Foreperson - Landscape Construction


  • $25 - $30/hour depending on experience, plus benefits and profit sharing
  • Monday to Friday - Some Saturdays. 50 to 55 hours per week.
  • March 1 – December 15.  Position may
 become year round.
  • At least five years working on site in landscape construction
  • Well-developed computer skills a must 
  • Thorough knowledge of all materials used in landscaping
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

REPORTS TO:  Owner/General Manager


The foreperson is an experienced landscape team member working with minimal supervision running landscape construction jobs. Responsible for up to 4 people, and communicating with the client, the general manager, and the landscape designer, you ensure projects are built accurately, properly, and under budget.


  • Knowledge reading landscape plans and translating them into a finished landscape installation including the understanding of grades, dimensions, and materials required.  

  • Setup and utilize standard survey equipment (string-line & level and laser) to determine existing surface grades and resulting pavement and garden drainage design.

  • The ability to work properly with and install the following materials:  cement, mortar, natural stone retaining walls, interlocking stone, random laid flagstone both dry and wet lay, square cut flagstone both dry and wet lay, precast concrete retaining walls and steps, 2”x6” running boards at the bottom of fences, concrete block walls, poured concrete grade beams and foundations, wire mesh and rebars, lintels, forming for concrete, poured concrete, waterfall and pond construction, digging and setting of fencing and pergola posts in ground, boulders, boulder retaining walls, planting, and pruning. To be able to operate a skid steer loader and mini excavator.

  • Operate vehicles such as dump trucks and truck and trailer combinations. 

  • Safe storage of materials and good housekeeping at all times, on a site, to prevent injury to workers or other people who may come on a site.  The proper placement of safety cones to de-mark potentially dangerous obstacles on the site or on a public or private laneway/road.

  • Demonstrates good organizational skills and ability to prioritize job tasks by planning ahead and anticipating the necessary timing for delivery of materials to the site.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form with customers, suppliers and employees.

  • Measure and calculate quantity of materials needed for an installation and place orders with suppliers. 


This position requires that the individual be working on or have the following certification and licensing:

  • Canadian Landscape Technician in Hardscape and/or Softscaping (CLT)
  • Certified Landscape Professional (CLP)
  • Ontario Driver's License 'G'

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