Construction Foreman for Playground Construction

Burlington, ON
Salary: $28.00 to $30.00 /hour

Who are we?

Earthscape is recognized as an award-winning design-build firm that specializes in custom wood playgrounds and high-end residential landscaping. Our main office, fabrication shop and yard are located just outside of Elmira, Ontario in Waterloo Region; a second office/yard is located in Toronto.

We are a group of young, ambitious, creative dreamers and builders who work hard and are exceptionally proud of what we design and create. Our project managers aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty and our installation crews know that we trust, and highly-value, their work. It makes for an environment that is extremely positive, productive, fun and rewarding, though admittedly, a bit stressful at times.

What do we need?

As our list of projects continues to grow, we are looking for another playground installation / construction foreman.This job is based out of Waterloo Region but will involve travel to sites in the GTA, Southwestern Ontario and some in other parts of Canada and the United States for one to two weeks, 5-7 times per year.

A bit about our playgrounds – they are probably not what you might expect – these are epic play spaces built for a variety of clients from cities to schools to non-profit organizations. This definitely isn’t your typical landscape construction job. Before you apply, you MUST check out www.earthscapeplay.comto see what you would be installing/creating.

Now, who are we looking for?


  • have more than five years of landscaping or construction experience;
  • can effectively lead a crew of lead hands and labourers to install play spaces across Ontario;
  • are willing to travel for a week or two (5-7 times/year) to installation sites (normally in major cities) across Canada and the US; a travel bonus is paid for all jobs outside of Ontario;
  • are looking for something new, exciting and creative to be a part of; you must have an imagination and great problem solving skills;
  • recognize the importance of building to high quality standards – we always aim to do a job exceptionally well the first time;
  • want to be proud of your employer and work for a highly regarded industry-recognized leader;
  • are an excellent communicator; capable of being responsible, timely and thorough in coordinating schedules and timetables with subcontractors, material suppliers, staff and the client;
  • create and encourage a safe work environment for your colleagues;
  • can read and interpret scaled drawings and pay attention to all the details that make our playgrounds amazing places for kids to play;
  • are comfortable operating all types of machinery and have a minimum G license (and preferably Class A restricted).

At Earthscape, education is valued but your experience, attitude, work-ethic and leadership count most.

What’s in it for you?

This job offers the opportunity to work on some of North America’s most interesting playground projects. The pace, challenges and problem-solving opportunities mean you will never be bored. You will have the opportunity to develop and refine a wide variety of skills in our rapidly growing business.

We believe in great compensation for great employees, and we reward our staff with a combination of:
– profit sharing and performance bonuses
– overtime pay + travel bonus for work outside of Ontario
– award-winning projects and designs
– track record of excellent client relations (happy clients make our jobs more enjoyable too)
– up to date equipment, including trucks
– excellent on-the-job training in project management and site supervision
– no management hassles, and great colleagues
– benefits for full-time and regular seasonal employees

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