Sub Agent

West Yorkshire
£430/day PAYE Umbrella neg

A long-term freelance opportunity inside IR35 exists for experienced Sub Agent who has progressed through the ranks of Site Engineer and Section Engineer to Sub Agent on major civil engineering projects for tier one Principal Contractors. Your proven delivery experience on the refurbishment and replacement of viaducts/bridges on rail projects would be advantageous.


Your duties will include -

  • Oversee and guide Section, Site and Assistant Engineers to ensure effective engineering control and the proper documentation of activities.
  • Foster positive relationships with Resident Engineer (RE) staff and the supply chain.
  • Encourage a cost-conscious mindset by efficiently utilizing company resources.
  • Assist the Agent in managing the cost system, creating schedules, and preparing Quality Files (QF).
  • Collaborate with commercial staff to ensure timely and accurate preparation of records for measurement and payment purposes.
  • Promote the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies to meet project BIM Execution Plan (BEP) requirements.
  • Coordinate with General Foremen to ensure adequate work preparation and resource availability.
  • Aid the Agent in procuring necessary materials, sub-contracts, and equipment in a timely manner.
  • Regularly review the performance, development, and training needs of subordinate staff with the Agent, addressing underperformance or potential resignations.
  • Provide the Agent with insights into potential commercial or contractual liabilities.
  • Demonstrate a personal commitment to health, safety, and environmental standards by adhering to company policies through the implementation of method statements, risk assessments, and briefings.


Requirement for this post include –

  • A tertiary civil engineering qualification (HND, BSc)
  • Extensive tier one delivery experience on large projects
  • Proven progression through the engineering ranks from Site Engineer upwards
  • Previous civil structures experience (not building)
  • Refurbishment of viaducts which include steel decks would be advantageous.
  • CSCS MAP, SSSTS, First Aid  
  • PTS would be advantageous but not essential.


If you are interested in this opportunity, then kindly lodge your CV here now.