​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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Solihull is a large market town in the West Midlands. Solihull is the most affluent towns in the West Midlands and as of the 2011 census had a population of 123,187. Solihull has seen numerous construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Westgate

This flagship office building will loom large over the key route between Solihull Station and the main shopping area. The multi-storey, which will be among the town's tallest landmarks, is seen as one of the first pieces of the jigsaw in terms of improving the town centre.

HS2 Interchange Station

The station which will eventually open near the NEC is arguably the single biggest scheme approved in Solihull for years. Solihull approved the station but attention now turns to some of the finer details, with the council keen to swap surface level parking for more compact multi-storeys.

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