Sample Resume: Road Construction Worker

John Blaine was seeking a position as an excavator. He turned to Bettie Biehn, President and Owner of Career Change Central for assistance. To best illustrate John's stories of success, Biehn separated out specific projects and listed project scope metrics, types of equipment used, and details on how the jobs were accomplished.

John Blaine

Client Street Address, City, State, Zip

Phone Number Email Address

Excavation Professional


Resourceful, innovative and highly experienced excavation professional with solid background in a wide variety of projects including roads, utilities, commercial development, residential subdivisions, office parks, shopping centers, hotels/condominium resorts, restaurants and inns, recreation areas, ball parks, swimming pools tennis courts and septic tanks. Owner/operator of Chaz Dickerson Traxcavating Company for 18 years with reputation for honesty, dependability, and dedication to quality work. Respected leader with high standards for self and employees. Commitment to teaching crews the "right way" to do a job in a cost-effective, safe, and timely manner. Positive team player with history of providing outstanding customer service leading to large number of happy repeat clients. Outside-the-box thinker able to quickly identify problems and implement creative and effective solutions.


Excavation & Land Development ▪ Project Design & Management ▪ Teambuilding & Leadership

Master Scheduling ▪ Estimating & Bidding ▪ Regulatory Compliance ▪ Budget Management

Strategic Planning ▪ Cost Control ▪ Client & Vendor Relations ▪ Quality Assurance


  • Complete road work from initial stake out, to land clearing, to paving
  • Layout and installation of underground utilities
  • Planning and connection to town water: layout and installation of storm-water drainage
  • Spec. bid. layout and installation of septic systems and foundations
  • All types of earthmoving and operation of earthmoving equipment (and all other heavy equipment)


East Woods Companies, Inc., Norwood, MA 11/2006 – 01/2009

Spencer Way

Developed $18-20M 9-lot residential sub-division from blueprint to paving. Demolition of existing buildings, supervised subcontractors, installed granite curbing.

Deerfield Park

Developed 15-lot commercial strip mall. Land clearing to paving. Supervised sub-contractors. Scheduled and responsible for all city & town inspections.

Lindfield Circle

$12M water view residential subdivision .Worked with design engineers to redesign elevation of road plan to better utilize the topography to create water views.

Frostwood Development

Raised elevations of existing grades over 20 feet utilizing vibratory compactor to increase land values changing the topo from low lands to hilltop water views. Scheduled compaction inspections with state and town officials. Assisted land owners and landscape designers with excavation and elevation design decisions.

Marsh Development, Inc., Sonoita, AZ 2001 - 2006
Superintendent, Grading & Finish Grade

  • Supervised construction of sub-grade and ABC for sub-division work.
  • Supervised dirt crews for sub-division work.
  • Demolition and re-grade at Fort Huachuca.
  • Demolition and re-grade at Luke AFB.

Chaz Dickerson Traxcavating, Norwood, MA 1982-2001

  • Developed many sub-divisions including all roads and underground utilities.
  • Developed an $8.4 million gated 14 luxury home sub-division.
  • Instrumental in implementing the "AS BUILT CARD" system in the town of Norwood for septic system installation; worked with town engineering and inspection departments to refine and institute the system.
  • Handled thousands of residential developments on Cape Cod entailing roads, utilities, and waste disposal systems.
  • Built over 20% of all residential developments in the town of Norwood.

T. W. Dickerson, Inc., Needham, MA 1967-1982

  • Scheduled, coordinated, and supervised multiple work crews.
  • Responsible for estimates, written bids, and contracts.
  • Negotiated with contractors, engineers, town officials, and clients.
  • Responsible for the excavating and land development of a $2 million hotel/condo resort.
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