General Foreman

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Closing Date: 30/07/2024
Working Hours Full Time
Locations Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, Stockton-on-Tees
Salary TBC
Company Esh Group

Job Description

Overall Objective:

The management and supervision of all construction works on site including sub-contract trades, reporting to the Site Agent/Project Manager. To deliver projects to high standards of Health and Safety, whilst maintaining programme, budget, and producing a quality end product, defect free.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in delivery of large civil engineering schemes, including Highways, Drainage and Structures
  • Good IT Skills with knowledge and experience using Microsoft office and other relevant software
  • Holds a CSCS card – minimum gold standard
  • SMSTS qualified
  • Confined space training and Street works Qualification are preferred
  • First aid at work certificate preferred
  • UK driving licence, Clean or low on points

Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Can independently & confidently carry out Inductions and TBT briefings 
  • Operates and promotes safe working on site implementing company HSE standards, paying specific attention to HSE legislation and quality (Leads by example)
  • Ensure all works are carried out in line with approved method statements and risk assessments and can deliver RAMs briefings
  • Can complete the relevant daily and weekly permits such as PUWER/LOLER/Permit to dig and deliver briefings to site teams
  • Has a good understanding of HSE procedures within Esh Group and undertakes the necessary reporting and documentation befitting to role
  • Ensure site personnel have task relevant training requirements and is entered on site personnel training register
    Achieves good standards on site (4 score)
  • Can fulfil the role of Temporary Works Supervisor


  • Good knowledge of construction activities including drainage, deep excavation, road construction, structures, and temporary works
  • Assists with promoting best practice, identifying efficiencies and innovation
  • Can provide ideas /troubleshoot day to day project delivery issues

Programme and Progress:

  • Can assist the project planner with Project Programme and as-built monthly updates
  • Provides input into efficiency and innovation planning and implementation (Collaborative Planning)
  • Contributes to and deliver works aligned to the master programme
  • Schedules, co-ordinates and allocates supervision to the daily activities of gangs/site operatives and ensures gangs/site operatives complete all required documentation in line with company requirements
  • Tracks and documents daily work productions (Daily diary)
  • Can plan resource requirements in advance and communicate requirements effectively to line manager

Personal Skills:

  • Conducts themselves in a courteous and professional manner
  • Is open and honest
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Encourages and supports other colleagues
  • Has a ‘can do / will do’ attitude
  • Good communication skills and keeps colleagues/peers informed
  • Remains focused and can work well under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Is open to new ideas and listens to others point of view
  • Can adapt their communication style to suit colleagues/client and customer
  • Can take feedback on own performance and takes steps to improve this


  • Organises and manages the hire and off-hire of external/internal equipment on a daily basis
  • Ensure the completion of works on time, within budget and compliant with specification, proactively driving progress of the works, challenging methods to maximise progress and minimise costs
  • Maintains up to date and accurate records of measurement for direct and subcontract works to support QS
  • Assists in Monthly CVR with QS, and is transparent in reporting
  • Has a basic understanding of sub-contractor orders and the responsibilities of ESH attendances and can and communicate this to the wider team
  • Can identify risks and opportunities and communicates in monthly reports to management

Record Keeping/ Progress Reporting:

  • Maintain excellent site records and document activities accurately
  • Consistently uses VP where required for key documentation reporting
  • Carry out and records site inspections. (QA Control/ITP)
  • Can co-ordinate deliveries and collection of materials and necessary quality checks as required


  • Has the experience to liaise with customers/suppliers/third parties as necessary alongside the Construction Liaison Officer
  • Maintains good relationships with all stakeholders including internal team, Client, and sub-contractors
  • Has an understanding of Sector QA and demonstrates buy in by compliance
  • Has the ability to recognise defective works and rectify in a timely manner
  • Ensures project team and SC supply chain deliver to high standards (Lead by Example)
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