General Foreman - Shafts

The ALIGN General Foreman shall take responsibility for ensuring subcontracted shaft early works on site comply with all overall programme and are to budget
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ALIGN is a joint venture between Bouygues, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine, and is delivering the C1 package of the UK High Speed 2 line (HS2). Lot C1 consists of 21.6km of high speed rail infrastructure in a rural environment. This will include a 3.37km viaduct, 15.75km twin-bored tunnel and five vent shafts handling both intervention and tunnel ventilation facilities.

We are now looking for an General Foreman  to join the team, focussing on shafts,

The ALIGN General Foreman shall take responsibility for ensuring subcontracted shaft early works on site comply with all overall programme and are to budget.


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  • Leading an onsite team;
  • Promoting Health and Safety, Environment to the wider team, ensuring quality, timely and safe work practices;
  • Fulfilling Health & Safety responsibilities by adhering to the Company’s Health & Safety Policy and Management Plans;
  • Tracking and monitoring KPI compliance and recommending improvements to systems to maintain team production;
  • Ensuring that all plant, transport and materials used on the site are of sufficient quality and quantity to complete the task in question;
  • Taking responsibility for the management of the subcontractors appointed to the contract.
  • Ensuring all works undertaken comply with set budget.
  • Ensure the site is kept to a high standard and meets management expectations.
  • Carrying out any disciplinary measures necessary to site operatives, site foreman or subcontractors in accordance with policy. 


Skills & Experience

  • The post holder will be educated to degree or higher level or equivalent in a numerate discipline, typically an Engineering discipline. A lower educational level, typically HNC or HND may be acceptable where a very significant level of experience in a technical engineering role can be demonstrated.
  • Membership of an appropriate Professional body, typically Chartered member of Institute of Civil Engineering or an international equivalent professional status.
  • Demonstrable previous relevant experience within construction engineering, including Earthworks, Ground stabilisation, deep drainage and specially in deep foundations (secant piled or diaphragm walls)
  • Experience of managing or assisting with the management of programmes of work, ensuring the project runs to schedule
  • Experience in managing or assisting with the management on site, monitoring, dealing with subcontractors and finding solutions to problems that may cause delays or extra costs.
  • Experience leading or assisting with the leadership of site teams and mentoring them to help built a solid project team.
  • Knowledge of the development and implementation of quality management
  • SSSTS Accreditation
  • CSCS card
  • Computer and language skills


We're ready to invest in you and your future, and offer wide-ranging, performance-related progression opportunities. Our competitive rewards packages feature flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.

We'd love you to join us in proudly building Britain's future heritage. Apply online now.


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