MOT Staff Foreman


Baton Rouge, LA, US New Orleans, LA, US

Requisition ID: 170129 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: South Central District 

Department: Field Supervision 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

As an MOT Staff Foreman for Kiewit, you will have the opportunity to lead and supervise crews on meaningful construction projects that make a difference in the surrounding communities. Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else. 

District Overview

Kiewit's South-Central District is one of Kiewit's leading infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, transportation, and water resource markets. Projects you could be working on could include mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more. Although most of our work is regionally based in the south-central region of the United States, we also pursue various projects stretching across the United States. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about infrastructure and committed to the construction industry as opposed to design.  


This person will work on a large highway job in Baton Rouge, LA.


  • Use effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Display mathematical ability to include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and/or percentages as needed.
  • Read, understand, and enforce company policies and procedures.
  • Plan and execute assigned work in accordance with those policies and procedures.
  • Read, understand, and produce work from blueprints and drawings.
  • Objectively analyze the work of coworkers and subordinates and effectively communicate improvement objectives to project management.
  • Initiate disciplinary measures when appropriate.
  • Listen to direction and suggestions from employees and management regarding safe and proper work practices.
  • Take necessary corrective actions to eliminate and/or minimize safety hazards.
  • Understand and respond to all safety hazards and manage work crews safely.
  • Produce quality work that meets both company and industry standards.


  • 8+ years of experience in construction is preferred, with lead-man capabilities and skills in a trade or craft.
  • Must understand verbal/written instructions and safety rules and be able to read safety signs and warnings.
  • Must be capable of reading and producing work from blueprints and drawings.
  • Must be adept in the activities of workers supervised.
  • Knowledge of operating various craft tools.
  • Knowledge of equipment rigging is essential, as well as the use of compressors, winches, snorkels, and/or welding equipment.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and crane is helpful.


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

Job Segment: Construction, Project Manager, Welding, Warehouse, Forklift, Engineering, Technology, Manufacturing