We are looking to appoint a Foreman for the A465.

  • South Wales – Highways
  • Competitive salary + benefits package
  • Permanent

The post holder will be accountable for delivering a section of the Dualling of the A465 Areas 5 & 6. The job holder will take full responsibility for the supervision of labour, plant and sub-contractor within their section of work. They will also ensure the management and quality aspects of the project meet the client’s and company’s performance expectations.

Take responsibility for ensuring the highest possible environment and health and safety standards are adhered to at all times.

Reporting to: Project Manager

Key Responsibilities:

  • Set a personal example and promote best practices in safety, quality and environment.
  • Supervision of sub-contractors
  • Able to read drawings and construct them, work to a program and keep written (and preferably electronic) records.
  • Communicate with all site teams including engineers, QS’s, safety officers and clerk of works to ensure full understanding of information.
  • Monitor and control labour, plant and materials.
  • Ensure daily diaries and allocation sheets are up to date.
  • Implement and promote safe systems of work and overall activities.
  • Contribute to the program through the line manager.
  • Work with engineers on setting out information and details of technical information, contributing to the preparation of method statements.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly meetings with the site team regarding safety, progress, expenditure, costs and program.
  • Ensure toolbox talks, safety alerts and method statement briefings are carried out.
  • Ensure all statutory weekly or daily inspections are carried out e.g. weekly safety and environment tours.
  • Assist development of the workforce and identify training requirements.
  • Ensure a high standard of quality on the works to at least meet the specification requirements.

Specific Safety Responsibilities

  • To take reasonable care for the safety of themselves and of any other person who may be affected by what they do or fail to do at work.
  • To co-operate with their employers or any other persons in the performance of their statutory duties.
  • Not to misuse or interfere with anything provided in the interests of health, safety or welfare.
  • Have the ability to evaluate safety practices and procedures to recommend methods of improvement.

The Candidate:

  • Previous experience working on large highway schemes.
  • Relevant CSCS & SMSTS cards and First Aid Certificate
  • Experience managing a team of labourers and semi-skilled workers.
  • Ability to influence and persuade others to build working relationships with both internal and external customers at all levels.
  • Flexible approach with an ability to adapt to tight and often changing deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise own workload and that of others with a collaborative approach to work.
  • Understanding of health & safety legislation concerning a construction site.
  • Infrastructure/Highways construction background is essential.

For an informal discussion please call Connor on 07990 569 825 or use the red button to apply online.

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