General Foreman - ICI Construction
Stolk Construction
Port Colborne, ON

Stolk Construction is a full service General Contractor, specializing in the industrial, institutional and commercial sectors. Our primary mission is to deliver: quality; timely, professional service; innovative, efficient methods; and good value to our clients.

We do this with the according to the following principles:

  • We seek to develop positive relationships
  • We are task-focused
  • We hold ourselves to a high standard
  • We always act with integrity
  • We have GRIT

Stolk Construction is currently recruiting an experienced General Foreman who shares our mission and principles. Their overall responsibilities will be to lead construction projects according to strict deadlines and within budget; embracing the role of being the company’s key on-site representative. They will work closely with the Project Management team. An ideal candidate for this role will possess:

  • 5+ years of successful General Foreman experience within the construction industry
  • Strong technical background and aptitude
  • Willingness to continually develop self and others
  • An ability to effectively develop strong relationships with clients, fellow team members and suppliers
  • An ability to coach, mentor, motivate, direct and supervise team members
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • High level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team

Position Type: Full Time Permanent

Compensation: $24-28/ hour based on experience

As a General Foreman your role is to oversee the functions noted in bold below. A summary of responsibilities within each function are also outlined.


  • Ensure all safety requirements are followed and met, striving for zero safety incidents
  • Review Job Hazard Analysis’ completed by the appropriate Project Manager at the start of each project
  • Complete a worksite safety inspection on a weekly basis and submit for review
  • Assist JHSC reps and MOL inspectors during jobsite inspections
  • Abide by, and ensure all site personnel abide by the Stolk Construction H&S Manual, as well as the Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations for Construction Projects
  • Report any jobsite injury and/or illness in an immediate manner to the Director of Operations

Overall Management of Project

  • Manage overall day-to-day operations on the jobsite
  • Understand the project scope, budget and schedule
  • Identify short, mid and long-term resource requirements for the project and make proper arrangements to ensure they are available on a timely basis
  • Lead and coordinate all activities related to employees, subcontractors, client staff and suppliers
  • Appoint a Supervisor for any period in which you are stepping away from the project
  • Ensure the proper level of quality is maintained while also attaining the milestones and financial goals of the project
  • Record all project related activities within such items as the Supervisor Log Book and the Weekly Job Report
  • Submit accurately completely paperwork to Project Management in a timely basis
  • Ensure all company-owned equipment and tools are signed out, available, in good working order, properly stored and finally signed back in


  • Detailed, on-going, timely communications with Project Management (before shift, at breaks, etc.)
  • Project related communication with the client, based on Project Manager’s instructions
  • Project related communications with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Communicate to site staff on an ongoing basis (site talks, disciplinary action, coaching and training, etc)


  • Champion company procedures, policies and initiatives to improve Stolk Construction operations
  • Assess employee performance and provide feedback to the Director of Operations
  • Participate in quarterly employee evaluations, providing timely and relevant feedback
  • Maintain any company provided vehicle in clean, properly serviced and presentable order

**This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the role. Other job related duties may be assigned on an ongoing basis.

Realistic Job Preview

The information below is intended to provide a realistic overview of the job. This includes working conditions.

Physical Demands:

This job requires you to:

  • Be able to lift 66lbs
  • Kneel, stoop, crouch, crawl and sit
  • Be able to stand, walk, talk, hear, see and smell
  • Be exposed to extreme heat and cold; or airborne particles;
  • Be able to distinguish colours
  • Be exposed to differing noise levels from moderate to loud
  • Hearing requirements include the ability to hear alarms on equipment, client calls and instructions
  • Perform repetitive motions
  • Occasionally be required to perform overtime duties
  • Keep safety in mind at all times
  • Work indoors
  • At times the facilities in which we work can be warm, noisy and wet
  • Employee may also work in clean, food grade standards and need to follow all necessary facility procedures
  • Work outdoors
  • Employee will be exposed to all weather condition
  • Required at times to undertake work in wet, dirty and/or odorous conditions

Mental Demands:

This job requires you to:

  • Have the ability to read and write
  • Understand verbal instructions
  • Occasionally learn new skills
  • Manage a team of labourers and carpenters
  • Deal with demands of the client and/or their representatives
  • Maintain a positive attitude at all times


This job requires you to:

  • Be willing to work on weekends when required
  • Manage company tools and equipment
  • Provide your own tools as required

Security and Safety

  • Bondable, Driving record check (abstract)

Additional Requirements:

  • WAH training is an asset
  • Own Tools/Equipment
  • Tools, Steel-toed safety boots, Hard hat

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $25.00 to $30.00 /hour


  • General Foreman: 7 years (Required)


  • G (Required)