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General Foreman - Civil Engineering

Elvet Recruitment
Belmont, County Durham, County Durham
£45000 - £52000/annum
Closing date
Aug 29, 2022

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A leading Civil Engineering Main Contractor are seeking a General Foreman to manage and supervise all construction works on site including sub-contract trades, reporting to the Site Agent/Project Manager. To deliver projects to high standards of Health and Safety, whilst maintaining programme, budget, and producing a quality end product, defect free.

Experience and Qualifications:

• Experience in delivery of large civil engineering schemes, including Highways, Drainage and Structures
• Good IT Skills with knowledge and experience using Microsoft office and other relevant software
• Holds a CSCS card - minimum gold standard.
• SMSTS qualified
• Confined space training and Street works Qualification are preferred.
• First aid at work certificate preferred.
• UK driving licence, Clean or low on points.

Health, Safety & Environmental:

• Can independently & confidently carry out Inductions and TBT briefings
• Operates and promotes safe working on site implementing company HSE standards, paying specific attention to HSE legislation and quality (Leads by example)
• Ensure all works are carried out in line with approved method statements and risk assessments and can deliver RAMs briefings.
• Can complete the relevant daily and weekly permits such as PUWER/LOLER/Permit to dig and deliver briefings to site teams.
• Has a good understanding of HSE procedures and undertakes the necessary reporting and documentation befitting to role.
• Ensure site personnel have task relevant training requirements and is entered on site personnel training register.
• Achieves good standards on site (4 score)
• Can fulfil the role of Temporary Works Supervisor


• Good knowledge of construction activities including drainage, deep excavation, road construction, structures, and temporary works.
• Assists with promoting best practice, identifying efficiencies and innovation.
• Can provide ideas /troubleshoot day to day project delivery issues.

Programme and Progress:

• Can assist the project planner with Project Programme and as-built monthly updates
• Provides input into efficiency and innovation planning and implementation (Collaborative Planning).
• Contributes to and deliver works aligned to the master programme.
• Schedules, co-ordinates and allocates supervision to the daily activities of gangs/site operatives and ensures gangs/site operatives complete all required documentation in line with company requirements.
• Tracks and documents daily work productions. (Daily diary)
• Can plan resource requirements in advance and communicate requirements effectively to line manager.


• Organises and manages the hire and off-hire of external/internal equipment on a daily basis.
• Ensure the completion of works on time, within budget and compliant with specification, proactively driving progress of the works, challenging methods to maximise progress and minimise costs.
• Maintains up to date and accurate records of measurement for direct and subcontract works to support QS
• Assists in Monthly CVR with QS, and is transparent in reporting
• Has a basic understanding of sub-contractor orders and the responsibilities of attendances and can and communicate this to the wider team
• Can identify risks and opportunities and communicates in monthly reports to management.

Record Keeping/ Progress Reporting:

• Maintain excellent site records and document activities accurately.
• Consistently uses VP where required for key documentation reporting
• Carry out and records site inspections. (QA Control/ITP)
• Can co-ordinate deliveries and collection of materials and necessary quality checks as required.


• Has the experience to liaise with customers/suppliers/third parties as necessary alongside the Construction Liaison Officer.
• Maintains good relationships with all stakeholders including internal team, Client, and sub-contractors.
• Has an understanding of Sector QA and demonstrates buy in by compliance.
• Has the ability to recognise defective works and rectify in a timely manner
• Ensures project team and SC supply chain deliver to high standards (Lead by Example)


Upto £52,000 plus company car/allowance, 28 days holiday, pension, healthcare & bonus

This is a permanent position and Elvet Recruitment Limited will be acting as an employment agency for permanent recruitment on behalf of our client.

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