Forbes Bros Ltd.
  • Nipigon, ON, CAN
  • Full Time

To support operational growth, Forbes Bros is looking for a Substation General Foreman to oversee Substation builds, for various projects throughout Canada with a focus in Ontario. Working under the general supervision of a Project Manager or Regional Director, the General Foremen is responsible for ensuring the scope of work being completed is within the confines of the Clients Contracts, the work is being completed to quality and safety standards, and that the work is completed to schedule requirements.


The day to day responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Provide supervision and planning in the successful completion of Substation projects. Oversee the method of construction, manpower, equipment and material needed and quality control
  • Perform audits of construction operations to ensure work is being completed in compliance with project specifications and monitor safe work practices
  • Plan, direct and participate, when applicable, in day to day work activities to ensure that established goals and objectives are met
  • Report on problems and the solutions to the Construction Manager
  • Enforce and ensure compliance to Health & Safety and Work practices
  • Ensure builds are built to plans
  • Enforce equipment maintenance schedule and advise when repairs are required
  • Perform other tasks related to this function as assigned


As a successful, candidate you will have:

  • A valid driver's license. Class 3 or 1 is preferred.
  • Journeyperson Powerline Technician trade Certificate
  • Minimum of 6 to 8 years experience as Journeyman Sub Tech
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience as a General Foreman / Superintendent
  • Extensive knowledge of ground-up substation builds
  • English proficiency with the ability to read, comprehend, and execute written work plans. Blueprints, and wiring schematics
  • Strong communication skills and able to take direction
  • Able to direct a team to efficiently and effectively complete jobs within deadlines
  • Must be flexible in hours worked, traveling, and working in adverse weather conditions

Additional Details:

This position is field-based and requires candidates to:

  • Have and maintain a valid driver's license and acceptable driver's abstract.
  • Successfully complete pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.
  • Complete background screening and criminal record check.

What We Offer

Forbes Bros offers an attractive compensation package that includes a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits plan and a rewarding pension program. Forbes Bros has an open and team-oriented culture that focuses on communication, innovation and respect in the workplace!

Forbes Bros is an equal opportunity employer committed to best practice recruiting and hiring, to promote gender equity and workplace diversity. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates who meet the requirements noted and who earn an invitation to interview will be contacted.

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