Construction: Foreperson

Build LA’s Resilience – and Your Own!

This is a role that can reshape lives and beautify Los Angeles. You’ll be appreciated for your ability to guide a team, maintain high team member engagement, solve problems, build beautifully and sustainably, and your excellent communication skills.

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Job Description

Our landscape construction foremen lead landscape construction and plant installation teams onsite. Foremen are an essential link between their teams (crews) and a project designer, as well as our clients. They ensure our construction teams are successful, setting schedules and organizing work onsite, ensuring team members have the tools and equipment they need, and guiding team members in learning new skills.

A day in this job is full of physical activity, problem-solving, and teamwork. At the end of the day, you are likely to be a little dirty, a little tired – and very proud of your team and what you’ve created together.
You will use your:

  • Excellent client communication skills
  • The ability to motivate and manage a team
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn
  • Know proper planting technique, particularly if you know native plants
  • Understanding of smart irrigation, lighting and smart home technologies

As a construction team foreman leading your team, you will:

  • Be provided with the tools, equipment and PPE you and your team need to safely do your best job
  • Take pride in bringing a design, a dream, to life and inspire that pride in your team
  • Read plansets (blueprints) and apply them in garden
  • Ensure accurate layouts by verifying field conditions and comparing to design plansets
  • Prep the location for your work by scheduling and placing job site signs, equipment, tools
  • Manage logistics, including deliveries and pick-ups of supplies
  • Plan for several days and weeks ahead with site supervisor or manager to ensure materials arrive
  • on time and meet both our quality standards and designer specifications
  • Introduce the team to new projects and clients
  • Integrate field and client changes to the plan
  • Assign team action items
  • Collaborate with, schedule and supervise subcontractors
  • Ready sites for inspections in compliance with permitting and building specifications
  • Accompany city inspections
  • Review production meetings notes
  • Use clock shark to schedule teams (crews) and to track and report work progress
  • Identify and communicate ways to improve and efficiencies in our production and processes
  • Abide by rigorous health and safety standards and ensure team members, subcontractors and others on the job site do as well

On-site, you’ll also work hand-in-hand with your team. You may:

  • Dig
  • Install low-flow, subsurface drip irrigation and weather-based controllers
  • Install landscape lighting systems
  • Install walks, patios and drives of decomposed granite, gravel, concrete, stone and other materials
  • Plant
  • Move and reshaping soil
  • Rake
  • Sweep
  • Use hand and/or power tools and/or equipment to perform a wide range of duties
  • Water
  • Weed

You’ll like this job if you enjoy jobs where you:

  • Bend, stoop, and twist continually throughout the day
  • Work outside in fresh air, sometimes in high-heat and/or other adverse weather conditions
  • See the results of your work at the end of a day


Job Requirements

  • Locations: LA County, Multiple Locations (Required)
  • Work Authorization: US  (Required)
  • Experience: Construction: 2 years (Preferred), Management: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Languages: English (Preferred)and Spanish (Preferred)
  • Licenses: California Driver’s License? (Preferred), California Native Plant Landscapers Certification (Preferred)



Build your success with us. Benefits of this position include:

  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Pay: $20.00 – $34.50 per Hour (38,000-66,240 Annually)
  • Schedule: 8 hour shift, Monday to Friday (No Weekends)
  • Supplemental Pay: Overtime, Bonus Pay, Signing Bonus
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement: 401(k), Employer Contributions
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Additional: Paid Training, Referral Program

    COVID-19 considerations

    We value your health, and our sustainable practices will protect it. Beyond that, we also keep the highest safety standards and were among the first businesses to earn LA County Public Health’s Covid-19 Safety Compliance Certificate.

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