General Foreman - Shafts

Align JV

We are now looking for an General Foreman  to join the team, focussing on shafts,

We are now looking for an General Foreman  to join the team, focussing on shafts,
The ALIGN General Foreman shall take responsibility for ensuring subcontracted shaft early works on site comply with all overall programme and are to budget.
The Align opportunity
The construction of the Chiltern tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct are two of the most eye-catching and challenging engineering projects on the HS2 route. Align is the joint venture created to achieve this task – we've created one integrated team of specialists from three partners with global reputations: Bouygues Travaux Publics, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine.
By joining Align you can become an integral part of this landmark project – with the opportunity to develop your expertise as the project progresses and leave a legacy to be proud of for the rest of your career.
The C1 Package includes the following elements:
  • The iconic Colne Valley Viaduct which is a “structure of international significance”; 3+ km long and spanning the lakes of the Colne Valley (architectural images can be found online).
  • Chiltern Tunnels – 2 x 16km long tunnels through the Chiltern Hills
  • Western Valley Slopes (South Portal) – 2.5km of earthworks including the TBM launching portal and main compound in Maple Cross housing the TBM plant and equipment, main offices and tunnel/viaduct pre cast yards
  • 5 x Ventilation Shafts at Chalfont St. Peter, Chalfont St. Giles, Amersham, Little Missenden and Chesham. Shaft depth between 35m-65m with diaphragm walls up to 80m deep. Headhouses at each location.
The ALIGN General Foreman will be responsible for: 
  • Leading an onsite team;
  • Promoting Health and Safety, Environment to the wider team, ensuring quality, timely and safe work practices;
  • Fulfilling Health & Safety responsibilities by adhering to the Company’s Health & Safety Policy and Management Plans;
  • Tracking and monitoring KPI compliance and recommending improvements to systems to maintain team production;
  • Ensuring that all plant, transport and materials used on the site are of sufficient quality and quantity to complete the task in question;
  • Taking responsibility for the management of the subcontractors appointed to the contract.
  • Ensuring all works undertaken comply with set budget.
  • Ensure the site is kept to a high standard and meets management expectations.
  • Carrying out any disciplinary measures necessary to site operatives, site foreman or subcontractors in accordance with policy. 
Skills & Experience
  • The post holder will be educated to degree or higher level or equivalent in a numerate discipline, typically an Engineering discipline. A lower educational level, typically HNC or HND may be acceptable where a very significant level of experience in a technical engineering role can be demonstrated.
  • Membership of an appropriate Professional body, typically Chartered member of Institute of Civil Engineering or an international equivalent professional status.
  • Demonstrable previous relevant experience within construction engineering, including Earthworks, Ground stabilisation, deep drainage and specially in deep foundations (secant piled or diaphragm walls)
  • Experience of managing or assisting with the management of programmes of work, ensuring the project runs to schedule
  • Experience in managing or assisting with the management on site, monitoring, dealing with subcontractors and finding solutions to problems that may cause delays or extra costs.
  • Experience leading or assisting with the leadership of site teams and mentoring them to help built a solid project team.
  • Knowledge of the development and implementation of quality management
  • SSSTS Accreditation
  • CSCS card
  • Computer and language skills
We're ready to invest in you and your future, and offer wide-ranging, performance-related progression opportunities. Our competitive rewards packages feature flexible benefits to fit your lifestyle and priorities.
We'd love you to join us in proudly building Britain's future heritage. Apply online now.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at ALIGN. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. As a Disability Confident employer, we commit to interviewing any candidate who disclose having a disability and meet the minimum requirements details in the job advert. If invited to interview, please inform us of any Reasonable adjustments you may need, in order to attend.