Southern Region
Closing date



The Role:

The purpose of the role of General Foreperson is to ensure the delivery of projects safely, on time, within budget and snag-free. The post-holder will be responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and supervising the work of all site operatives.


Key Responsibilities:


Operate and promote safe working on-site.

  • Implement company requirements and legal regulations paying specific attention to HSE legislation and quality.
  • Carry out and record site inspections
  • Ensure all works are carried out in line with approved method statements, conduct and amend risk assessments and deliver toolbox talks/briefings
  • Ensure site personnel have job-relevant training requirements and are entered into the site personnel training register
  • Lead by example


Ensure the completion of work on time and within budget

  • Proactively drive the progress of the works, challenging methods to maximise progress and minimise costs
  • Schedule, coordinate and supervise the daily activities of gangs/site operatives
  • Ensure gangs/site operatives complete all required documentation in line with customer/company requirements
  • Track and document daily work productions
  • Organise and monitor the work of subcontractors on-site.


Equipment and materials management

  • Be proactive in challenging plant/equipment utilisation and driving down costs
  • Order and manage hired/internal equipment daily
  • Co-ordinate delivery and collection of materials as required



  • Liaise with customers/suppliers/third parties as necessary
  • Assist with promoting best practice
  • Assist with promoting the company to customers


Key measures & targets:

  • Deliver required services on time, to cost/quality standards
  • Contribute wherever possible to enable the Company to meet CDM/health and safety targets
  • Contribute wherever possible to enable the Company to meet environmental targets


Key relationships:

  • Design and engineering team and other technical staff
  • Project-based staff including Contracts Managers, Project Managers, Site Agents, Site Engineers
  • Clients, suppliers and third parties


Person Specification:

The successful candidate is likely to meet all the following criteria:



  • Extensive experience in the construction industry, specifically within a general civil environment.
  • Previous experience in infrastructure, drainage, public realm, highways, and structures
  • Proven track record with the delivery of large-sized schemes or supervisory experience of work on multiple schemes at any one time
  • Proven people management skills including the management of subcontractors
  • Practical hands-on approach
  • CSCS supervisor card
  • SSSTS/SMSTS qualification
  • Lift supervisor
  • First aid qualification
  • City and Guilds Medium or High risk Confined Space
  • Thames Water Passport
  • NRSWA supervisor
  • Excellent people skills with proven leadership qualities and the ability to motivate others
  • Excellent communication, organisational, planning and time management skills



  • CPCS appointed a person for lifting operations