Marine Works Foreman

  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Entities: Watpac Construction

Company Description

As one of Australia’s leading national construction companies, our commitment to providing an inclusive workplace is driven by an organisational culture that embraces diversity and equality. By joining BESIX Watpac, part of the international BESIX Group, you will be part of our national team of over 550 dedicated and innovative employees. Our people proudly uphold our values each day and are committed to the safety and wellbeing of their colleagues, subcontractors and the communities in which we operate.

Job Description

The visionary Kangaroo Point Green Bridge is being delivered by the BESIX Watpac led Connect Brisbane team.  BESIX Watpac are seeking a Foreman or Supervisor with marine works expertise to join their project team. This role will be offered on a permanent, full-time basis.

The key responsibilities of this position include:

  • Proactively drive company safety, environment and quality policies, practices and procedures in compliance with Management Plans and OH&S legislative requirements to provide a safe workplace at all times.
  • Organise on a daily and weekly time frame the sequencing of the on-site activities ensuring that the subcontractors have access to their work face for materials and equipment, including the co-ordination of materials, equipment, personnel, and materials handling plant.
  • Assist the Site Manager and report on a daily basis, site activities which could result in points of delay, safety problems, industrial unrest, and take whatever action is necessary to avert problems.
  • Review the construction programme with the Site Manager, re-sequencing activities as necessary to achieve the programmed completion date.
  • Ensure that the Company's policies and practices on safety, industrial relations and quality assurance are implemented and policed at the work face.
  • Ensure quality and compliance with standards and contract documents.


The incumbent in this role will require the following qualifications and experience:

  • Trade or qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • Previous supervisory experience in marine project environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in a high pressure environment.
  • Ability to communicate, influence and build effective relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate autonomously using initiative, sound reasoning, listening and decision making skills.

Additional Information

Our benefits include:

  • Health and wellbeing, technology, financial, leisure and home improvement discounts.
  • Access to a Healthy Foundations and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Parental Leave Program.
  • Well-being leave.
  • Professional development opportunities.

This is your opportunity to build a challenging and exciting career path with an industry leader. We attribute our successes to our innovative, driven and diverse team and offer a competitive remuneration package with flexible, supportive benefits and development programs.

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