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Concrete Foreman

Dowbuilt is a high-end builder that started in Seattle, WA in 2004 and now our talented teams can be found throughout WA, CA, HI, CO, and NY.  We focus on one-off projects like cutting-edge, innovative new construction, challenging remodels and additions as well as home service – all of which require exacting work with impeccable attention to detail. The culture at Dowbuilt is one of care.  Care for our people, care for our clients, care for the craftsmen we partner with - all resulting in care for the incredible designs we bring to life. While our employees’ skill level and experience vary from entry level to mastery, all share an inspiring work ethic and passion for the build.

Dowbuilt Concrete Foremen coordinate operations and oversee workers to ensure a project’s overall success. As a point of reference for both employees and supervisors, this is a critical position in completing a large build. This role offers an opportunity to work on significant residential projects with large scopes of architectural concrete elements, and to work with colleagues who are dedicated to the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality in the industry. 

A successful concrete foreman has a solid background in the trades including the ability to put work in place, lead a team, take initiative and use critical thinking to make quick yet educated decisions. Organization skills are a must, and safety must be prioritized above all else. Concrete foremen can expect to work full-time hours with overtime and on-call work will sometimes be necessary to handle emergencies and get projects done on time.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage crew to achieve the established schedule
  • Layout formwork and set elevations per drawings
  • Layout rebar per shop drawings and structural drawings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safety and health procedures by working in a safe manner, and maintaining an awareness of the safety of others on site
  • Function as a carpenter and/or form setter as required by scope of work at hand
  • Operate laser with proficiency
  • Work at elevated heights and in confined spaces
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper use of tools and equipment

Qualifications and Skills:

  • At least 5 years leading complicated concrete scopes of work
  • Advanced ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Advanced ability to read and coordinate rebar and formwork shop drawings
  • Advanced ability to navigate and utilize electronic document storage systems
  • Advanced knowledge of ¾” and 1-1/8” forming systems
  • Ability to take direction from a project superintendent
  • Expertise with foundation hardware (snap-ties, shoes, cleats, etc.)
  • Motivated, dependable and trustworthy
  • Ability to work 10-hour days on a regular basis and occasionally work on weekends
  • Valid driver’s license, as occasional driving of a company vehicle may be required for this position
  • Ability to follow instructions, take notes and perform work as designated
  • Ability to be an active listener, ask for help and suggest solutions
  • Demonstrate discretion and treat all proprietary company information as strictly confidential outside, and in some cases within, the company
  • Be a team player and foster a positive and constructive attitude environment onsite
  • Exhibit good manners, respect for the team, subcontractors and clients
  • Consistently work toward a high level of accuracy and efficiency
  • Continually learn and develop new skills and capabilities
  • Advocate for safety in action and attitude; reinforce awareness to reduce risk of injury to self and others
  • Possess technical and working knowledge of building methods and construction practice
  • Possess basic knowledge of safety and health procedures (ongoing safety training provided)
  • Ability to manage stress and maintain composure in challenging situations
  • Demonstrate accountability
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide variety of people in English (Spanish fluency is a plus!)

Required Tools:

  • Rain gear
  • Safety vest/shirt
  • 100’ tape
  • Rubber boots (pour days)
  • Wire reel
  • Hammer (14oz minimum)
  • Tape measure (25’ minimum)
  • 4’ level
  • Stripping bar/ nail puller
  • Razor knife
  • Speed square
  • Sledge hammer (6# minimum)
  • Tool belt
  • Plumb bob
  • Torpedo level
  • Rubber mallet
  • Chalk line
  • Framing square
  • Pliers (tie wire)
  • Hand float

What We Offer

  • Competitive Pay Commensurate with Skills and Experience
  • 100% paid Medical and Basic Life Insurance for employees
  • Cost-shared, affordable Dental and Vision coverage for employees
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer profit sharing contributions

Why Work with Dowbuilt?

We are a fun, easygoing bunch of professionals who take a lot of pride in the work we do. We acknowledge the contributions and talents of our biggest asset (our team members!) by providing recognition, on the job training and opportunities for advancement.  We're looking for someone with a high-level of integrity, who shares our values as a business.

Dowbuilt is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity within our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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