safe work practices. Independent project work may also be required. The Landscape Foreman will report to the Project Manager and will be required to communicate proactively and work effectively with the Project Manager, crew members, clients, vendors, and contractors.
- Manage, lead, and support our landscape construction crew safely and efficiently to ensure all policies are followed and the job gets done within the deadline;
- Communicate effectively and proactively with the Project Manager, crew, clients, contractors, and vendors;
- Assist the Project Manager in planning and organizing jobs, ensuring required materials are on site, and meeting project deadlines;
- Manage operation of a variety of equipment in a safe manner including chipper, whipper snippers, hedge trimmers, quick cut saws, and a variety of standard landscaping tools;
- Manage grading and laying of hardscaping features include steps, retaining walls, patios, fences, walkways, and other landscaping features;
- Manage planting and maintenance of residential, institutional, and commercial gardens;
- Drive crew and materials to and from jobs;
- Follow, and ensure all crew members follow, all health and safety regulations;
- Other specialist functions may be required according to experience and qualifications.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Five or more years of experience in landscaping, including at least two years in a leadership role;
- Certified Landscape Technician, Landscape Horticulturalist, Landscape Foreman Workshop or equivalent landscape education and training;
- Landscape Safety, Occupational Health and Safety, first aid, or equivalent safety education and training;
- Knowledge of landscape construction techniques and practices;
- Experience managing, leading, motivating, and providing feedback to staff safely and effectively;
- Excellent communicator who is adept at giving, receiving, and executing instructions;
- Ability to plan multiple job tasks and meet various project deadlines under pressure;
- Strong time-management, organization, and problem-solving skills;
- Dependable worker with initiative and motivation;
- Capacity to learn quickly and retain information in a fast-paced environment;
- Ability to work respectfully with a team while maintaining a positive attitude;
- Physically fit, energetic, able to lift at least 50 lbs, and able to work in diverse weather conditions;
- Flexible schedule, ability to travel, and ability to work on short notice as needed;
- Class five Nova Scotia driver’s license;
- Knowledge of ecological landscaping and organic gardening practices an asset;
- Own vehicle and asset.
Location: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, and surrounding area.
Start date: As soon as possible.
Compensation: A competitive rate of pay will be determined according to experience and qualifications. Extended health benefits package and further training options will be available after a three month probation period. Company will cost-share benefits after one year.
How to apply: Please provide your resume and a personalized cover letter in a PDF document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.