​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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​Toronto is the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. In 2016 it was recored that the population of Toronto was 2,731,571 and is the fourth most populated city in North America. 

Toronto has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple large constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

Cadillac Fairview

This construction project, which will be situated 160 Front St. W, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district will see a 230 metre tower with 1.2-million square feet of office space and more than 12,000 square feet of retail space. The tower will feature a curved profile on all exterior walls and will incorporate the masonry of a 70-year-old, six-storey heritage building previously located on the site.

Bloor Yorkville Residences

This project will have 551 condo units in a mix of one, two and three-bedroom suites, along with two floors of amenities panning 20,000 square feet. The completion date for the project is fall 2023. 

Regal Paza Corporate Centre

This $104m, will see a 335,650-square-foot mixed-use development at Dixon and Martin Grove roads east of Pearson airport. The building will be home to an 11 storey Staybridge Suites Hotel, consisting of 93 rooms, two underground parking levels as well as a cafe and retail shops, while levels two through four will house an estimated 65,000 square feet of commercial condos.

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