Foreman (Civils/Structures/Pipeline)

Posted 5 months ago


The purpose of this position is to assumes supervisory responsibility over workers, materials and plant in respect of a trade specific part of the work on a contract working to a programme and deadlines as agreed with the supervisor.


Accurately implement drawings and specifications for the trades or areas under the Foreman’s responsibility

• Plan and utilise resources and materials to ensure the achievement of maximum output efficiencies to meet production and time targets

• Undertake timeous filing of latest drawings taking care that all superseded information is destroyed

• Record information, including personnel, production and operational data on the specified forms and reports

• Undertake a detailed setting out of the works from an established grid

• Maintain and transfer datum lines

• Maintain gridlines and benchmarks

• Ensure plant and equipment are correctly applied, serviced and maintained

• Daily, complete Quality Assurance checklists ensuring specifications are met

• Timeously submit checklists to the Site Agent/Contract Manager

• Immediately react to non-conformance reports

• Manage and control wastage of materials

• Continuously ensure and maintain compliance with company and legal requirements for site safety

• Daily inspect cleanliness and general housekeeping

• Daily sign off that all activities under their control is completed, the site has been cleaned and left in a safe and secure state

• Assign work to employees ensuring that the relevant materials and equipment is available

• Continuously examine and inspect work progress of subordinates and sub-contractors for:

  • Adherence to drawing and specifications.
  • Dimensional accuracy
  • Cleanliness and good house keeping
  • Safety

• Co-ordinate sub-contract activities in terms of an agreed sequence and prevent out of sequence works or the overlapping of trades in restricted areas.

• Report any breakdowns, work stoppages or any other obstruction preventing works to proceed to the Site Agent/Contract Manager.

• Monitor and manage performance of subordinate staff in compliance with the Performance Management policy and processes

• Mentor staff as appropriate to improve performance and to enhance likelihood of career growth in subordinate staff

• Practise sound labour relations within the approved conditions of service with regard to staff including but not limited to:

  • Maintaining Discipline
  • Assisting the Site Agent/Contract Manager in resolving employee grievances and welfare requirements

• Ensure compliance of subordinate staff to company policies, procedures and practices

• Maintain a critical mass of staff ensuring effective staff retention

• Establish a positive work context for subordinate staff to build motivation and team spirit


  • Trade Certificate/Diploma
  • At least 5 years’ experience in construction, engineering and built environment.
  • Knowledge of construction processes and applicable trades
  • Relevant experiences in WTP, water retaining structures, and pipeline.
  • Be able to read and interpret drawings.
  • Setting out and labelling. Knowledge of materials, plant and equipment.
  • Knowledge of site materials systems.
  • Staff supervision and basic knowledge of IR.
  • Knowledge of Safety requirements and health systems.
  • Knowledge Construction regulation and Legal liability.
  • Registration with a recognised professional body will be an advantage.
  • A valid Driver’s licence.


  • Proficient in Ms Programmes.
  • Excellent Communications skills both oral and written.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Numerical orientation  
  • Planning skills
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict management
  • Leveraging diversity
  • Decision making
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to delegate
  • Computer literate
  • Team player

If you are not contacted as a short listed candidate within 4 weeks of the closing date, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. 

Candidates are invited to submit a CV together with copies of certificates/driver’s licence (no original certificates). Applications that are received without copies of required documentation will not be considered. 

Closing Date: 13 February 2023

Advert Reference No: KCBT-FMN

Completed applications can be e-mailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

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Khato Civils is an equal opportunities employer. We are determined that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, pregnancy or maternity, gender re-assignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage or civil partnership, age, race or disability.

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