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General Foreman


Brief Description

General Foreman required for large main contractor on large commercial development in South Dublin.  Responsible for overseeing on-site management of the construction process.  Reporting to the Project Manager, the General Foreman will oversee the Finishing Foreman and all sub-contractors.  Taking a Reinforced Concrete structure from groundworks to completion.




Communicate with trades, construction professionals, sub-contractors and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints and all construction issues.

Inspect and review the project to monitor compliance with building regulations and safety and other regulations.

Plan, organise, and direct construction activities.

Maintain site diary, involvement in report writing, attendance at multiple site meetings.

Involvement in site meetings and communicate contracts and negotiated revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, staff, suppliers and sub-contractors.

Schedule project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.

Select, contract and oversee sub-contractors

Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.

Take actions to deal with the results of delays, - bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.


Qualifications and requirements

Third level qualification or trades qualification.

Good time Management skills, ability to give full attention to what other people are saying and use logic and reason to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions.

Ability to motivate, develop and direct people as they work and identify the best people for the job.



Integrity. – Job requires being honest and ethical

Dependability – job requires being reliable, responsible and dependable, 

Attention to detail – job requires being very careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks

Leadership – job requires a willingness to lead, take charge and offer opinions and direction

Initiative – job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

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