General Foreman

Ref No. EMP409622
Salary £25,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Watford, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Applicants Required


My client is looking for a General Foreman based out of Watford on a permanent basis.


Water industry experience

The Job

My client is looking for a General Foreman based out of Watford on a permanent basis.

The Role:

The purpose of the role of the General Foreman is to ensure the delivery of projects safely, on time, within budget and snag free. The post-holder will be responsible for scheduling, co-ordinating 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 is entered on site personnel training register
  • Lead by example

Ensure the completion of works on time and within budget

  • Proactively drive progress of the works, challenging methods to maximise progress and minimise costs
  • Schedule, co-ordinate 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 on a daily basis
  • 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 & 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 of the following criteria:


  • Extensive experience of the construction industry, specifically within a general civils environment.
  • Previous experience of infrastructure, drainage, public realm, highways and structures
  • Proven track record with 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
  • SMSTS qualification
  • Lift supervisor
  • First aid qualification
  • 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 person for lifting operations

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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