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General Foreman (Rail)

  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Sector: Civil Engineering & Infrastructure, Rail
  • Position: Senior Site Manager, Site Manager, Supervisor
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 2345_1539877554
This vacancy has now expired.
Job description

PSR Solutions are currently recruiting for a General Foreman to join a leading Tier 1 Rail Contractor in the Reading / Swindon / London areas!

What you'll be doing

Role Function:

To support the Project Manager in developing, implementing and delivering Rail Civils Projects within the Western Region (CP5 and Minor Civils Western).

Job Purpose:

To manage the safe delivery of allocated worksites and projects to the required specification and quality standard; whilst achieving contract programme milestones, approved margin and cash forecasts.

Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Under the guidance of the PM and or Site Manager; Accountable for the safe delivery, execution and financial performance to agreed budget and / or approved forecasts for individual projects.
  • Responsible for the Operational and Commercial success of allocated projects, ensuring that all activities are carried out in accordance with legal, client and company requirements, policies and instructions.
  • Lead by example to effectively support the company Safety Behavioural Programme including implementation of safety initiatives.
  • Proactively and effectively support the 'Build to Last' Business Improvement Programme, such as the Supervisor Development Programme (SDP)
  • Ensure that systems and processes are implemented to meet Project requirements, including Quality Plans, Completion Packs and ITP's.
  • Proactively support the audit and compliance programme, and timely completion of issues arising.
  • Ensure that robust and accurate cost plans are produced and reported against on a weekly basis.
  • Ensure that weekly site inspections are completed to measure compliance to Group Minimum Operational Standards, and action plan implemented to address findings in a timely manner
  • Develop and maintain excellent client relationships by effective and timely communication, and producing reports in a timely manner
  • Ensure compliance to the B&C Framework SOR and commercial reporting required.
  • Ensure that approved Construction Programmes are in place prior to commencement of works and progress monitored on a regular basis.
  • Implementing and developing a culture of continuous improvement on the project.
  • Ensure that site records are produced and adequacy of which reviewed on a monthly basis, to include site diaries, plant, labour, material returns and change records as minimum.
  • Support work winning process in the submission of tenders, meetings, client interface and stakeholder management.
  • Approval and implementation of Project Quality Plans, Safety Plans, Work Package Plans, ITP's and Tool Box Talks.
  • Ensure that no day works are instructed to suppliers without the specific approval of the Project Manager.
  • Effective management of our Subcontractors and Suppliers ensuring compliance to all contractual and safety requirements.


Personal Qualities and Experience:

The following qualities/experience are essential:
  • A good knowledge and practical experience in Rail Construction techniques and processes such as structures, earthworks, bridge renewals and platform extension
  • Personal Track Safety
  • COSS (SWL1)
  • ES (SWL2) or working toward
  • 5 day CITB Site Safety Management Training
  • IT skills essential - word, excel and power point, email and internet
  • Full UK driving license
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Represents the company in a professional manner, ensuring that own behaviour and behaviour of others is consistent and aligned to the Corporate Values.
  • Wiliness to work overtime and on call
  • Ability to work under pressure, remaining focused and professional.
  • Ability to positively influence others to achieve set objectives and targets.
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information and then propose solutions and recommendations to resolve the issues.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with others to achieve aligned outcomes.


For more information on this role, please contact James Clarke on 07984 496 889. Alternatively, please submit your CV .