General Foreman Civils - Birmingham - Freelance

Job Title: General Foreman Civils - Birmingham - Freelance
Contract Type: Freelance
Location: Birmingham
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-01-08
REF: GF - Birmingham
Contact Name: Tim Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: 13 days ago

Job Description

The purpose of the role of the General Foreman is to ensure the delivery of projects safely, on time, within budget and snag free. The post-holder will be responsible for scheduling, co-ordinating and supervising the work of all site operatives.

Key Responsibilities:

Operate and promote safe working on site

Implement company requirements and legal regulations paying specific attention to HSE legislation and quality

Carry out and record site inspections

Ensure all works are carried out in line with approved method statements, conduct and amend risk assessments and deliver toolbox talks/briefings

Ensure site personnel have job relevant training requirements and is entered on site personnel training register

Lead by example

Ensure the completion of works on time and within budget

Proactively drive progress of the works, challenging methods to maximise progress and minimise costs

Schedule, co-ordinate and supervise the daily activities of gangs/site operatives

Ensure gangs/site operatives complete all required documentation in line with customer/company requirements

Track and document daily work productions

Organise and monitor the work of subcontractors on site

Equipment and materials management

Be proactive in challenging plant/equipment utilisation and driving down costs

Order and manage hired/internal equipment on a daily basis

Co-ordinate delivery and collection of materials as required

Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all of the following criteria:


Extensive experience of the construction industry, specifically within a general civils environment.

Previous experience of infrastructure / Water projects

Proven track record with delivery of large sized schemes or supervisory experience of work on multiple schemes at any one time

Proven people management skills including the management of subcontractors

Practical hands on approach

CSCS supervisor card

SMSTS or SSSTS qualification

First aid qualification

Excellent people skills with proven leadership qualities and the ability to motivate others

Excellent communication, organisational, planning and time management skills