General Foreman

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Supervising civil works in Southampton area, for this leading Construction Contractor, focused on civil engineering and operating across the UK and Ireland. They are a civil engineering specialist, with a focus on highways and bridges, river and marine, and environmental sectors. Culture wise they care about employees and are passionate about delivering quality projects and client satisfaction.

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The job as General Foreman where you will run the project, managing labour and plant on a day to day basis, to carry out the operations safely and efficiently within budget.  More specifically:

  • Control plant, labour, and materials usage to avoid cost overruns and wastage.
  • Manage key time/cost/quality/safety risks to successful delivery of project.
  • Assist the Agent/Project Manager to maintain as-built records to enable programme to be up-dated.
  • Assist the Agent/Project Manager to liaise with statutory utility companies regarding diversion and location of existing mains and/or installation of new mains.
  • Understand the method statements and risk assessments produced and issued for the works.
  • Reporting any accidents/near misses/service strikes to H&S department.
  • Be able to ensure that the workforce understand and adhere to the method statements and risk assessments issued.
  • Assist the Agent/Project Manager to manage the efficient mobilisation of resources to site and set up site compound in accordance with company procedures.
  • Read and understand drawings and specifications.
  • Assist the Agent/Project Manager to carry out site inductions and toolbox talks for all operatives highlighting company and site rules and site-specific safety hazards, including checking operative’s safety certificates.
  • Liaise with client’s representatives/consultants on site in a professional manner.
  • Manage plant and materials deliveries to ensure the smooth running of the works.
  • Responsible for the securing offices, containers and site boundary at the end of every shift.
  • Monitor subcontractor’s quality/programme/safety performance on a regular basis and advise the Agent/Project Manager of any non-compliance.
  • Manage workmanship/quality of work by direct labour and subcontractors to ensure compliance with specification.
  • Actively engage in the snagging/handover process to ensure no defects at completion.
  • Ensure that the plant on site is fully utilised and is in good working order
  • Represent the business core values at all times

You will have

To be successful as General Foreman you will have experience in managing projects for roads and sewers, 278 works and new build island projects. You will have the ability to produce daily records and document accordingly via diary/allocation sheets. You will also have a distinct ability to understand drawings and specifications and utilise these to ensure projects are completed under necessary satisfaction. Ideally you will have had experience of working with schemes in value to £15 million.  Plus a healthy mix of the following:

  • A solid working foreman background
  • Experience in roads & sewers and 278 works
  • Experience working alongside housing clients.
  • SMSTS managers card
  • CSCS Gold Card Holder
  • NRSWA Supervisor
  • Temporary Works Supervisor
  • First Aid

You will get

As General Foreman, you will enjoy competitive salary of £50K-£55K + Van + Benefits

You can apply

To the General Foreman job by pushing the button on this job posting (recommended), or by sending CV in confidence to


21 February 2024
England, Southampton
£50K-£55K + Van + Benefits

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