Foreman, Section Foreman & General Foreman – Water

Position: Foreman, Section Foreman & General Foreman – Water

Location: Thames Water Region (Thames Valley)

Salary Guide: £40,000 – £50,000 (DOE) Plus Car Allowance and Excellent Benefits

Our client is a Tier 1 D&B Contractor operating predominately in the water industry, who are delivering a number of water and wastewater non-infrastructure projects for Thames Water and they are recruiting for Foremen, Section Foreman and General Foreman to work on these exciting projects throughout Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

As Foreman you will ensure the coordination of and communication between all parts of the operations team including suppliers, subcontractors, engineering, SHEQ and customer teams. Reporting to either a Site Agent or Project Manager depending on the complexity of the project and will be responsible for managing, maintaining and enforcing health, safety, quality, sustainability and wellbeing standards across the site/project.

You will have previously worked for a tier one main contractor in the UK and have a strong civil engineering background and/or with experience of working within the Water Treatment and/or Highway’s sector is highly desirable.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Appraise the risk to the scheme in conjunction with the Project Manager and install and monitor adequate site security.
  • In conjunction with the site management team, manage the project procurement process for suppliers and contractors in line with the Company processes and commercial best practice.
  • Ensure the site fulfils all obligations for external compliance audit.
  • Ensure Permit to Work systems, Inductions and Briefings are correctly carried out.
  • Plan and co-ordinate the operational delivery of the project as required.
  • Oversee the day-to-day construction processes and ensure co-ordination within the site team, client, and contractors.
  • Attend meetings with and maintain necessary regular contact with clients and stakeholders.
  • Assist with the control and monitoring of the progress of the works.
  • Administer reporting systems (e.g. delivery notes, Plant hire and collections, waste management,) to maximise cash flow and profitability.
  • Implement strict controls on subcontractors, suppliers, and operatives.
  • Post contract: organise and co-ordinate the undertaking of maintenance work.
  • Ensure full participation in operative staff development review, training, and mentoring.

Skills, Qualifications & Experience:

  • Experience of working for a major sized Civil Engineering Contractor working on water or major highways schemes.
  • Sound knowledge of construction methods, health and safety, and legal regulations as well as a comprehensive understanding and experience of a wide range of construction techniques and best practices.
  • Experience of managing and developing staff.
  • Adopt a proactive approach to the environment and customer care of all the stakeholders involved in a project – promotion of positive image of the Company name to protect and promote the brand name.
  • Dependent on the project or section of work being supervised: specialist knowledge may at times be desirable or essential.
  • CITB Level 3 Safety Course SMSTS (5 day)
  • Appropriate CSCS card
  • First Aid at Work (4 day)
  • Practical training e.g., attendance on courses for Forms of Contract, Scaffolding Appreciation, Formwork/Falsework Appreciation, Concrete Technology, H&S Management, planning etc
  • Appointed person and Temporary Works Co-ordinator.

Benefits Package:

  • 40 Hour working week
  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • 26 days annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Defined contribution pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days volunteering opportunities
  • Flexible, agile or remote working
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Professional membership fees
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
    • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
    • Dental Insurance
    • Travel insurance
    • Bike to work scheme
    • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attractions

Job Information

Job Reference: 886968_1642007987
Salary From: £
Salary To: £
Job Locations: South East,South West
Job Types: Permanent
Job Skills: Civil

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