Highway Maintenance Foreperson

Fowler Construction is actively seeking a Highway Maintenance Foreperson for our Cookstown location to actively patrol the roads and monitor road conditions, repairing and reporting all non-compliance or quality concerns immediately to the supervisor.

Why work for us?

  • 100% Employer paid premiums for medical and dental benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
  • RRSP match pension plan
  • Company events and perks

Key Duties:

  • Familiarize yourself with performance requirements in the Contractor Directed Maintenance Contract (CDMC).
  • Patrol designated roads, make repairs and communicate to the area patrol supervisor all deficiencies and hazards.
  • Maintain and update a patrol diary daily.
  • Monitor operations, including subcontracted work within assigned patrol area.
  • Respond to Incidents within patrol area (accidents, spills, etc.).
  • Ensure all roadways are clear of all debris in patrol area.
  • Complete and monitor all required paperwork daily/weekly/monthly reports as specified in the contract including but not limited to: Driver Inspection documents, Hours of Service Log Sheets, Vehicle Circle Safety Checks, Winter Operations Records, Bare Pavement, ISPM, Material Usage, and other operational documents as required.
  • Dispatch winter maintenance equipment and monitor winter operations.
  • Initiate and review tailgate talks with staff on a regular intervals to ensure awareness of safe operating policies and best practices.
  • Provide leadership to the team.
  • Respond to public complaints.
  • Organize work crews for miscellaneous road maintenance.
  • Promote cost effective operations and staff collaboration, along with monitoring people power and equipment utilization for effectiveness and productivity.
  • Conduct yourself in a professional and mature manner.
  • Make repairs to the highway including but not limited to pothole repairs, installing small signs, end treatments, guiderails, washout repairs, washing bridges, sweeping, roadside mowing, snow removal/plowing, graffiti removal, etc.


  • Strong work ethic and the ability to lead and direct other staff.
  • Strong organizational skills with clear oral and written communication abilities.
  • Helpful, friendly and courteous with the public, regulatory agencies and peers.
  • Must have knowledge of OTM Book 7 for traffic control.
  • Strong knowledge of highway maintenance.
  • Computer literate.
  • Mechanically inclined.
  • Be physically able to meet all requirements to perform highway maintenance and emergency assignments.
  • Experience in the operation of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to deal with changing priorities on a daily basis.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be able to work with little supervision; must be self-directed.
  • Must be able to stand, lift 50 lbs, carry, bend, reach.
  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license. DZ license is recommended.

Work Conditions:

  • Indoor and outdoor environments in various weather conditions.
  • Flexible with work hours as there will be shiftwork, including weekends, evenings and nights.
  • Must be available to be on call regularly.

Fowler Construction Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to meeting its obligations under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. (AODA). Questions regarding collection of information, or accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • RRSP match
  • Vision care


  • Highway Maintenance: 5 years (preferred)
  • Foreperson: 2 years (preferred)


  • DZ or equivalent driver's license (preferred)

Work Location: In person