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Underground Foreman – Vernon

Title Underground Foreman – Vernon
LocationVernon, BC
Job Information

Whissell Contracting Ltd has established as solid reputation for providing construction solutions in Alberta. We are built on strong core values and take pride in our Team, our dedication to Safety, and excellence in the work we do. For over 5 decades, Whissell’ s expertise has focused on deep Underground Utility infrastructure and Earthwork construction services.

Reporting to the Superintendent, the Supervisor will assist the management of site-level activities as well as provide direction and coordination of field level crews

We are currently looking for a Supervisor for our Okanagan sites in Vernon.

The Underground Supervisor will:

  • Coordinate daily activities on construction sites to ensure quality and efficient operations, plan to ensure the required materials are on site, inform superintendent if not, and allow time for delivery.
  • Instruct the crew on activities and follow up to ensure compliance
  • Inform Superintendent of work activities, issues, workflow, and employee issues
  • Keep a detailed record of daily events, communications, weather, delays, ground conditions, etc. in journal/day timer
  • Complete timekeeping records daily and that all relevant information is included
  • Ensure completed work meets the required specifications
  • Discipline employees as required


  • Ensure work is performed within Worksafe BC and OH&S guidelines and Whissell safety policies and procedures
  • Ensure company safety policies are met by all employees, including Job Hazard Assessment, Risk Assessment, Toolbox meetings and communication of Safety Memos and that all incidents are reported (near misses, property damage, injuries, environmental, etc.) before the end of the shift.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment, ensure gen-sets, pumps, hoses etc. are taken care of and returned to the shop when no longer required.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with consultant, owner, and City representatives


  • Must have 3-5 years’ experience as a Supervisor working in Deep Underground Utility Installation and Infrastructure field
  • Knowledge of construction techniques and safety practices
  • General survey knowledge
  • The ability to read and understand blueprints, and city specifications
  • General knowledge of proper equipment operation
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-leadership, supervisory, interpersonal skills
  • Attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

What We Offer You:

  • Competitive wage depending on experience
  • Competitive compensation and incentive program
  • Excellent Health and Dental benefit plan
  • Safety incentive programs
  • Amazing Professional and Career development opportunities
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Wonderful team, Whissell is Family owned and operated, you are not just a number, you are family

Apply now to become part of a driven team!

To apply, submit your resume and driver’s abstract to with the job title as the subject line.

PLEASE NOTE: All Whissell employees are required to pass a Pre-Employment Drug & Alcohol Test and provide a valid Driver’s Abstract (no more than three months old) prior to starting work.

Overtime may be required during peak months.

COVID-19 considerations:
Employees are expected and required to follow all safety and PPE measures and safety protocols. Whissell evaluates these requirements regularly and follows the recommendation by health authorities.

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