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Civil Foreman in Apex, NC at Empire Telecom

Date Posted: 1/7/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This position will provide on-site supervision of all on-site build related activities and support leading the start of a project to completion keeping safety, quality, budget and timelines in mind. 

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the installation of all aspects of wireless cell site foundations, grounding and conduits, with electrical installations where applicable
  • Review all documentation to prepare for the build, assemble the necessary materials, and determine required installation methods
  • Supervisor the tracking on-site inventory and materials, as well as refresh project supplies
  • Observe and direct work to ensure the highest level of safety and quality control requirements are upheld
  • Effectively sweep and PIM test all coax lines and fiber per the client’s specifications
  • Collect and review all on-site closeout documentation and submit to the project manager per the deliverable timelines
  • Coordinate with the site owner representative for site related activities and maintain a good working relationship with each
  • Train junior crew staff members
  • Attend regular safety meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); related trade school education preferred


  • Six to eight years of in the telecommunications/wireless industry with at least two to four years supervising a crew
  • Minimum five years experience in cell tower construction
  • General site construction and minor electrical experience preferred
  • Proven ability to operate equipment such as excavators and skid steers

Technical Skills:

  • Must have or be able to obtain OSHA Construction 30 hour Safety Training Card
  • Must have or obtain First Aid and CPR certification
  • Anritsu Site Master Certification is required
  • PIM Tester preferred, not required
  • RF Safety Awareness
  • Cellular antennae/mounting
  • Coaxial systems and diplexers
  • Successful completion of Comtrain or Gravitec training upon hire
  • Understanding and proficient remote electrical downtilts/Bias-T’s
  • Understanding and proficient Site and equipment grounding
  • Understanding and proficient Sweep/PIM testing
  • Demonstrated ability to install remote radio heads
  • Fiber/DC power hybrid cables
  • Civil/tower construction and quality assurance practices and procedures
  • Construction safety practices

Soft Skills:

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with customers, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies.
  • Highly organized and detail orientated
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing
  • Must be able to climb and perform work at various heights, up to 400 feet, for long periods of time
  • Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes
  • Must be able to pull his/her own body weight plus equipment weight up a vertical tower repeatedly for long periods of time
  • Must be willing to travel out of market/state up to 100% of the time
  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours
  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather