SIMON | Paving Foreman

Subsidiary: Simon


Simon, the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Colorado, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, specializes in aggregates, asphalt, and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients. What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. To learn more about Simon visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Simon, and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit

Job Summary:

  • Directs work of assigned crew on asphalt paving projects. Requires regular communication with internal and external customers such as subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and senior management.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
  • Support, promote, and practice the Company core values, vision, and mission; follow code of ethics, workplace conduct, safety, and other established policies 
  • Promote, execute and adhere to the company’s safety program, and encourage all employees, sub-contractors and consultants to adopt safe practices as part of Simon’s safety culture
  • Work with superintendents and project managers to ensure that assigned projects remain on time and on budget
  • Organize and coordinate the daily activities of assigned crew and equipment pertaining to scope of work, including delegation of tasks, and holding individuals accountable
  • Read and interpret project plans and specifications
  • Understand, interpret, and follow surveying markers and plans including slope stakes, control points, lines, grades, etc.   
  • Direct equipment operators to facilitate alignment and movement of materials
  • Coordinate the supply of materials for assigned projects, ensuring timely delivery of materials to project site
  • Support and promote employee training, mentoring, and development; address performance concerns as needed
  • Operate heavy equipment required for project completion; operate company vehicles to move people and equipment between job locations and company facilities
  • Perform skilled work related to specialty area(s) of assigned position, including but not limited to: grading/site preparation, paving, etc.
  • Perform administrative tasks, including but not limited to e-mail correspondence, timecard entry, handling documents and electronic files, etc.
  • Ensure equipment maintenance inspections are completed to maintain equipment in safe operating condition
  • Perform minor servicing and maintenance on equipment; refer major problems to the shop
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned


  • Valid Drivers’ License and ability to maintain a clean driving history required; Commercial drivers’ license preferred


  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in asphalt paving or related field
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a supervisory capacity preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction processes related to area of responsibility
  • Ability to use a computer and/or mobile device, including use of MS Office, Android and iOS applications required

Physical Requirements:

  • Use of required personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
  • Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle, and manipulate objects
  • Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle and manipulate objects, write, use a keyboard and/or mobile device
  • Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear), and perform tasks requiring visual acuity
  • Frequently required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl 
  • Standing/working on feet for long periods (8 hours or more), and walking across uneven terrain
  • Frequently work in close proximity to heavy equipment and machinery
  • Frequent exposure to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all weather conditions
  • Some exposure to fuel, oil, and other chemicals
  • Frequent travel, including overnight stays away from home may be required

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation*:      $32.00 - $35.00 -- DOE

*Estimated target starting compensation; actual compensation to be determined based on assessment of an individual’s qualifications, education, and experience relevant to the role.

Benefits:    All full-time hourly employees are eligible to participate in Simon benefits as defined in plan documents.  Available benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, term life insurance, supplemental life insurance, 401K with company match, short-term disability, flexible spending plan, and education assistance.  Other benefits include eight paid holidays, and access to available company discounts.  

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

Colas Inc. and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here to view the EEO document.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to:

  • to meet the requirements of the role in which you are applying
  • complete any part of the application process
  • access or use the online application process and need an alternative method for applying

Please contact Colas Inc. at 973-290-9082 or send an email to

Nearest Major Market: South Dakota
Nearest Secondary Market: Rapid City