Electrical / Instrumentation Foreman

Electrical / Instrumentation Foreman

Job Overview

The electrical / instrumentation foreman role is principally to lead the electrical and instrumentation construction activities at fabrication shops and client facilities and assist the service team with commissioning.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Review constructability of projects with engineering team and pro-actively suggest constructive modifications to facilitate Construction, Final Acceptance Tests (FAT), and Commissioning Tests
  • Prepare/Review electrical Bill of Materials (BOM) for projects and issue purchase requests for all necessary equipment for a safe and robust installation (cables, connectors, electrical boxes, cable tagging systems, special tools, trays, conduits etc.)
  • Go to fabrication shops and do the initial electrical installation
  • Go onsite for the duration of installation and lead local electrical crews prior to commissioning
  • Assist in the scaling, adjustment, and verification of field-installed instruments (flow controllers, valves, pressure switches, linear actuators, flowmeters, radio remote control, temperature instruments etc.)
  • Redline drawings and plans to reflect as-built installation
  • Perform other duties as required by the immediate supervisor and for which the person is qualified

Education & Qualifications

  • DEC in instrumentation and automation or equivalent,
  • Resourcefulness, Leadership, Team-oriented
  • Certificate in Electricity (CÉ), or Red Seal Construction Electrician
  • Familiarity with CSA 22.10, NEC (NFPA 70), CE directives
  • Willingness to travel all around the world
  • Good health and sufficiently fit to perform field installation work
  • Any foreign language a plus
  • Bilingual (written and spoken)


  • Minimum 5 years of experience
  • Worked in large industrial construction projects (mining and metals, aluminum, cement, water-treatment, oil & gas etc.) or in a similar position for an industrial OEM
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