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Grading Foreman- Central


Denver, CO, US

Requisition ID: 105199 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Construction Operations 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Grading Foreman you will monitor and supervise the excavation phase of the project. Ensuring the job is completed on schedule and in accordance with the set expectations.  Responsible for making recommendations regarding excavation matters, inspecting work progress and overseeing equipment and machinery.  This is a great opportunity to work with a great team and provide leadership and oversight on the project.


Project: Central 70, between 1-25 and Chambers Road, is one of Colorado's economic backbones. This project will reconstruct a 10 mile stretch of I-70 between Brighton Boulevard and Chambers Road, adding one new Express Lane in each direction, removing an old viaduct, lowering the interstate, and placing a 4 acre park over a portion of the interstate. Construction will take place over the next 5 years, then operations and maintenance will occur over the next 30 years. 

District Overview

Kiewit’s Central District is one of our largest infrastructure districts specializing in heavy civil, structural concrete/bridge, water/wastewater, and transportation projects. We self-perform work such as mass grading, drainage, paving, utility and more - so be ready to get your hands dirty! While headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the majority of our work is concentrated in the Central and South-Central regions of the United States. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry rather than design. 


This position is based out of Denver, CO

  • Directly supervisor grading crew
  • Display mathematical ability to include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and percentages
  • Read, understand and enforce company policies and procedures.
  • Plan and execute the 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.  Initiate disciplinary measures when appropriate
  • Identify areas of improvement and cost-savings and communicate to superintendent
  • Listen to direction and suggestions from employees and management regarding safe and proper work practices  
  • Take necessary corrective action to eliminate or minimize safety hazards
  • Understand and respond to all safety hazards, manage work crews safely
  • Produce quality work meeting company and industry standards
  • Must be able to perform general tasks and required skills such as lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling motions as identified for the position
  • Ten years of experience in construction is preferred, preferably civil infrastructure related projects
  • Previous experience working as a Grading Foreman
  • Experience leading a crew and skills in a trade or craft
  • Must understand verbal and written instructions and safety rules and be able to read safety signs and warnings
  • Knowledgeable in the areas of dirt work, including excavation, grade work, surveying and final excavating work
  • Must be capable of reading and producing work from blueprints and drawings
  • Knowledge of operating various craft tools
  • Knowledge of equipment rigging is essential, and all types of heavy equipment for dirt and site projects
Working Conditions

•    Must be able to perform general tasks and required skills such as lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling motions as identified for the position.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.