Leading Hand Job Description

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Leading Hand,


Job Description Leading Hand

As the Leading Hand, you will be supervising a large infrastructure project. You will need the ability to work to timeframes and deadlines, a commitment to quality, effective problem-solving skills, safety, strong work ethic and effective communication skills.


  • Supervision of all works completed onsite to ensure the required quality and productivity
  • Coordinating tasks and ensuring adherence to safe work method statements and risk assessments
  • Assisting with co-ordination, management and scheduling of particular activities to ensure that equipment and resources are efficiently utilised to meet production outcomes
  • Liaise with clients, sub-contractors and internal team to achieve productive outcomes for the project
  • Providing reports on works completed
  • Resourcing plant and material for the works including programming the works. 

Requirements for Leading Hand

  • Extensive road construction experience and local spec knowledge is essential
  • A minimum of 4 years’ experience working as a Foreman/Leading Hand with a heavy emphasis on roads/civils
  • Have the ability and experience to run direct and sub-contract labour teams safely and productively.
  • Be practical-minded and work with hands-on approach coupled with excellent communication and people skills
  • You must be able to communicate clearly, take & follow directions and be proactive in the workplace
  • Be able to work to deadlines
  • Basic computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office

Average salary: $70k to $110k

Salary is based on © SEEK statistics and research, view their website here.

This Leading Hand job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/ New Zealand market. 

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