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Carpenter / Foreman to Purgus in Norway!

We are in the search for a Foreman with EU-background to take main responsibilities assigned to the position of building cabins (Hytter) in Drammen (two hours from Oslo). *More specific info regarding exact location is Gaustatoppen, which many claim to be the most beautiful mountain in Norway, towers majestically above the town of Rjukan at an altitude of 1883 metres. Purgus Construction and Carpentry has an impressive variety of construction projects in Norway since the company's establishment and specializations in building "Lodges" and small houses. Purgus offer renovation, new construction, facade changes, window / by changes, local adaptations, kitchen renovations. The company is Swedish where they also are present. Purgus has assigned an experienced Recruitment Agent to be responsible for recruiting a Foreman with the future set for Scandinavia. We must underline the importance of good language skills in English since this is crucial for the position. 


You will be responsible for managing a group of our own professional carpenters which includes: 

  • Planning coordination of all project activities 
  • Work performance and productivity in according to expectations
  • Responsible for technical inspections and communications
  • Monitor and report progress to senior management on daily basis
  • Safety and regulations required for the result is highly maintained
  • Take full charge of the team and individuals in all aspects
  • Responsible decision maker with a natural leadership
  • Responsible for preparing the weekly programme of work in conjunction with the clients Site Manager
  • Provide a professional service to the client in every aspect.
  • Organised, punctual and passion for the construction industry
  • Driving licence - B category


  • You will be offered Full-time employment by Purgus 
  • Purgus offers salary and benefits that correspond to local union agreements
  • This is considered as a permanent job with the exact same requirements as for domestic staff.
  • Same requirement model applicable conditions for professional performance and experience
  • An outstanding opportunity for professional growth within the company and advancement
  • Working in a fascinating and beautiful nature environment
  • Support in the relocation process (accommodation / transport / etc.) 
  • Insurance and benefits

 Expectations and values

  • Minimum of three years’ experience of working as a Foreman.for that dates, budget and result is 
  • Leadership is key for the team's results. 
  • You have a financial mindset and understanding of profitability
  • Rapidly forming the group into a powerful unit with high team spirit 
  • You appreciate personal contact with colleagues and clients
  • Of course, you are a pleasant and social person who contributes to the very good work
  • All types of incidents must be reported immediately.

For this project Purgus will provide modern living accommodations that are shared due to the projects unique location and the fact that all work is done in a fabulous mountain landscape and attracting massive tourism.

Read more on Drammen website: www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/eastern-norway/the-drammen-region/

Start of employment is set for January 2019 so send your application asap. Please notice that your application must include an updated CV and cover letter is received through our website. Welcome to a new career with us at Purgus! 

Onehire - Recruitment partner

This recruitment is handled by the recruitment company Onehire AB and questions concerning the position is answered by recruiter Jacob Hjalmarson. Recruitment, hiring of consultants, search, agent and headhunting and twenty years of branch experience. Onehire - your recruitment partner.



Jacob Hjalmarson