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Electrical Foreman

at Brandt

Posted: 9/22/2019
Job Reference #: 1159
Keywords: electrical

Job Description

Brandt - Austin, TX

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The Electrical Foreman for Brandt’s Electrical group will plan, organize, direct and control large and complex electrical project construction while providing leadership and direction to the workforce.  They will ensure that all aspects of the project are coordinated and completed in a timely, efficient, safe, profitable manner with quality standards.  They are entrusted with many responsibilities, to include:


  • Oversee the implementation of Brandt’s safety program, adherence to OSHA rules, regulations, and compliance with site-specific safety requirements for all Brandt-related personnel, including employees, subcontractors, and visitors.
  • Participate in safety/incident investigations and reviews.  Ensure timely responses and document actions/corrections.
  • Ensure first aid kits are complete and its contents are current.  Confirm that a medical facility has been secured for employee drug-testing and minor medical emergency treatment.
  • Ensure good housekeeping practices are observed and maintained.
  • Ensure that the work area is secured each night.

 Leadership & Supervision

  • Provide leadership and direction to foremen and general foremen.  Ensure they are efficiently completing assigned duties.
  • Communicate frequently with company personnel and subcontractors.  Ensure they understand the work, the planned approach and any potential problem areas (with a back-up plan).
  • Assist in resolving construction problems (lack of productivity, work interfaces, material shortages, etc.).
  • Maintain good relationships with inspectors, architects, engineers, subcontractors and other key people connected with the project.
  • Accompany inspectors on project reviews.
  • Establish ways to motivate and keep personnel/subcontractors/suppliers and service providers’ productivity and morale at a high level.

 Planning & Scheduling

  • Attend pre-construction and construction meetings.  Attend, on request, all technical meetings for the purpose of discussing job progress and problem areas.
  • Determine production sequence.  Coordinate assigned work with work of different crafts, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Maintain and update the 3-week project forecast to ensure that materials have been ordered and scheduled for delivery, equipment has been requisitioned on a timely basis, personnel have been scheduled, and subs have been contacted and their schedules confirmed.
  • Review RFI logs continuously and identify any issues that might affect the project.
  • Ensure that all change orders are properly executed and indicated on as-built plans.
  • Maintain liaison with engineering, estimating and planning to ensure work complies with drawings, specifications and schedule.
  • Maintain liaison with other departments (logistics, purchasing, quality control, safety, engineering, etc.) to ensure all required materials, equipment, inspections, etc., support craft activities and project schedule.
  • Maintain close communication with project manager on any unforeseen problems that develop.

 Quality Control

  • Ensure that the work Brandt completes standards.  Implement work processes to improve productivity and product quality.
  • Oversee subcontractor productivity and ensure contractual obligations are honored.
  • Review inspection reports and document resolutions to deficiencies.


  • Review timecards, code invoices, document additional work and back charges, maintain accurate as-built drawings and complete start-up and tool/equipment transfer forms.
  • Complete the superintendent’s daily report each day.
  • Ensure Task Hazard Analysis (THA) is performed and recorded daily at the start of the shift and before any tasks are performed.
  • Keep the progress schedule current.  Assist project manager in calculating percent completion on items for monthly invoicing and of labor for each job cost report.

  Travel Requirements: <25% (may vary significantly depending on assigned job or project and needs of the company)

 Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Completion of electrical apprenticeship program or commensurate skill level and formal training
  • 5+ years in supervisory position
  • Current Texas Journeyman Electrician license
  • Ability to understand the project scopes and objectives
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of OSHA safety regulations as well as company safety policies and procedures; OSHA-30 certification (current or must be obtained within 6 months of hire)
  • Ability to read drawings and interpret specifications
  • Advanced understanding of construction scheduling and cost control
  • Ability to assess crew and foremen skills and coach/mentor
  • Strong leadership and team-building skills;  strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems before major difficulties develop
  • Ability to manage differences and diversity at the workplace
  • Willingness to be held accountable and act honestly and with integrity
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to remain diplomatic and calm under pressure
  • Ability to effectively use time management and goal-setting
  • Ability to handle administrative duties of position, including completion of required paperwork
  • Effective use of computers and other technology

The Brandt Companies, LLC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, minority/female/veteran/disabled employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or any other category protected by law