My client is looking for a Sub-Agent working on civil engineering & infrastructure schemes in the Cambridgeshire area. Somebody with 4-6 years’ experience who has a good drive and is looking to progress their career. Somebody who can take ownership of a section of works and push it on. With setting out experience and would be responsible for a couple of junior engineers.
The ideal candidate is someone who has a technical background, a can do attitude and is willing put the effort in.

General Responsibilities

  • Support the Site Manager and deputise for short periods when the Site Manager is not available. The role is the first proper step towards a management role in construction. To move into this role the engineer must have experience of the following:-
  • High standards for implementing safety, quality and environmental including method statement briefings, site specific inductions and associated paperwork.
  • Work to own initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Record any service damage
  • Producing and monitoring detailed contract programmes in line with Planning Standards – 2 weekly, 4 weekly and good quality as built
  • Good knowledge of construction outputs
  • Writing and/or reviewing detailed complex method statements
  • Managing parts of the cost plan
  • Assist in the procurement sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Deputising for the Site Manager
  • Chairing meetings with the customer, designer, sub-contractor, Supplier and 3rd
  • Manage contractual letters/correspondence
  • Write contractual letters/correspondence.
  • HSEQ management plan
  • Setting up and managing the office administration systems
  • Ordering and managing the installation of the site IT systems
  • Carry out the role of Temporary Works Co-ordinator and/or Crane Co-ordinator
  • Programme to completion and in line with the project targets either a location or work type depending on project type.
  • Production of realistically resourced reconstruction programmes which are fully logic linked showing critical path activities, quantities and outputs, key dates, procurement details, Statutory Authorities, method statement production and approvals.
  • Allocate small sections of the programme to engineering staff for them to manually produce detailed programmes showing daily targets (i.e. Drain Runs, Blacktop etc.) and support them in preparation.
  • Prepare fortnightly construction programmes drawn from the master section programme.
  • Be aware of the financial targets for the section of works and have regular update meetings with the commercial team to review costs.
  • Be aware of the individual activity costs and of those activities which are make or break financially.
  • Involve sub-contractors in the planning process and incorporate their detailed plans into the section plan.
  • Enrol the section team in the overall plan and encourage ownership and involvement by all team members.
  • Co-ordinate operationally with the other section leaders.
  • Monitor the section plan, update progress and feedback to the Agent/Project Manager and section team.
  • Update the plan weekly with as built information, events (Si’s, CVI’s, errors) which affect progress.
  • Review the future critical activities
  • Review progress on long lead in activities (procurement, design, delivery, stats, manufacture etc.)
  • Review paperwork, method statements, permits licences etc. are in place for planned work.
  • Regular planning meetings with team to debrief previous work, review future work, discuss what if’s.
  • Review meetings with Project Manager/ Agent and QS to discuss events, which have caused delay and/or disruption.


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