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Groundworks & Civils Foreman

Heveningham Hall Estate, Suffolk

The company

The inhouse building and construction team of the Heveningham Hall Estate, encompassing Sibton Park Estate and Wilderness Reserve, a collection of exclusive-use country houses, luxury holiday cottages, and off-grid boltholes spread over a privately owned 8000 acre country estate. Wilderness Reserve is a long-term conservation and restoration project - protecting English nature and breathing new life into historic properties. It is unlike anything or any place you’ve ever been before


The job

You'll work closely with the Groundworks & Landscaping Manager to oversee a wide variety of groundworks, drainage, and concreting works on high-end property developments and the estates larger civil engineering projects. Your role will be physically demanding and involve a lot of work on dumpers and other machinery, whilst supervising the workforce (between one and ten at any one time), working to drawings, setting levels etc. The role would suit someone who has run their own business (a wearer of many hats!) or held a similar role within a small contractor.


What you'll need

Experience in groundworks, drainage, and concreting on residential projects, preferably not mass housebuilding

Ability to read and interpret drawings

Experience of operating forward-tipping dumpers

Pride in your work

You must be a real team player with a willingness to muck in

A Full UK driving licence and your own transport

You must have a CV detailing your work history


Where you'll be based

The estate spans 8000 acres, from Heveningham to Sibton to Yoxford. You'll be expected to have your own transport to get to the estate each day.


What you'll receive

- Day rate dependent on experience

- Full time work on subcontract basis with minimum of 45 hours per week (Monday-Friday 7am-5pm)

- Limitless overtime available (and encouraged) including weekends

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.


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