General Foreman in West Midlands, United Kingdom

General Foreman

Location: West Midlands, UK

About the role

Balfour Beatty VINCI has an exciting opportunity for an Earthworks General Foreman to join the Major Structures team in Birmingham. You will be joining a highly experienced team on the UKs most prestigious infrastructure project!

What you'll be doing

  • Ensures that sufficient resources are allocated to the Works Section and that each has an appropriate level of ability
  • Identifies and arranges training as required
  • Ensure all permits are applied for and in place, ready for site work to begin.
  • Regularly review procedures to ensure they are as efficient as possible.
  • Works with the Team to ensure appropriate action is taken on findings from site audits / checks
  • Ensures ownership of Handover Documentation for the works and implements ITP processes to improve quality management on site
  • Experienced in planning shifts in line with EU regs. and section 61
  • Experienced in Safety & Environment Tours
  • Experience of managing a subordinate programmed
  • Experience of planning and managing project creep
  • Solution orientated with strong work ethic and flexibility to work nights/weekends as required by the programme. Capable of and demonstrative experience in taking ownership of the works from start to finish, including the handover of the works.

Who we're looking for

  • Holds a current CSCS Card
  • Good Earthworks knowledge and experience on major projects as a General Foreman

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) is responsible for designing and building part of the most exciting and challenging infrastructure project in Europe: HS2.

We are building the West Midlands section of HS2's Phase One route, spanning approximately 90km from Long Itchington in Warwickshire to the centre of Birmingham and on to Handsacre in Staffordshire. We will be employing thousands of people from the region to design and build the civil infrastructure for HS2 and we are looking for a wide range of skills to join the team and support this unique and ground-breaking project.

Diversity and Inclusion: We aim to be a leader in equality, diversity and inclusion by creating a safe inclusive working environment for all - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership. We are positive and inclusive about adjusting, providing flexible working, encouraging all staff to engage in a diverse range of year-round learning opportunities and provide personal development opportunities. Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture.

Flexible working: Flexible or agile working is encouraged at BBV and we recognise the value and diversity of candidates which this can bring to our business operations. Not every role can provide a variety of working patterns to suit people's personal needs however we are happy to discuss agile working opportunities at BBV with you.

Disability confident: We care about being inclusive and that means we encourage applications from people with diverse set of backgrounds and experiences. BBV is Disability Confident committed and we welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

About us

Balfour Beatty VINCI is a long-established joint venture between two global leaders in the delivery of critical infrastructure. Working together for over 30 years, we have been successful in delivering several significant infrastructures; creating unrivalled expertise and capability across rail, highways and aviation sectors in the UK and beyond.

In 2008, we announced our formal alliance with the aim of delivering modern and innovative solutions to the UK's infrastructure needs. Since then, our collaboration has gone from strength to strength. We've successfully bid and delivered many key projects for Crossrail and Highways England Smart Motorways Programme. Balfour Beatty VINCI is a powerhouse for critical infrastructure.

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