Site Agent - Civil Engineering

45000.00 - 50000.00 GBP Annual + Car or Allowance + Great Package
15 Jun 2021
13 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a well-established and progressive Civil Engineering Contractor.
Due to expansion and an influx of work they are seeking permanent reinforcements in the form of a Civil Engineering focussed Site Agent.
The projects vary and they are on a number of long term frameworks and work alongside numerous long term clients.
The value of schemes varies from GBP20k to GBP10m which include but are not limited to S 278 works, highway works, geotechnical projects, pinch point/junction upgrades, SI works, filter drain & balancing pond improvement, bridges replacements & new builds, fuel depot improvements and everything in-between.
In this role the sucessful Site Agent will be working in the company's South Western Region which covers projects accros the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Up into Avon and Gloucestershire. Ideally my client is seeking someone who is located fairly centrally to the region that can commute to schemes awarded in the area and occasionally to the regional offices located near Cheltenham.
The vast majority of works will be undertaken during the days although there is likely to be some occasional night shifts particularly on the larger highways projects. An uplift and accomodation will be paid for to the successful applicant.
This role would suit an experienced Site Agent or a Sub-Agent looking to take the next step in their career.
To work with the Contracts Manager, Site Managers and General Foremen to efficiently deliver projects to customers' expectations, attaining exceptional levels of Health and Safety Performance while maintaining company systems and maximising financial return.
Key objectives:
* Manage site activities to ensure work is completed on time and within budget
* Ensure work is executed safely, meeting and exceeding company and legal guidelines.
* Produce risk assessments and method statements for safe execution of the works.
* Put in place measures to ensure accurate implementation of all engineering controls and compliance with the contract drawings and specification.
* Constantly seek to improve company systems and procedures
Principal responsibilities and accountabilities:
Set a high personal standard of behaviour.
Produce documentation to support the construction process, including programmes, Method statements and risk assessments.
Understand and implement the company systems, work with others to improved them.
Ensure that all staff and operatives are familiar with the safety and other procedures and that they are understood and adhered to.
Organize briefings on method statements to relevant staff and operatives within their area
Liaise with Site Managers on daily basis issues related with programme, resources, production, productivity necessary to meet with programme requirements
Lead all actions to solve technical difficulties, improve performance in terms of progress and quality
Set working parameters, ensure their application on site, assess the performance
Coordinate the work of their shifts and ensure consistency of operation
Develop forecast and monitor performance against forecast. Establish and regularly review the detailed working programme. Ensure coordination of all related trades
Deliver end product to customer satisfaction
Deliver performance in key areas of health and safety, environment and quality
Lead the delivery of the customers' quality requirements.
Manage project risk in line with company procedures
Proactively promote continuous improvement initiatives (e.g. customer and supplier feedback, back to basics, knowledge management)
Ensure all personnel are provided with necessary training
Liaise with 3rd parties and other members of the team on a day to day basis
Qualifications and training:
* Relevant industry qualification (HND/HNC/BEng or equivalent in Civil Engineering or another relevant subject matter
* Relevant CSCS card
* CSCS 5 day safety qualification
* Appointed person
Technical skills and experience:
Good knowledge of specifications and testing regime relevant to general civil engineering
Hands on approach to the commercial and planning aspects of the project
Civil engineering and construction experience
Able to produce and explain accurate plans and drawings
Good IT skills and able to work confidently with MS Office and other system applications
Competent in the use of Microsoft Project
Able to challenge designs and resolve problems to conclusion
Good project management, communication and financial management skills
Sound knowledge of construction methods, health and safety, and legal regulations
Excellent communication and people and team management skills
Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills; able to manage projects simultaneously without compromising on standards and quality
Ability to develop friendly and professional customer focused relations with others
Good management skills, with the ability to motivate employees to achieve high standards of compliance
Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
* Competitive salary
* Company car or car allowance
* Private healthcare
* Company Pension Scheme
* Paid holidays
* Potential for overtime
* Extensive Training
* Potential for career progression

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