£500 per day Inside IR35

Carmichaels are seeking an Agent to work on a major highways project in Cambridgeshire.

As Agent, you will be managing the construction of a section of works. This will involve overseeing a variety of works within your section, to ensure that works are successfully planned, programmed, delivered and handed over with a ‘right first time’ mentality.

This is a key role where you will be expected to take ownership of the operational works within your area of responsibility, leading the long term and strategic planning of the works and ensuring that they are constructed in accordance with the design and contract scopes. You are accountable for the swift and complete handover of your assets. 


  • Prioritise the wellbeing of your team. Support and encourage their development.
  • Communicate effectively with other engineers, supervisors, enabling functions, designers, and client representatives.
  • Support and encourage the development of your engineering team.
  • Input into your direct report’s annual goals and check in on the development of these regularly
  • Write and/or Review Temporary Works Design Briefs to the acceptance of the TWC
  • Ensure the delivery team is working to the latest design, and it is fully understood.
  • Produce the whole life programmes for your works and update them at suitable intervals. Resource load the programmes to control interfaces and continuity.
  • Review and approve CL31 and CL32 programmes from the supply chain.
  • Understand, challenge, and contribute to the project’s CL32 programmes.
  • Review the supply chain application for payments for your Package
  • Understand the design specifications and drawings for your section. Challenge where relevant.
  • Ensure quality records are captured and stored correctly. Utilising the Common Data Environment
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for health and safety with your team and suppliers working on your section.
  • Set and maintain clear expectations for environmental management with your team and suppliers working on your section.

We’re Looking For:


  • Degree level qualification in a Civil Engineering allied subject or HND in Civil Engineering and vocational training in Engineering
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills to diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering principles and common construction methodologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of temporary works processes, design and management. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction contracts (through experience and formal training). Ideally ECC NEC4.
  • Working towards or in possession of Professional Industry Qualification (IEng, CEng etc.)
  • Digital competence (MS Office 365, document control systems, site digital tools).
  • Formal training in Health & Safety and Environmental management (SMSTS)
  • CSCS Card
  • Experience in delivering major highways schemes.