​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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If you are looking for a new General Foreman opportunity, please get in touch with our specialist recruiters to discuss your situation in more detail. Alternatively you can search all of our current live jobs across the Construction, Civils, Rail, Power and Telecoms sectors.

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Vancouver is a major city in Western Canada and has the highest population density on Canda with an estimated population of 2,463,431 as of 2016. Vancouver is consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for quality of life and covers an area of 44 square miles. Vancouver has seen numerous large scale construction projects over the past couple of years and has multiple constructions projects in the pipeline, such as:

The Broadway Subway Project

The main part of construction on the 5.7 km extension of the Millennium Line started in May 2021, while the scheduled completion date is in 2025. Six underground stations will tie 700m of elevated line and 5km of underground line together. The cost for the build is $2.83 billion. The provincial government will foot the bill, with contributions from the Government of Canada and the City of Vancouver.

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