Groundworks Supervisor - D Wall

  • Job Reference: 4830
  • Date Posted: 17 May 2020
  • Recruiter: Bouygues UK
  • Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Health & Safety Advisor, HSE Advisor, Officer
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

VSL UK are looking to appoint a Groundworks Supervisor to support our prestigious HS2 project.

Job Purpose and Scope:

You will play a significant part in the success of Foundation works by directly managing the execution of field operations. We rely on Superintendents to set the highest expectations among their crew(s) for safety, quality, schedule, cost performance and team development. Every day you will bring your hands-on attitude to not only work on some of VSL Ground Engineering largest and unique projects but to also build builders who will continue to shape our infrastructure for generations to come.


-Ensure compliance with Company policies and procedures;
-Develop a working understanding of plans, specifications, permits and other jobsite requirements and constraints, and ensure all subordinates understand their responsibilities for executing same;
-Coach assistant superintendents and foremen in their professional development
-Supervise subordinates, subcontractors and crew operations to ensure all are conducted to high standards that meet or exceed Project requirements and Client expectations;
-Monitor costs, compare with estimate/budget and report to Project Manager;
-Participate in planning of operations with the Project Manager and Engineer;
-Participate in Project start-up and progress meetings;
-Prepare all activity, safety and progress reports and report any problems to the Project Manager for resolution;
-Ensures that scheduling/quality/safety objectives are met;
-Organize construction activities and ensure the completion of the work by the workforce and/or subcontractors in his/her field of activity;
-Provide solutions to production problems and technical issues.

Who we are looking for:

- Qualification in Civil Engineering or Groundworks
- Extensive experience in Groundworks, particularly D Wall
-Computer competence (MS Word, Excel, Document control system)
-Relevant CSCS Card
-Training in Health & Safety and Environmental management
-Previous experience in deep foundations and/or tunnels is highly advantageous

VSL story started with a genuine technical revolution that helped broaden horizons for civil and construction engineers allowing them to push the boundaries of calculating structures further. Throughout the years we have continued to develop our products, equipment and construction technologies to respond to more and more stringent specifications in terms of quality, performance and construction speed.

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the most technically innovative and challenging projects across the UK and the world. With a strong corporate culture, our values reflect how we operate with Respect, Excellence, Courage, Integrity and Passion. We offer competitive basic salaries coupled with generous company benefits, including:

-26 days annual leave, increasing to 30 days
-Pension scheme
-Life insurance
-Private medical insurance
-Cycle to Work Scheme
-Access to Lifestyle Benefits (such as our Cycle to Work Scheme)

Together with our partners and clients, VSL delivers award-winning construction, development and regeneration projects to the most exacting standards across public and commercial private sectors.
VSL UK is part of the Bouygues Group, a diverse global business which operates in the construction, engineering, energy, media and telecommunications markets.
With annual sales of over €32 billion and operations in over 100 countries, the financial strength of our group is a key differentiator in these challenging economic times.