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General Foreman

  • Civil Engineering
  • Suffolk

About the company:

My client is a tier two, family-owned contractor turning over £100m per annum, with 350 employees on the books that provide civil engineering services to almost two-thirds of the country. Projects are covered in Suffolk, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Kent, Hampshire, and Oxfordshire, and is one of the largest family-owned Civil Engineering companies in the UK. Not only do they pride themselves in valuing customers and suppliers, but they have respect for the community and environment, making a conscious effort to minimise their impact on the environment and the communities in which they work. For over 50 years, core operations have included projects on highway and bridge construction, providing a range of infrastructure improvement services for the railway network, as well as river and marine services. They are looking for ambitious and driven individuals to progress and further their careers, as the company moves forward and grows.

About the role:

The successful candidate will be to control all operations on-site to ensure they are carried out efficiently, safely, and to the required standards. The types of projects you’ll get involved in will be S278 works, rivers and canals, pavements and roads, and large infrastructure. The size of the projects you’ll be working on will range from £10,000 to £30M. some of the clients you’ll be dealing with can range from environmental agencies, local authorities, and large residential developers. You will need to be driven and self-motivated with a good work ethic as well as being a team player.

Benefits and Rewards:

This is a brilliant opportunity should you be seeking to progress and develop your skillset within Civil Engineering and to be part of an outgoing, enthusiastic team. With a low staff turnover, each member of staff on average spends 11 and half years with the business. My client is well respected within the Civil Engineering industry, taking pride in their friendly and approachable employees, as well as being able to “get the job done”. You will be rewarded with a competitive salary.


You must have experience working for a self-delivering UK-based Civil Engineering contractor. at skills and qualifications such as CSCS Gold Card, SMSTS, NRSWA, Confined Spaces Training, and First Aid. You must be able to produce daily records via diary/allocations sheets and understand drawings and specifications. Understanding tender plant and labour allocations are also essential.