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General Foreman - Civil Engineering and infrastructure - Kent

  • Location: Leatherhead, Surrey
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure
  • Position: General Foreman
  • Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Plus package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: GFKRAW_1557758137
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description

Job title: General Foreman

Reports to: Contracts Manager

Direct reports: Site Teams

Business unit: Location:


Supervision and coordination of site personnel and subcontractors, the reporting of all relevant site activities and managing the quality of work performed.

Key objectives
  • Coordinate the day to day operations of the site
  • Ensure adherence to relevant policies and procedures
  • Control and monitor all activities on site
  • Support the achievement of

Principal responsibilities and accountabilities
  • Ensure the daily programming of all site works is performed in accordance with the company construction program
  • In conjunction with the project manager, site engineer and plan and review overall status of project(s) on an ongoing basis
  • Ensure all site resource (labour, machinery, materials, sub-contractors etc) are effectively utilised and monitored in order to achieve timely completion of projects
  • Deliver tool box talks and daily task briefings
  • Upon completion of task, ensure all appropriate hired in plant and equipment is promptly off hired
  • Ensure the project manager is promptly provided with any relevant documentation received from either the customer or authorities
  • Identify and record any possible variations to the contract, ensuring the project
  • manager / construction manager is promptly notified
  • Ensure that all statutory requirements are adhered to on site at all times
  • Ensure site diary is completed at the completion of each day, accurately recoding the day's events
  • Make a deliberate effort to gain a full understanding and working knowledge of the
  • Company's SHEQ policies and procedures, ensuring all site personnel adhere to them at all times.
  • Ensure the appropriate safety equipment is worn by site personnel at all times
  • Ensure that all requests to perform unsafe work practices that may result in damage to machinery, people or property are declined
  • Control and monitor waste management, noise pollution, dust and other environmental issues
  • Make a deliberate effort to gain a full understanding and working knowledge of Morgan Sindall's quality systems, ensuring all site personnel adhere to them at all times
  • Prior to the commencement of site works, gain an understanding of the relevant project specifications and drawings
  • On an ongoing basis, monitor all works against specifications to ensure the continuing quality and accuracy of work performed
  • Notify the projects manager / construction Manager of any defects, mistakes, errors, contamination or variations identified
  • Ensure all the applicable quality checklists are properly completed
  • Make self-available as coach/mentor in assisting direct reports to develop in their positions
  • Ensure that relevant information is communicated to direct reports/sub-contractors enabling them to effectively carry out their functions.
  • Delegate tasks to direct reports in line with skill, knowledge and ability and where necessary identify skill gaps and training requirements
  • On an ongoing basis, monitor the progress of subcontractors in order to determine suitability for future work
  • As required/requested, be prepared to carry out other duties and responsibilities
  • As required, become involved in "on the job training" of others
  • Participate in any other relevant/appropriate training programs as requested by the company

Person specification

Qualifications and training
  • NVQ 3 or 4 preferred
  • CSCS card
  • First Aid

Technical skills and experience
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Previous knowledge of traditional construction activities is essential
  • Proven ability to supervise construction subcontractors would be an asset
  • Strong understanding and working knowledge of environmental management and quality systems
  • Ability to use own initiative and apply a deductive approach when maintaining productivity and cost effectiveness

If this is of interest please feel free to contact me on 0203 800 00 55 or email me your CV on .