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Building Foreman / Manaager

Building Foreman / Manaager

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About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


ATC is a JV between Costain, Alstom  and French company called TSO, We have been contracted by Crossrail to undertake the design, construction and commissioning of the Crossrail Systems. At a value of £300m this is one of the largest Crossrail projects awarded.

What will I be doing?

You are responsible to your Manager stated above for the execution of your individual job responsibilities. You shall:

  • support your Manager and the staff under your control;
  • maintain a good working relationship with Client and associated personnel;
  • manage and control your section of the work according to agreed programmes and
  • be conversant with all drawings, specifications and related information for these works.
  • To cover your absence from site during holiday periods, you are to handover your duties to a delegate agreed with your Manager.


You are responsible for implementing and maintaining safe systems of work in accordance with Site Health and Safety Management procedures. This includes a regular assessment of new risks and hazards that may not be specifically covered by safety system documentation already in place.

System Management

You are responsible for implementing and maintaining the Project Management Plan (PMP) for your section of the works. This shall include the generation of System Records that show compliance with the PMP. This may include auditing and surveillance.



Your authority is that detailed in the current issue of the signature authorisation list.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your specific duties and responsibilities are listed on the following page(s). Please sign, date and return same to the Project Manager. (Remember to retain a copy for your own records).


About you

The Building Foreman/Manager shall be responsible to the Senior General Foreman/Works Manager for the successful completion of the superstructure, fit out and MEP installation on the project. The duties include but are not limited to:


  1. Maintain a culture of safety on site. Engage with both the subcontractor, direct labour workforce and the team to develop awareness and improve safety systems.
  2. Supervise the safe delivery of the works on site, ensuring compliance with project, company, and statutory requirements. Provide input to and have an understanding of the safe systems of work, identifying improvements that can be made. Challenge others to improve performance and compliance on site.
  3. Take ownership for ensuring the safe delivery of the works on site, ensuring compliance with project, company, and statutory requirements. Provide input to and have an understanding of the safe systems of work, identifying improvements that can be made. Challenge others to improve performance and compliance on site.
  4. Ensure that all statutory, company, and project records are maintained for your section of works. These shall include, but not limited to, LOLER, PUWER, HAVS, excavation inspection, and scaffold inspection
  5. Ensure that the site is compliant to all relevant, project, site and statutory environmental requirements. This shall include the management of noise, dust and light pollution as well as mitigating the sites impact on the local community.
  6. Manage the daily interfaces between works parties on site. Ensure that exclusion zones around high risk areas are suitably established, maintained and observed.
  7. Assist in the development and delivery of the Start of Shift briefings for your section of works, ensuring that all individuals in your works area are briefed.  
  8. Provide reasonable support and guidance to peers in your section of works to ensure the safe delivery of the works.
  9. Ensure that works in your section are coordinated through the site logistics plan.
  10. Liaise with client representatives, updating them on the works as they progress and reasonably assisting them in supervising the works.
  11. Maintain the site set up, to include welfare and management of materials and waste.
  12. Ensure that accurate contemporaneous records of the works on the site are maintained on a daily basis for the works in the agreed template and to an agreed standard (i.e. site diary). Any events resulting in a delay or change must be notified to the Project Manager and Commercial Staff in a timely manner
  13. Have an awareness of the temporary works currently deployed in your section on works and ensure that these are erected/dismantled in accordance with the agreed methodology. Provide reasonable support to the Temporary Works Coordinator to ensure that the works are installed as per design.
  14. Work proactively with supply chain supervisors, ensuring that attendances are provided, access dates and handovers are agreed, to facilitate the efficient delivery of the works.
  15. Take a proactive role in managing the quality of the works delivered, inspecting works within your section as they are undertaken, identifying issues, and escalating these where appropriate.
  16. Coordinate the works on site with other adjacent 3rd parties as required by the works manager.

This role is to the duration of the project August 2018.

Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.   


At Costain we ensure that we are an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.