Pipelayer Foreman

DenverCO | Denver Office


Mortenson’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service.  Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Mortenson has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

As an Operator Foreman you will plan, organize, and direct operators based on the project, state and federal requirements.

  • Ability to operate the following equipment based on the requirements of the project:
    • Blade
    • Dozer
    • Loader
    • Scraper
    • Forklift/Telehandler
    • Excavator
    • Bobcat/Skid-steer
    • Tractor with disk/box grader
    • Roller
    • Water truck
    • Company truck
  • Follows prescribed safety regulations.
  • Understands and adheres to Mortenson live utility protocols
  • Ensure that all housekeeping is maintained in a clear and orderly fashion in assigned area
  • Oversee routine maintenance to include lubricating, fueling and cleaning
  • Observes equipment operation to detect machine malfunction
  • Follows work plans and pre-task cards
  • Establish and adjust work sequences to meet schedule, using knowledge of capacities of equipment and assigned personnel
  • Involved in schedules and estimate worker-hour requirements for completion of job
  • Analyze and resolve work problems
  • Ensure crew timecards are filled out and turned in
  • Other duties and responsibilities related to the nature of the job may be assigned on a temporary or permanent basis as needed
  • Supervision and coordination of operators


  • Able to adapt communication style to the speaker and posses a high degree of active listening skills
  • Strong teamwork orientation
  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills
  • Detail orientation
  • Ability to move levers, shift gears, depress pedals and maneuver steering wheel to operator equipment
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instruction, procedure manuals, and plans/specifications for project work scope
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Knowledge of equipment and their uses
  • Understand and apply basic mathematical skills (adding, subtracting, division, & multiplication)
  • Understanding of basic survey and grading to survey elevations
  • Understanding of GPS machine control
  • Positive attitude and professional customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently

Education and Experience Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Must possess valid driver’s license of proper class and necessary endorsements as required by law
  • Equipment certifications as required

Compensation and Benefits Information

  • Compensation range: $35/hour - $40/hour, dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Benefits: Mortenson provides a comprehensive benefit program to team members and their families to support their health, build long term financial security and provide the opportunity for work and life balance. Benefits offered to full-time, non-union craft Mortenson team members include:
  • Medical and prescription drug plan with affordable premiums that also includes vision coverage
  • Dental plan
  • 401k retirement plan with generous matching contributions
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program and online mental health tool and concierge
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • and additional benefits

Mortenson is an EOE/Affirmative Action/M/F/Veteran/Disabled employer. EEO is the Law



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