​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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​Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland, which in 2020 had an estimated population of 635,640. Glasgow is the 4th largest city in the United Kingdom and the 27th largest city in Europe by population. Glasgow is recorded as the fifth most visited city in the United Kingdom and covers an area of 68 square miles. Glasgow has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

£400million City Deal regeneration projects

As part of this huge regeneration scheme, listed are some of the key projects and areas of focus, including regeneration work in the city centre; Sighthill and the canal area; in Collegelands, Calton and the Barras; on the Clyde waterfront and the West End; supporting growing businesses; and the Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership activities across the city.  

Barclays Glasgow Campus

This major riverside development, on the south bank of the Clyde, will be home to the banking giant's new Northern European hub, leading to the creation of around 2,500 jobs. Included in this huge project will be 300 residential apartments, with a roof terrace and commercial units.

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