Landscape Construction Crew Leader

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Landscape construction crew leaders are responsible for leading crews on all sorts of landscaping projects. They distribute instructions throughout the team, communicate with the Project Manager, and ensure completion of the job from start to finish according to the SOW.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

2+ years of experience in landscaping
Review and understand scope of work with Project Manager.
Understand project design, and documents, i.e. plans and specs.
Understand any unique materials and/or methods may be used on projects.
Participate in pre-job planning with Project Manager to help ensure that projects can proceed smoothly and efficiently.
Understand expectations and goals communicated from Project Manager.
Understand project scheduling.
Participate in assessing equipment needs and preferences to optimize efficiency according to conditions and situation.
Accurately report project production to Project Manager.
Accurately document your team’s time.
Conduct daily team huddles to organize specific assignments to team members, discuss safety, assign specific tasks, communicate production goals.
Communicate changing conditions and arising challenges thoroughly with Project Manager.
Ensure quality expectations are defined, understood, and are being met and exceeded.
Ensure that customers are completely satisfied through effective communication, relationship building and regular site visits as well as the ability to develop customer rapport.
Build a productive, cohesive team through training, coaching, and mentoring.
Actively participate in cooperative planning and coordination with Project Managers and other teams.
Understand the need for and exhibit the ability to adapt to meet critical deadlines.
Ensure a safe environment for employees, customers, and the public while ensuring the work is done efficiently.
Positive attitude with a professional demeanor and appearance, team oriented, and a strong
role model for ethics and integrity.
Exhibit a professional and capable presence with clients.
Delegate tasks to team member based on individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels with the goal of promoting growth and advancement amongst your team and companywide.
Use and continually develop leadership skills.
Other duties when assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge of plants and horticulture
Standard and proper planting techniques
Ability to install proper drainage and storm water paths
Knowledge of hardscapes; to include retaining walls, walkways, and paver installations
Ability to install site amenities; such as garbage cans, water fountains, landscape lighting, and other furnishings
Ability to install various water features; such as fountains and ponds
Required to have or obtain LICT within one year of hire
Landscape Industry Certified in Softscape (commercial) or Hardscape (residential) a plus
This job requires a uniform and the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as well as adherence to all safety rules and policies
Must be punctual, responsible and have a positive attitude
Must be self-driven and reliable
Must be able to interact with customers in a professional manner
Must be able to read and understand safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction and procedure manuals
Experience in commercial landscaping or landscaping maintenance
Must be able to speak, read and write English
Proven track record of managing a crew
Creative, pro-active problem-solving skills
Demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to inspire others to their full potential
Responsible for maintaining and the upkeep of company equipment
Valid Colorado Driver’s License
Must have a safe driving record as driving is a requirement of the position
Experience driving trucks and trailers and operating landscape equipment
Must have, or be able to obtain in the first year, a Landscape Industry Certified (LIC) certification
Must attend training and/or seminars
Must have technical experience operating a smart phone and/or computer

PHYSICAL DEMAND & WORK ENVIRONMENT

Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds (ask for help for over 50 lbs.)
This is an outdoor job with exposure to adverse weather conditions
This job, at a minimum, requires stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, control of hand tools and small to medium sized machinery

BENEFITS (Per company policy):
Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
Life/AD&D Insurance
Paid time off
401K Investment plan