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Wright Outdoor Solutions Landscape/Hardscape Construction Foreman in West Des Moines, Iowa

Title: Landscape/Hardscape Construction Foreman

Status: Full-Time

Hourly Wage: $22 - $27 (Depending on experience)

Reports To: Landscape Operations Manager

Location: West Des Moines, IA

About Us:

Wright Outdoor Solutions offers indoor and outdoor services to residential & commercial customers and their communities across the country. These services include landscape design and installation, complete tree care, lawn care, seasonal maintenance, a garden center, interior and exterior holiday lights and décor, interior plantscaping, land clearing and mulch. Our operations are guided by a set of values: safety, integrity, quality, teamwork, innovation, and family. We abide by the highest ethical standards, knowing customer satisfaction is our number one priority, and we work as a team to deliver creative solutions to our clients. Finally, we are proud of our family-founded history and have worked to retain those family values in our culture since becoming employee-owned in 2002.

Job Summary:

The Landscape/Hardscape Construction Foreman is responsible for leading a landscape construction crew of up to 6 members to implement landscape and hardscape projects throughout Des Moines and surrounding areas. The foreman is responsible for promoting job site safety, completing landscape and hardscape installations with great precision and efficiency, providing excellent customer service, and exhibits pride and quality workmanship.

Essential Duties:

  • Work closely with Operations Manager and Designer.

  • Represent the company’s best interest, maintain the highest level of integrity and professionalism.

  • Always maintain a clean and safe jobsite.

  • Manage crew effectively and efficiently to produce an excellent and profitable product.

  • Teach and train crew members to ensure proper procedures, processes and quality of work are followed and achieved.

  • Monitor company equipment, tools and vehicles for needed maintenance.

  • Forecast equipment, labor and material needs to ensure efficient production.

  • Direct, oversee and participate in work performed by your team. This is a hands-on position and requires this person to perform work activities alongside their team.

  • Understand and meet production and project schedule deadlines without sacrificing great customer service or excellent quality.

  • Complete daily activity reports and timesheets and submit daily.

  • Attend training classes and educational seminars as requested by management.

Responsibilities:

  • Reports for duty at the designated location on time each day.

  • Supervises and manages landscape & hardscape crew to ensure efficient workflow.

  • Ensures that all safety rules and company safety policies are adhered to.

  • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance to industry and company standards.

  • Collaborate with landscape manager and design staff to ensure project is installed on-schedule, within budget and in accordance to design and specifications.

  • Interacts with clientele in order to ensure job satisfaction.

  • Manage equipment and tool maintenance.

  • Trains and develops crew member in best practices of industry and company standards.

  • Follows directions from landscape supervisor.

  • Communicates well with crew members, management and clientele.

  • Uphold the values of Wright Outdoor Solutions which include: Safety, integrity, quality, respect, teamwork, innovation and family.

  • Perform other duties as related or assigned in all service areas of Wright Outdoor Solutions including arbor care, plant health care, exterior maintenance, mowing, holiday lights and snow removal.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in landscape and hardscape (segment retaining wall and concrete unit paving systems) installation. Experience in low voltage lighting systems a plus.

  • Must possess a thorough understanding of landscape and hardscape installation standards.

  • Must be self-motivated and possess strong leadership skills.

  • Must be professional in appearance and actions.

  • Must be detail oriented and quality driven.

  • Must be well organized with strong communication skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Must have the ability to be proactive, plan ahead and problem solve to minimize disruption, errors, risks and to keep project on-task, within budget and on-schedule.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to work flexible hours including overtime, weekends and during adverse weather conditions as warranted by workload and schedule.

  • Ability to read and interpret landscape & hardscape plans, detail drawings and specifications.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Proficient in operating commercial landscape equipment.

  • Valid Iowa driver’s license and a clean driving record.

  • Landscape and Hardscape certifications are a huge plus.

  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) a plus.

Wright Outdoor Solutions Offers:

  • $1,500 Sign-On Bonus Upon 120 days of continued employment

  • Industry Leading Pay

  • Excellent benefits including: 401K & Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) after 1 year of employment, medical insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance.

  • Paid time off and paid holidays.

  • Career advancement opportunities.

  • Support for continued education and professional certifications.

  • Unique and inviting work environment.

Pre-employment and post-hiring drug screening is a condition of employment.

To apply, please visit our website at https://www.wrightoutdoorsolutions.com/careers/ and submit an application.

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