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Job Ref:  204785514
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  South East
Salary:  £45/annum £45K + Excellent package (Negotiable) + Company
14/10/2016 03:34
About this Role:

My client is a Leading National Civil Engineering Contractor with an estimated annual turnover of £50M.

They are specialist Infrastructure Civil Engineering Contractor that carries out work for clients which include;

Balfour Beatty
Enterprise Mouchel

The projects vary considerably in size but generally range from £500K to £10M in value and could include;

Pinch Point Schemes
Highways Drainage
Section 278 Works
Balancing Ponds
Major Earthworks Schemes
Roads & Pavements

Due to an unprecedented period of growth in their Civil Engineering Division, my client is looking to appoint a General Foreman to work on a one of their projects in and around the M3 Corridor.

One of the projects that the successful applicant could find themselves working on is a £5M Bridge strengthening contract just off the M4 near Wokingham. This scheme requires removal of the existing structures and the construction of new embankments and elevated concrete piers to reinstate the structural integrity of the bridge. The project will also involve highway diversion, traffic management, and drainage and pavement repairs.

My client has secured several high-profile projects and frameworks within the area which they are looking to build upon.


Checking plans, drawings and quantities for accuracy of calculations;
Ensuring that all materials used and work performed are as per specifications;
Overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant;
Managing, monitoring and interpreting the contract design documents supplied by the client or architect;
Liaising with any consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project;
Liaising with clients and their representatives (architects, engineers and surveyors), including attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress;
Planning the work and efficiently organising the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines;
Overseeing quality control and health and safety matters on site;
Preparing reports as required;
Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.

Additional duties will include Site Supervision, Managing Health & Safety, Report Writing, Toolbox talks, Holding meetings, programming of works.

The Requirements:

From a permanent background with a Principal Civils Contractor, it is expected that you have extensive, demonstrable experience in a Civil Engineering environment.

You will be in possession of SMSTS/SSSTS, CSCS, First Aid, as well as lift supervisor, service coordinator, , NRSWA and temporary works certificates would be highly advantageous.

This is a great opportunity for the right individual to be involved in multi-million pound civils projects whilst working within a well recognised contractor. You will have all of the benefits of working with a tier one main contractor including a busy works schedule, excellent progression opportunities and a competitive salary as well as a company vehicle.

The Benefits:

As part of their excellent benefits package, they offer:

Competitive basic salary
Flexible benefit scheme
Company car or generous car allowance
Family Healthcare

About the Company/Client/Project:

A leading Civil Engineering Contractor.

Requirements including certificates and qualifications:

A BSc in Civil Engineering or equivalent, with recent and relevant experience in a similar role.

Candidates must be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK
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