Our client a civil engineering contractor requires a General Foreman to join their team on a permanent basis.
There work covers the South East region and is the whole of the M25, Surrey, East & West Sussex and Kent.
They also undertake works outside of these areas, at present they have schemes in Hampshire and Hertfordshire.
The value of schemes varies from £20k to £10m which include but are not limited to S 278 works, highway works, geotechnical projects, pinch point/junction upgrades, SI works, filterdrain & balancing pond improvement, bridges replacements & new builds, fuel depot improvements and everything in-between.
Job Purpose:     
Supervision and coordination of site personnel and subcontractors, the reporting of all relevant site activities and managing the quality of work performed.
Health, Safety and Environmental Management
•             Work to the safe system of work                                                           
•             Identify unmanaged risks                                                          
•             Taking immediate action to resolve or report risks                                                         
•             Seek out and report near misses                                                           
•             Oversee the delivery of timely tool box talks and daily task briefings – ensure they are taking place effectively and thoroughly.                                                      
•             Carry out method statement briefings                                                 
•             Drive personal ownership for Health & Safety and Environmental aspects.                                                         
Job Management
•             Oversee the daily programming of all site works in accordance with Company practice and procedures.                                           
•             Regularly plan and review overalls status of project(s) with contracts manager and site engineer.                                                 
•             Promptly correct or report problems and defects                                                          
•             Monitor/Control material usage/wastage                                                         
•             Meet specifications and ensure all statutory requirements are adhered to on site at all times.                                                          
•             Meet output targets                                                   
Do the job right
•             Has the appropriate technical knowledge – prior to commencement of site works gain an understanding of the relevant project specifications and drawings.                          
•             Look to finish the job rather than leave                                               
•             Get it right first time – monitor all works against specifications to ensure continuing quality and accuracy of work performed.                                            
•             Ensure and oversee that the site is tidy through and after work.                                              
Plant and Equipment Management
•             Look after and account for allocated equipment                                              
•             Ensure vehicles and equipment are being kept clean and tidy.                                   
•             Ensure equipment is used and maintained correctly.                                     
•             Promptly rectify or report defects.                                                         
•             Maintain accurate and appropriate records                                                      
•             Record/report changes in scope of work                                             
•             Order materials in a timely way                                              
•             Ensure plant is fuelled                                                
•             Complete and promptly return end of shift reports                                                       
•             Accurately collect/complete and return promptly all receipts. GRNs, tickets etc.                                              
Customer Liaison (internal and external and the public)
•             Be seen as a proud and effective person and team                                                        
•             Be recognised as an effective communicator                                                    
•             Develop and maintain great relationships                                                          
•             Encourage and act on feedback                                              
•             Resolve and/or report complaints                                                         
People Leadership & Management
•             Sets an example                                                           
•             Manages and drives team performance                                              
•             Manages Individual Performance                                                          
•             Trains and develops individuals and the team                                                  
•             Supports Works Manager with HR or training duties                                                     
Personal Skills
•             Is an inspiring leader and manager                                                       
•             Takes personal responsibility                                                   
•             Is an H, S & E leader                                                    
•             Able to manage change                                             
•             Flexible and responsive                                              
•             Effective problem solver
Key qualifications and Accreditations
CSCS – Gold card
NVQ 3 or 4
First Aid – Emergency at a minimum
Manual Handling