Large Projects General Foreman

Location:Southern Region

We are currently recruiting a Large Projects General Foreman with experience of civil engineering projects up to £15 million to work in the Southern Counties of England from the M4 to Surrey/West Sussex and Hampshire.

Purpose of Job:

To control all operations on-site to ensure they are carried out efficiently, safely, and to the required standards.


  • Understand the method statements and risk assessments produced and issued for the works.
  • 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 and CDM2015.
  • 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.
  • Enforce Company policy on PPE with all operatives, sub-contractors and visitors
  • Assist the Agent/Project Manager to liaise with statutory utility companies regarding diversion and location of existing mains and/or installation of new mains.
  • Assist in managing the safety, quality and environmental issues on site in accordance with CDM2015, current legislation, regulations, Codes of Practise and company policies.
  • Interpretation and implementation of Company Management systems – ISO 9001 Quality Management System; ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and ISO 45001 Health & Safety Management System,
  • Help identify the need for up-dated risk assessments and method statements as works progress.
  • 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.
  • Liaise with clients 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.
  • Advise the Agent/Project Manager of changes requiring RFI’s and CVI’s.
  • Actively engage in the snagging/handover process to ensure no defects at completion.
  • Maintain photographic/contemporary records of progress/delays/unusual occurrences.
  • Record any delay and/or disruption to the works and inform Agent/Project Manager/QS on a regular basis.
  • Report any accidents/near misses/service strikes to H&S department.
  • Assist the Agent/Project Manager in dealing with disciplinary/performance issues via verbal warnings only. Serious breaches to be notified to Contract Manager.
  • Ensure that the site is working its stipulated hours in accordance with Company policy.
  • Monitor operatives’ performance and time keeping.
  • Ensure that the plant on site is fully utilised and is in good working order
  • Represent the business core values at all times



CSCS Gold Card Holder

NVQ Level 3

NRSWA Supervisor

Lift Supervisor – Excavator Only

Temporary Works Supervisor

IOSH Management if Buried Services

Confined Spaces Training

5 day First Aid

Able to produce daily records via diary/allocation sheets

Able to read/understand drawings and specifications

Able to understand tender plant/labour allocations and outputs.

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