Site Foreman

McKeown Contracting is a family owned and operated business working in Ottawa and the surrounding area. We specialize in Excavating, Backfilling, Site Grading, Heavy Equipment/Truck Rentals, Site Remediation, Snow ploughing, and Building Demolition. McKeown Contracting is currently looking for a Site Foreman to join our team.


  • Supervise an assigned work crew.
  • Prioritize daily work assignments and assign tasks to various crew members.
  • Observe work in progress and provide guidance and direction when needed.
  • Communicate effectively with heavy equipment operators, and workers to ensure the work gets done in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Work with superintendent and other trade foremen to plan and execute work.
  • Set/Check grades using survey equipment such as laser level and GPS.
  • Layout foundations, roadways, parking lots, etc. for excavation and backfill.
  • Coordinate with office to ensure proper delivery and removal of material onsite.
  • Fill out daily activity sheets to track progress of job.
  • Perform other activities at construction site as required.


  • Steel toe boots conforming to CSA standards.
  • Ability to work with others and motivate workers to perform assigned tasks as efficiently as possible.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to problem solve and think outside the box, to make the best decisions possible in a fast-paced environment, with rapidly changing priorities.
  • Must have 5+ years experience in earthwork.
  • Must have 3+ years experience as a site foreman.
  • Work 10 plus hours a day, 5 days a week and occasional nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment with changing weather.


  • Knowledge of GPS survey equipment.
  • E.T. or C.Tech Designation.
  • Health and Safety training.
  • Knowledge of First Aid and CPR.
  • Ability to operate heavy equipment.
  • Mathematical skills and analytical skills necessary for construction.
  • Construction certification.