Traveling Climbing Wall Construction Foreman

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Job Title: Traveling Climbing Wall Construction Foreman

Job Description

Do you love the idea of giving kids and adults across North America the chance to climb? Then take on the challenge of leading and managing a team of 3-10 crew members who are responsible for the complete installation of climbing walls in facilities and private homes throughout the U.S. and Canada. You would work hands-on with your team laying out and erecting steel frames, attaching wood and fiberglass panels, painting, and even hand-sculpting rock-like surfaces. One of your most valuable responsibilities will be to share your expertise and mentor new crew members. You’ll travel the country for most of the year, working on projects that can last from one week to several months. Transportation, lodging, and per diem are provided.

Key Responsibilities

Team Leadership and Management

  • Direct all crew activities, providing onsite training as needed
  • Ensure the safety of workers and equipment
  • Assist in the evaluation and discipline of crew members
  • Motivate and develop construction team members

Project Planning

  • Review plans, designs, and key contract terms with Project Manager
  • Review sequence of construction, special details, special materials or finishes, and terminations to adjacent work or structures
  • Work with Project Manager to create, maintain, and adhere to project schedule
  • Review job packing list with Shop Manager and Project Manager to ensure all necessary materials and tools are delivered to the job site
  • Be forward thinking and dedicated to planning ahead, anticipating construction conflicts, and resolving issues before they become critical

Project Installation

  • Coordinate and maintain schedule with Project Manager to meet budget and timeline
  • Maintain daily communication with Project Manager on project status
  • Allocate onsite resources to meet schedule and budget
  • Communicate issues to Project Manager and work together on solutions before they become critical

Client and Jobsite Relations

  • Act as the primary point of contact while onsite.
  • Manage client expectations and requests, communicating regularly with the Project Manager
  • Manage the crew’s interaction with other trades

Process Improvement

  • Provide recommendations to improve installation process, saving money and time
  • Participate in project debriefs with Project Management
  • Share knowledge gained from each project to be applied to future installations

Mastery of Specialty Skills with the Ability to Train Others

  • Welding using the SMAW (stick welding) process
  • Shotcrete application and rock carving
  • Trowel plastering skills

Mastery of Most of These Skills (training may be possible)

  • Custom painting
  • Wood sheathing
  • Various hardware and general construction skills
  • Knowledge of fasteners

Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Ability and desire to lead a traveling and working lifestyle
  • Maintain a valid Colorado address and driver’s license
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a construction superintendent or foreman managing at least 10 people
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional hands-on construction and ownership of basic too belt-type personal tools
  • Ability to lift 50-100 lbs and stand, squat, or kneel for 8-10 hours at a time
  • Steel erection/welding experience and/or shotcrete experience strongly preferred
  • Strong leadership skills, with experience managing a construction crew. References will be required and checked.
  • Commercial jobsite experience and knowledge of OSHA regulations preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and organizational responsibility. Ability to efficiently create lists, schedules, and organize receipts and payroll hours.

Company Description

Since 1994, Eldorado Climbing Walls has created over 1,800 of the finest custom and modular rock climbing walls in the industry. Projects range from traverse walls in elementary school play grounds to 60,000 sq ft of climbing terrain for the Boy Scouts. Eldo proudly designs and manufactures their walls in their facilities in the heart of Boulder, CO. For the Eldo Team, “Everyone Should Climb” is more than just a motto, it is a guiding principal. Opportunities to climb should be available to everyone. If Eldo is able to construct walls that provide a stellar climbing experience and first-time climbers are converted into lifelong climbers, then the Team has done its job. www.eldowalls.com