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General Foreman – Highways

  • £45,000 - £60,000
  • Civil Engineering
  • Colchester

Are you a General Foreman with a strong Tier One Main Contract background? Have you worked on major civil engineering projects in the UK?

About the company

My client is a well-respected award-winning tier-one main contractor with a turnover of £500+ million per annum. Well-known within the industry for its innovative and forward-thinking protocols, the company has maintained its high standards for nearly 150 years. They are known for their exceptional technical capabilities, and high standards of work across the water industry (infrastructure & non-infrastructure). Along with highway infrastructure, environmental projects, and commercial construction. With several in-house capabilities, ranging from design and delivery to commercial management.

About the opportunity

My client was selected as a tier-one contractor for the MOD on heavy civil projects. They have a long-term pipeline of work that involves infrastructure and building, the types of work involve earthworks and heavy civils. As well as working on a great variety of schemes you will also have a great leadership team on top of you, a leadership team with a great amount of experience within Civil Engineering, working for some brilliant companies within the UK Civil Engineering industry, allowing you to learn from some of the best. The General Foremen will be ensuring the clarification between coordination and communication across all operating sectors of the business, including suppliers, subcontractors, engineering, SHEQ, and customer teams. The opportunity allows successful candidates to work within a well-driven and successful operating team. The candidate will be reporting directly to either the Site Agent or Project Manager (depending on the complexity of the project). The role responsibilities entail identifying site security protocols with the Project Manager, ensuring site fulfillment of the external compliance obligations, assisting with controlling and monitoring the progress of projects, and attending necessary meetings with clients and stakeholders. Along with ensuring training, reviewing staff, and monitoring these colleagues.

About the benefits and rewards

The company is a Tier 1 Main Contractor with a magnificent reputation within the Civil Engineering industry. They have recently won several awards for the invitation, and the awards have helped them to improve their staff internally and land them long-term frameworks, this means you will be working for a contractor with a forward-thinking mentality which will overtime improve your technical capabilities. The company encourages internal promotion to allow progression throughout the business. You will be involved in an enthusiastic, energetic working environment and surrounded by motivated colleagues who strive for success.

About the requirements:

Candidates require having experience working on major-sized Civil Engineering Contractors working on a major highway or heavy civil schemes. It is essential to understand health and safety within the workplace and comply with the companies policies. Having an understanding of the firm’s legal regulations and a comprehensive understanding of the construction techniques and best practices. Be able to proactively adapt to the working environment and maintain a positive relationship with all the stakeholders involved in a project and promote the positive image/brand of the company. An understanding of mentoring and developing staff, then monitoring their progress within the workplace.