Construction Foreman – Civil Engineer

roomZanzibar City

business_centerFull Time

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The Civil Construction Foreman will be responsible to coordinate operations and oversee workers at construction sites. As the point of reference of both workers and supervisors, you will be a key person for the completion of a project.

The construction foreman needs a solid background in the field with leadership skills and extensive experience and the ability to direct the work of others and make quick decisions. He/she must be well-organized and favor safety above everything else.


  • Overseeing the coordination of construction works and ensuring that they are in accordance with priorities and plans
  • Producing schedules and monitoring the attendance of crew
  • Inspecting construction sites frequently and ensuring that manpower and resources are adequate
  • Supervising the use of machinery and equipment
  • Tracking expenditure and ensuring that it stays within budget
  • Identifying and resolving problems that may arise during construction processes
  • Guaranteeing and implementing safety precautions while also ensuring that quality standards are met
  • Reporting the progress of construction projects to managers, supervisors, engineers, and other relevant personnel.
  • Studies blueprints to determine dimensions of structure
  • Selects materials and structural units, ensuring conformance with provisions of building code and local ordinance
  • Determines sequence of activities concerned with fabrication, assembly, and erection of structure
  • Assigns workers to such tasks as cutting material to size, building concrete forms, erecting wooden framework, installing doors, building stairs, and laying flooring
  • Ensures safety precautions are followed
  • Inspects work performed by subcontractors, including ductwork, wiring, and pipe installations, to ensure conformance with specifications
  • Mentors, coaches, trains and develops team

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

Education and Qualifications

  • Proven experience as Civil Construction foreman
  • In-depth knowledge of construction procedures, equipment and HSEQ guidelines


  • 6+ years progressive construction experience
  • 3+ years in a leadership role
  • High degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and
  • Technical Skills – Ability to read architectural and engineering knowledge of site planning, architectural design, affordable housing finance precepts; experience securing government entitlements such as zoning; construction techniques; real estate law; negotiations.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written
  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to
  • Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish
  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; Effectively communicates changes to relevant
  • Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when
  • Leadership - Internal: participates in relevant annual budgeting and strategic planning; works effectively with internal support services (finance, human resources, IT, and development); Participates in internal leadership committees