Lodewyk van Heerden & Associates: Construction ( Building) Foreman

Introduction

We are looking for a knowledgeable, experienced construction foreman to coordinate operations and oversee workers at our building sites. The foreman will be the key person in charge of overseeing the completion of the project with a keen awareness of material expenses, permits, and employee safety. The ideal applicant will have a solid background in the field, strong leadership skills and the ability to direct the work of others and make quick decisions. The construction foreman must be well-organized and strongly focused on safety above all and at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and ensure that all safety rules are being followed at the site at all times
  • Produce work schedules in accordance with the availability of employees, contractors and labour laws and monitor the attendance of crew
  • Coordinate daily tasks according to priorities and plans, adjusting as necessary due to weather, supply delivery, and personnel
  • Ability to delegate responsibilities and individual projects to the crew and contractors.
  • Set up site, read plans and look at all technical requirements
  • Provide for adequate resources and staffing to meet safety needs, regulations, best practices, laws and project schedule
  • Emphasis on the safe use of tools, machinery, and equipment including training on safety gear, helmets, and procedures
  • Develop and oversee quality standards on all sites
  • Monitor and manage project budgets on all sites
  • Resolve conflicts or miscommunication that may happen on-site quickly and amicably
  • Report project status to all relevant parties and officials regularly

Desired Experience & Qualification

  • High school diploma building Diploma or master skilled trade in construction/building
  • Minimum 10 years experience in the Building Construction industry with additional 5+ years’ experience as a construction/building foreman
  • Extensive knowledge of construction best practices, equipment maintenance, and use, and OSH guidelines
  • Ability to read drawings, plans, and blueprints and convey this information to others
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate and report effectively
  • Aptitude in math and strong problem-solving abilities
  • Good physical condition and stamina

Package & Remuneration

Negotiable based on experience