Construction Foreman – Summit Station, Greenland

For over 25 years Polar Field Services’ employees have worked with National Science Foundation-funded scientists to arrange safe, innovative, and efficient polar expeditions. We are currently seeking an experienced Construction Foreman to join our team.

This position is responsible for executing Construction and Maintenance projects for the ARLSS program. The foreman will assist the Construction Supervisor in Annual Program Plan development, project planning, material take offs, procurement and review. When at the field site the foreman will be responsible for supervising crews, delegation of work and reporting project progress against the schedule, responsible for and. The foreman ensures staff actively participate and follow safety program guidelines to safeguard a safe working environment for all. Promotes a positive safety culture and recognizes safe behavior.

The successful candidate will have spent at least one season working at Summit Station and possess 7 years of experience in a construction trade, with at least 3 years of that experience as a foreman required. Experience in remote, polar environments and a BA/BS in a related field is preferred. Experience and familiarity with project controls is preferred.

Expected Annual Travel: Multiple trips to Greenland sites to support projects, 2-3 trips to Denver for TDY and planning work, other travel as needed. May deploy to field for up to 4 consecutive months.

This position may be based in our Littleton, CO headquarters, or telecommute from a properly equipped remote home office. This is a full-time 30 hour position offering a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits.

Responsibilities include:
• Plan and execute ARLSS construction, operational and maintenance projects as tasked. This includes but is not limited to Summit Station. Raven Camp and other locations across the Greenland ice sheet.
• Participate in Greenland team meetings and be an integral team member.
• Develop and communicate the work plans with the site operations team, communicate changes, and provide status updates.
• Provide planning, supervisory, leadership and problem solving skills to all construction projects in any environment.
• Read blueprints, plans and specifications and prepare rough sketches to demonstrate points.
• Hire, supervise and act as POC for all trades.
• Direct the work of all trades.
• Work with Greenland Science Project Managers to provide needed support.
• Embrace and actively support scientific research and Summit Station Operational objectives.
• Perform planning, prefabrication and staging of remote camps.
• Perform material take offs and write requisitions.
• Coordinate construction activities and subcontractors.
• Deploy to field sites for up to 4 months continuous and travel as required for meetings, training and other events. Assist field crews as required.
• Provide, attend and/or coordinate staff training as required.
• Perform quality control duties as required.
• Execute and document the safety plan for each specific work site.
• Monitor cargo tracking to facilitate timely delivery.
• Assist with project close-outs.
• Write weekly and end of season reports.
• Direct construction materials personnel when present and manage construction inventory lists.

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You will have the opportunity to cut and paste or upload a cover letter and resume.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Polar Field Services team!

Polar Field Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer for males, females, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.

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