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General Foreman - Water

  • Salary: £43000.00 - £46000 per annum + Package
  • Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Civil Engineering/Infrastructure
  • Job reference: BBBH375424_1516962408

Job description

I am currently working with a national contractor with an office in the North East, who are working on a large framework across the UK, due to workload they are now recruiting a general foreman to join them on a permanat basis.

Working on a large water framework you will ensure high standards of health & safety, quality and environmental standards.

Supervising trades and operations constantly reviewing qork quality and progress, ensuring health & safety is adhered too and materials are available.

Main Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of site operations and the performance of site staff;
  • Continuously monitor subcontractors and Interserve operatives under their control to ensure all safety requirements are met and the site cleanliness is maintained;
  • Ensure labour resources on site matches programmed/planned labour requirements;
  • Monitor and record progress of the works and assist in/or prepare short programmes for activities under the direct control
  • To direct any instruction from the Clients Representative to the Site Agent before taking action;
  • Ensure that Interserve Construction's Divisional Safety Policy and its requirements are complied with and to ensure that the site team are all aware of their responsibilities in respect of safe working practices;
  • Ensure all H&S procedures are complied with by all individuals on site;
  • Where controlling work in relation to excavations etc. monitor planking and strutting or other support systems for safe working before allowing anyone to enter any excavation and during the progress of work.

Knowledge skills & experience

  • City & Guilds in civil engineering; (desirable)
  • Safety training scheme (CITB 5 day/Level 3); (essential)
  • CIOB Site Management Certificate; Diploma.(desirable)
  • Working in the Water Industry for minimum 5 years (desirable)
  • Excellent civil engineering knowledge (essential)
  • Excellent knowledge of formwork, concrete finishing and underground pipework (essential).


  • Able to work as part of a multi disciplined team;
  • Trades Experience;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Sets high standards in environmental, health, safety and quality on site;
  • Proactive
  • Excellent motivator
  • Has drive to delivery projects on site and to a very high standard of health, safety, quality and environmental standards.
  • A background of working on site in relevant trades or supervisory positions sufficient to give an in depth understanding of work stream processes which the individual is responsible for supervising;
  • Dependant on the project or section of work being supervised specialist knowledge may at times be desirable or essential.

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