​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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​Newcastle is the most populous city in the North East and the 8th most populous city in the United Kingdom, with an estimated population of 302,820 as of 2019. Situated on the River Tyne, Newcastle covers an area of 44 square miles. Cork has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Quayside Arena

Now approved this £260m complex will include a 12,500-capacity arena, a conference and exhibition centre, and a somewhat maligned 13-storey hotel, as well as bringing in as many as 400,000 new visitors a year.

Quayside West

This huge £250m project is due up before the council’s planning committee for potential approval and could see more than 1,000 homes, a handful of shops, and a hotel.

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