​What is a General Foreman?

A General Foreman is responsible for overseeing teams engaged in construction activities on a construction project; and planning, coordinating, assisting in cost control, and ensuring a safe work environment. The General Foreman promotes safe working on site and implements company requirements and legal regulations, paying specific attention to HSE legislation and quality.

What are the typical duties and activities for a General Foreman?

From employer to employer the job description of a General Foreman will vary, however typical duties and activities undertaken include:

  • Coordinate tasks according to priorities and plans

  • Produce schedules and monitor attendance of staff

  • Allocate general and daily responsibilities

  • Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are met

  • Supervise the use of machinery and equipment

  • Monitor budget

  • Resolve problems when they arise

  • Report on progress of projects

Skills required to be a successful General Foreman

To be successful as a General Foreman, the below skills are important;

  • Written and oral communication

  • Problem-solving

  • Leadership

  • Analytical thinking

  • Attention to detail

  • Critical thinking

  • Monitoring

How can we help with your General Foreman job search?

For over 15 years we have specialised in securing contract and permanent opportunities for General Foreman across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

Working globally with the largest contractors, consultancies, along with many infrastructure owners and operators, we are ideally positioned to work with talented General Foreman and secure the market's leading General Foreman opportunities.

With a reputation for being experts in the sectors that we operate, we are also renowned for consistently delivering the right opportunities to our candidates, working proactively in order to give our candidates the edge in a competitive marketplace.

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​Berlin is the capital and the largest city in Germany, both in area and population, with an estimated population of 3.8 million. The city covers an area of roughly 344 square miles. Berlin has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Axel Springer Building

This new cube-shaped building is the latest addition to the Axel-Springer Campus, the ensemble of different premises at the media and technology company’s headquarters. The new Axel Springer building offers 52,000 square meters of work space for more than 3,000 employees and is characterised by its open, transparent architecture.

UP! Friedrichshain Berlin Building

This construction project has seen the transformation of an ageing iconic shopping mall into a modern place for work and retail in Berlin’s Friedrichshain neighbourhood. The nearly 675,000 ft2 / 67,000 m2 project named “UP!” reveals the building’s past and points to its future with a new volumetric appearance and a new, entirely glazed building envelope. 

Terminal 2 at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

Terminal 2 at BER Airport is the fastest-built terminal project in German history and has allowed the airport to expand the capacity by six million passengers a year. The two-story terminal with three halls includes spaces for checking-in, handing in and collecting luggage, security controls, service facilities, shops, and restaurants. 

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