General Foreman

Employer Information

Lagan Specialist Contracting Group


T: 028 9045 5531


Charles Brand Ltd (part of the Lagan Specialist Contracting Group) is now recruiting for a General Foreman

Company:                    Charles Brand Ltd
Job Type:                     Full-time – Permanent    
Line Manager:              Project Manager/ Contracts Manager
Location:                      For secured Civil Engineering work in Northern Ireland

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Supervise Works with a ‘Stay Safe’ ethos: Ensuring the safety of workers at all times
  • Implement Health & Safety statutory regulations, company policy and contractual obligations
  • Deliver briefings and tool box talks as required
  • Action safety audits/accident investigations promptly


  • Ensure the avoidance of environmental incidents
  • Implement Environmental statutory obligations, company policy and contractual requirements


  • Maintain high standards of workmanship and quality at all times
  • Ensure compliance with quality procedures, design drawings and appendices, and the Specification for Works

Supervision and leadership

  • Manage subcontract and directly employed resources to achieve project aims and objectives.
  • Manage subordinate staff through impartial guidance and instruction.
  • Ensure/promote good teamwork at all times.
  • Organise and coordinate subcontractors.
  • Where required, allocate workers to tasks based on suitability, budget and programme.
  • Where required, organise plant resources efficiently – excavators, dozers, dump trucks, rollers etc.
  • Coordinate/supervise: Civil Engineering Works and Utility Works
  • Coordinate material deliveries – transport routes, construction hardstands and site accesses.
  • Coordinate subcontractors from various disciplines e.g. Reinforced concrete structures. Piling, utilities, pavement, structures.
  • Provide input to method statements/work procedures.
  • Liaise with third parties including contractor’s agents on adjacent schemes.
  • Attend and report on progress at site management meetings as required.


  • Ensure/promote adherence to correct commercial procedures e.g. ordering of plant, transfer of dockets to commercial team, off hires, etc
  • Follow up on requisitions/orders to ensure that resources are made available on time.
  • Motivate subcontractors and workers to achieve programmed production targets.
  • Ensure that adequate labour, plant and material resources are engaged to meet programmed targets.
  • Be proactive in mitigating any delays which arise.
  • Maintain good industrial relations onsite.
  • Maintain worker discipline onsite.

Skills and Experience

The following qualities/experience are essential;

  • Proven track record in the industry
  • Excellent communicator and team player
  • Expertise on Plant capabilities and suitability.
  • Commercially aware with good understanding of cost and value.

The following qualities/experience are desirable;

  • Professional, personable and results focussed.
  • High level of business pragmatism and understanding.
  • Team player who knows how to build and sustain relationships.

How we'll reward you
In return, we offer a competitive salary plus we’ll provide a wide selection of lifestyle offers, development and learning programmes, services and support designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.

Our Core Benefits include:

  • Mentoring and Career Pathway
  • Generous Holiday Allowance
  • Biannual PDPs
  • Employer Pension Contribution
  • Paid Membership of a relevant Institution or Professional Body
  • Life Assurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Gym Membership

To apply for this post please submit your CV

We wish you every success in your application. 

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 6th August at 12 Noon

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