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General Foreman

Job Title: General Foreman
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Cumbria
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 0622
Job Published: March 06, 2019 09:59

Job Description

Job purpose

Come and join Interserve Highways, we have a long history of delivering for the UK's strategic road network as well as regional trunk routes, working for Local Authorities and Highways England. We build capital projects as well as maintaining existing assets throughout the country's road network, working with repeat-business customers on long-term frameworks. We want to develop your highways career on our projects, in whichever region interests you.

Job Summary 

To assist the site team in the management of projects from contract award through to completion; reporting to either a Site Agent or Project Manager depending on the complexity of the project.
To assist in the successful and timely completion of projects for Interserve by applying the quality, health, safety, environmental, sustainability and Lean procedures of the business, whilst maintaining and improving client relationships and working with the team to achieve financial success of the project.

Ensuring safe working conditions (e.g. daily excavation checks),
Ensuring timely delivery of call off materials to avoid delay to the project and ensure they are stored safely and tidily (applying 5S).
Continuously monitor trades and labour under their control to ensure all health and safety requirements are met and that site cleanliness is maintained;
Where labour resources on site do not match programmed/planned labour requirements bring this to Project Manager or Agents attention;
Monitor and record progress of the works (complete diaries and allocation sheets) and assist in preparation of short term programmes;
Appraise the risk to the scheme in conjunction with the Project Manager and install and monitor adequate site security 
To direct any instruction from the Clients Representative to the Project Manager before taking action;
Supervising, monitoring and recording to ensure project compliance with the Specification and the Quality, Health, Safety, Environmental and Sustainability Company Policies by all persons on site;
Take responsibility for ensuring safe use and correct utilisation of any items used by site operatives under Interserve control;
Ensure basic company requirements for supervision, competency, first aid cover etc are fulfilled
Ensure systems are in place and used in order that quality of work is to the prescribed standards
Actively seek to implement Best Practice wrt site operations and ensure knowledge of HE’s Raising The Bar documents for implementation on Highways England's projects in conjunction with the Project Manager.
Oversee the day to day construction processes and ensure co-ordination within the site team, client and contractors
To be aware of business continuity processes via Line Manager;
To carry out safety inspections and deliver Site Inductions;
To carry out Toolbox Talks and Daily Safety / Method Briefings;
To undertake routine management of all of our subcontractors;
Manage fatigue in the workplace and ensure operational compliance with fatigue management requirements.
Undertake the responsibilities appropriately assigned within the contract PMP.
Ensure full participation in staff development review, training and mentoring
Have active involvement within the wider Interserve business to enhance awareness and abilities and assist Interserve in our strategy to "Continuously Improve".
When required, to participate in Interserve improvement activities and workshops.
Knowledge skills & experience

CITB Level 2 Safety Course SSSTS (essential);
CITB Level 3 Safety Course SMSTS (5 day) (Desirable);
Appropriate CSCS card (essential);
First Aid at Work (4 day) (essential);
Behavioural safety training (Desirable);
New Roads and Streetworks supervisor(Desirable);
City & Guilds in a building or civil engineering trade (Desirable);
PASMA (Desirable);
CPCS Supervisors card (Cranes/Lifting) (Desirable);
CPCS Slinger/Signaller Card (Desirable);
Fire Safety and COSHH Co-ordinator (Desirable);
LANTRA 12 A/B Traffic Management (Desirable);
Scaffold safety awareness (Desirable);
Training in Lean principles (Desirable);
CAT and Genny training (essential).
Has held a similar position with a Civil Engineering Contractor for a sustained period;
Experience of working within the highways sector (Desirable);
Experience in earthworks, piling, steel structures, in-situ concrete, retaining walls (Desirable).
A background of working on site in relevant trades or supervisory positions sufficient to give an in depth understanding of work stream processes which the individual is responsible for supervising (e.g. drainage, earthworks, FRC) (Desirable);
Experienced in Word, Excel, Outlook (Desirable);
Specification for Highway works (Desirable);
Dependent on the project or section of work being supervised: specialist knowledge may at times be desirable or essential;
Understanding of key construction techniques and key risk for Highways Works.
Experience of managing small projects as a "number 1" (desirable)

Collaborative working, planning and implementing Lean techniques (Desirable);
Dependant on the project or section of work being supervised: specialist knowledge may at times be desirable or essential.
Experience and ability to manage and direct other staff (section foreman, Graduate engineers) and labour;
Able to work as part of a multi disciplined team;
Good motivator;
Good decision maker;
Good time management;
Attention to detail;
Sets high standards in safety and quality;
Innovative, creative thinker;
Legally entitled to work in the UK;
Holds a full UK driving license;
Proactive approach to the environment and customer care of all the stakeholders involved in a project – promotion of positive image of the Interserve name to protect and promote the brand name. 
We are looking for an experienced General Foreman to work from sites across the North West. This role is offered on a full time and permanent basis. In return we are offering a full time and competitive salary, plus company car/allowance, flexible benefits, 26 days annual leave entitlement, share plans, company pension and private medical insurance. 

As part of our recruitment process job offers will be subject to a Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. Headquartered in the UK and FTSE listed, we have gross revenues of £3.7 billion and a workforce of 68,000 people worldwide. We are committed to equal opportunities for all and are accredited by Investors in Diversity & the National Equality Standard.

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