• Sydney, AUS
  • Required Clearance - Secret
  • USN
  • Construction


Sydney, Australia


FLSA status:

Full Time, Exempt


Clearance level:

Active Secret clearance



Michael Baker Global Services (MBGS) is an internationally known Architectural and Engineering firm specializing in construction of US Dept. of State Diplomatic Compounds including US Embassies, Consulates and Annexes.  MBGS success is based on a culture and set of values that center around trust, transparency, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship. We are motivated to build highly specialized compounds to allow our diplomats and other support staff to operate internationally in comfort and safety.

It all starts with people and being the best you can be. Come join our team!



Job Summary:

Michael Baker Global Services is currently searching for qualified General Foreman (Architectural, Electrical, Mechanical) who is interested in working on international construction projects. This person will directly supervise and coordinate activities of construction. Must be experts in their trade. 

  • Must have a complete understanding of applicable codes, i.e., Electrical Foreman NEC, NICET, NFPA, etc.
  • Analyze worker and production problems and recommend solutions, such as improving production methods or implementing motivational plans.
  • Confer with managerial and technical personnel, other departments, and contractors in order to resolve problems and to coordinate activities.
  • Assign work to employees, based on material and worker requirements of specific jobs.
  • Coordinate work activities with other construction project activities.
  • Examine and inspect work progress, equipment, and construction sites to verify safety and to ensure that specifications are met.
  • Read specifications such as blueprints to determine construction requirements and to plan procedures. Supervise, coordinate, and schedule the activities of construction or extractive workers.
  • Train workers in construction methods, operation of equipment, safety procedures, and company policies
  • Provide assistance to workers engaged in construction or extraction activities, using hand tools and equipment. Order or requisition materials and supplies.
  • Must be able to lift tool, materials, equipment in excess of 50lbs.
  • Must be able to work from all types of ladders and perform work at various heights.
  • Wear personal protective equipment as required by OSHA and EM-385.


Qualities of a Successful Candidate:

  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Self-Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • A high school diploma is preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 10-years total construction experience, 3-years working as a supervisor / foreman
  • Successful completion of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program is preferred, but not mandatory. Work experience will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis in lieu of completing a formal Apprenticeship Program.
  • Must be willing to deploy to project sites worldwide to complete construction projects.
  • Must have an active Secret clearance.
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