Finishing Foreman - Kilkenny

Job Overview

FRS Recruitment are currently recruiting for a Finishing Foreman for a well established Irish Building Contractor, listed in the Top 50 Construction CIF Contractors for a number of years. Our client would have a long history of high profile projects across the board with values from €5m to €100m+. They have also won numerous awards for Commercial, Residential, Educational & Public Works contracts.

Job Purpose
The Finishing Foreman is responsible for the day-to-day running of the project reporting to the Contracts Manager and or Site Manager and working closely with the Services Co-Ordinator and Quantity Surveyors and Site Team Members and Sub-contractors. The Finishing Foreman manages sub-contractors and on-site personnel driving the project through to successful completion on time, within budget and adhering to the highest standards as required by the client. They will have a keen eye for detail with the ability to finish high profile projects to the highest standard.


  • Liaising with:
    • Sub-contractors: to ensure programmes are maintained and services are co-ordinated effectively
    • Site Manager: sub-contractors programmes and co-ordination
    • Quantity Surveyor: on cost issues
    • Site Clerk: material and plant requisitioning
    • Purchasing Manager: procurement of bulk items
    • Quality & Environmental manager: maintaining site records in accordance with ISO9001 and ISO14001 requirements
    • H&S Officer: promoting the implementation of the safety management system
  • Implementation of daily and weekly programmes together with the issue of programme detail to sub-contractors
  • Attending weekly management team meeting for Construction team
  • Maintaining the site diary - recording manpower levels for each sub-contractor and keeping detailed notes of all site activities
  • Compiling labour allocation sheets for direct and hired labour
  • Assisting with the control of plant and equipment on site
  • Co-ordinating and managing of subcontractors
  • Ensuring work is carried out to the highest of standards
  • Dealing with all health and safety issues on site
  • Ability to motivate labourers and sub-contractors
  • Provide clear leadership and direction to the site team while maintaining a professional manner is essential


  • Trade Qualified Carpenter required (other suitable and relevant trade backgrounds may be considered)
  • Preferably 8 years General Foreman/Finishing Foreman experience
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proven track record in Retail/Commercial Fit-out Projects
  • Basic use of emails, computer use desirable

Contact Cormac - FRS Recruitment for more details:

086 776 7521

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