Sub Agent

Our client a civil engineering contractor requires a Sub Agent to join their team on a permanent basis.
There work covers the South East region and is the whole of the M25, Surrey, East & West Sussex and Kent.
They also undertake works outside of these areas, at present they have schemes in Hampshire and Hertfordshire.

The value of schemes varies from £20k to £10m which include but are not limited to S 278 works, highway works, geotechnical projects, pinch point/junction upgrades, SI works, filterdrain & balancing pond improvement, bridges replacements & new builds, fuel depot improvements and everything in-between.

Main duties:

  • Programme works, ensuring effective and efficient utilisation of the resources’
  • Implement and monitor health and safety, quality and environment requirements and standards
  • Prepare method statements as required. Organise briefings on method statements to relevant staff and operatives within their area
  • Liaise with senior foreman on daily basis issues related with programme, resources, production, productivity necessary to meet with programme requirements
  • Support site agent with day to day running of project
  • Monitor quality, safety and environmental systems and promote a safety culture in full support of our 100% SAFE value
  • Implement applicable quality plan requirements. Liaise with project quality manager concerning quality issues
  • Implement appropriate policies and procedures
  • Manage project risk in line with company procedures
  • Ensure all personnel are provided with necessary training
  • Promote best practice amongst engineering staff and encourage their career progression
  • Completion of daily and weekly record returns
  • Effective and efficient organisation of labour direct, sub contract and agency
  • Managing of company and client induction processes
  • Attending and contributing to progress meeting with site agent
  • Monitor and report the performance of the supply chain partners
  • Ensure works are completed on time, within budget and to specification
  • Develop and promote best practice and business improvement within the organisation and contribute to our Perfect Delivery culture
  • 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
  • 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


  • Relevant industry qualification (HND/HNC/BEng or equivalent)
  • Relevant CSCS card
  • 5 day CSCS Safety qualification