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(Archived) Building Bridges Landscape Foreman

Last Updated: 10/29/21

Job Description

Building Bridges LogoBuilding Bridges Landscape Foreman

The landscape foreman is responsible for the completion of landscape installation and maintenance. The landscape foreman will be in charge of developing a team and ensuring they are on task and working cohesively. The landscape foreman is responsible for the skill development of his/her crew members. The foreman is responsible for completing landscape projects with quality, precision, and profitability.


  • Physically capable to perform necessary duties, which may require lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Experience in landscape hardscape installations and landscape maintenance
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Driver’s license and insurance coverage
  • Maintain a reliable transportation
  • Ability to train, direct, and encourage Team Members
  • Ability to work well with others including sub- contractors and vendors.
  • Understands and delivers quality work based on company standards
  • Ability to complete detailed paperwork daily
  • Have good time management skills
  • Ability to drive agency-provided work truck and trailer with equipment to each site
  • Possess the heart of a teacher
  • Subscription to and integration of the agency mission, vision and cultural values
  • Clearance of Central Registry and criminal background check
  • Have a clean and professional appearance


  • Commercial Driver’s License preferred and clean driving record
  • Proficient heavy equipment operating skills including front end loaders and mini excavators.
  • Knowledgeable about maintaining landscaping equipment
  • 2 or more years leading a crew of 2-3 team members
  • Installation of natural stone and paver patios and walkways
  • Installation of modular block retaining walls
  • Installation of water features
  • Experience with snow removal operations
  • Michigan commercial applicators license
  • Knowledge of plants and biodiversity
  • Prior supervisory/management experience
  • Professional experience working within a team environment
  • Ability to identify risks on given projects and implement contingency plans based on risk analysis
  • Ability to manage conflict
  • Organizational skills
  • Some customer service experience preferred


  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time
  • Supervises landscape crew
  • Daily inspection of equipment prior to leaving grounds
  • Ensures daily use of PPE
  • Records all material expenses and man hours on each job
  • Performs some administration tasks as assigned by landscape manager
  • Is able to utilize sound judgment and make independent decisions
  • Holds safety in high regard
  • Ensures that all work is performed to company standards
  • Provides guidance to Team Members on the job
  • Ability to follow detailed directions from manager
  • Develop relationships with Team Members
  • Be able to train team members on best practices for installations and productivity
  • Meet weekly with landscape manager to discuss continuous improvement and quality assurance.
  • Submit requested documentation to Building Bridges administrative staff within required time frame
  • Maintain accurate records of team member hours, progress, and performance
  • Attend and participate in professional development trainings and department meetings as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned
This position reports to the Landscape Project Manager and supervises landscape team members

Pay Grade: $20.00- $25.00/hr depending on experience

Status: 40 + hours a week. Four ten-hour shifts. (Mon- Thursday) w/occasional Friday’s and Saturdays


Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Amplify GR seeks to widen pathways so that more residents can participate and benefit from neighborhood growth in the Boston Square, Cottage Grove, Madison Square and the surrounding areas. Residents, businesses and local organizations in the area are uniting to strengthen neighborhoods. By partnering and working in authentic relationships, we can ensure that everyone has the opportunity to re...