Civil Engineering
£40k - £50k

General Foreman

Ref: 373| Posted: 10th May 2024

General Foreman – Building / Infrastructure – South Colchester

Opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Tier 1 building & civil engineering main contractors, with a very stable and fast growing forward order book.

Looking for a General Foreman to join the team and be part of a new project, to design and construct two state-of-the-art  firing ranges for the MOD, together with the supporting infrastructure, buildings and services. The work is predominantly earthworks and civils.  This is a site based role, located South of Colchester.  


As General Foreman you will ensure the coordination of and communication between all parts of the operations team including suppliers, subcontractors, engineering, SHEQ and customer teams. Reporting to either a Site Agent or Project Manager depending on the complexity of the project. 

You will be responsible for managing, maintaining and enforcing health, safety, quality, sustainability and wellbeing standards across the site/project.


  • Appraise the risk to the scheme in conjunction with the Project Manager and install and monitor adequate site security.
  • In conjunction with the site management team, manage the project procurement process for suppliers and contractors in line with the Company processes and commercial best practice.
  • Ensure the site fulfils all obligations for external compliance audit.
  • Ensure Permit to Work systems, Inductions and Briefings are correctly carried out.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the operational delivery of the project as required.
  • Oversee the day-to-day construction processes and ensure co-ordination within the site team, client, and contractors.
  • Attend meetings with and maintain necessary regular contact with clients and stakeholders.
  • Assist with the control and monitoring of the progress of the works.
  • Administer reporting systems (e.g. delivery notes, Plant hire and collections, waste management,) to maximise cash flow and profitability.
  • Implement strict controls on subcontractors, suppliers, and operatives.
  • Post contract: organise and co-ordinate the undertaking of maintenance work.
  • Ensure full participation in operative staff development review, training, and mentoring.


To be considered for this Foreman role you must meet the following criteria:

*Previous work in a Foreman / Site Supervisor role.
*Relevant construction or civil engineering qualification 

*Previous main contractor employment 

*CSCS card

*CITB Level 3 Safety Course SMSTS (5 day).

*Appropriate CSCS card.

*First Aid at Work (4 day).

*Experienced in IT Packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.

*Experience of working for a major sized Civil Engineering Contractor working on water or major highways schemes.

*Sound knowledge of construction methods, health and safety, and legal regulations as well as a comprehensive understanding and experience of a wide range of construction techniques and best practices.

*Experience of managing and developing staff.

*Adopt a proactive approach to the environment and customer care of all the stakeholders involved in a project – promotion of positive image of the Company name to protect and promote the brand name.



The successful Foreman will receive:

-£40,000 - £50,000 Basic 
-Car Allowance 

To be considered for this vacancy or to find out more information please apply now.

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