Working Foreman / Site Manager


Avant-Garde Construction is looking to recruit a Working Foreman / Site Manager with a multi- trade skillset, to oversee and work on residential extension projects across Sussex on a permanent basis. As this is a working role, you would be expected to jump onto tools as and when required to maintain progress on the sites and drive progress forwards.

This role would suit a candidate with leadership skills and experience in a similar role where they have earned the ability to take ownership of their day to day responsibilities, direct the work of others and make quick decisions.

As the main point of reference of both workers and supervisors, you will be a key person for driving a project through to completion.

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 depending on experience; plus bonuses

Company benefits include: 28 days paid holiday – Pension - Company Van (after probation)

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting into the Director, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Maintain, adhere to, and uphold the company’s values of Trust, Honesty, Authenticity, Respect and Integrity at all times
  • Monitor and enforce Health and Safety on sites at all times
  • Manage all aspects of each building project including health and safety, workforce and workload allocation accordingly
  • Report to the Director on a daily basis
  • Ensure that all building works are carried out to current building regulations and to the company’s high standards
  • Resolve technical queries with contractors, suppliers, architects, structural engineers, and clients without conflict
  • Problem-solve issues quickly that arise on-site by using clear, concise problem-solving skills
  • Supervise the use of machinery and equipment
  • Monitor project expenditure and ensure it remains within budget
  • Able to see the bigger picture and think ahead regarding the building process, labour force / trade allocation, ordering of materials and other aspects of the project
  • Ensuring the site is safe and clean at the end of each working day

To be successful as a Working Foreman, you will possess the following:

  • A strong track record as a Working Foreman in construction
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Be extremely process driven, results focused and professional
  • Able to manage and motivate a team and deal with any on site issues

Experience & Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience as a Multi-tradesman (essential)
  • Previous Foreman experience with good references (preferable)
  • In-depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment, and H&S
  • Ability to read drawings and plans
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate and report effectively
  • Problem-solving abilities
  • Good physical condition and stamina
  • CSCS
  • First aid (preferable)
  • Driving License (essential)

Expected start date: ASAP

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

COVID-19 considerations: We are a COVID safe employer

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Projects Around Sussex
East Sussex
United Kingdom

£30000.00 to £35000.00
Full Time
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