Date of vacancy:
25 January 2023
To be negotiated
Work Type:
Project Based
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  • Undertake timeous filing of latest drawings taking care that all superseded information is destroyed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
  • On a daily basis 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: 28 February 2023
Advert Reference No: KC-WTP

Completed applications can be emailed to the recruitment email address below by the indicated closing date.

To SA.recruitment@khatocivils.com.

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.

NB: We may not be able to respond to all individual applications, therefore if you have not received a response within sixty days from the date of submission kindly consider your application unsuccessful